Advertisement

You are browsing the archive for Public outreach Archives - The Plainspoken Scientist.

6 November 2017

#TalkClimateNow: Having Conversations about Climate Change

Waiting for that opportunity to talk about climate change with friends and family? That time is now!

Read More >>

No Comments/Trackbacks >>


30 October 2017

Plain language supports science communication

By Kate Goggin. This post was originally published by the Center for Plain Language. I love helping scientists translate tech talk into plain language. Often the editing process goes smoothly, but sometimes, they have reservations. The fears I hear most often involve dumbing down the information, or, oversimplifying it. “Those are common complaints,” says Dr. Lisa DiPinto, Senior Scientist at the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, and one of my …

Read More >>

No Comments/Trackbacks >>


16 October 2017

Public outreach: Be mindful, not fearful

By Shane M Hanlon  One of the most important things to think about when reaching out, especially through means such as social or classic media, or writing letters to media outlets or journals, is that these mediums are public. What you say will be able to be seen by a wide audience and will be available to reference forever. This can be viewed as a barrier to prevent scientists from …

Read More >>

1 Comment/Trackback >>


9 October 2017

Share your science during Earth Science Week!

This week is the perfect time to start/expand your scicomm & outreach adventure!

Read More >>

No Comments/Trackbacks >>


28 September 2017

#dataviz – The (not really) new form a scicomm

Data can be more than numbers on a spreadsheet. It can tell a beautiful story.

Read More >>

No Comments/Trackbacks >>


28 August 2017

Communicating uncertainty in research to the public

By Madeleine Jepsen. This is the second of a two-part series on communicating uncertainty.  Whether it’s a congressman drafting legislation or a family member asking about your research at Thanksgiving dinner, explaining uncertainty in research to a lay audience is an important part of science communication. Recently, Joseph Guillaume, a postdoctoral fellow at Aalto University, published an analysis of how uncertainty is verbally communicated in scientific publications using abstracts from …

Read More >>

No Comments/Trackbacks >>


23 August 2017

Communicating uncertainty in research papers

What do scientists mean when they say “uncertainty?”

Read More >>

No Comments/Trackbacks >>


4 August 2017

Do you wanna write a blog post?!

We’re looking guest contributors to our blog!

Read More >>

1 Comment/Trackback >>


24 July 2017

Humanizing scientists via #AlongsideScience

Scientists have interests outside of science. #AlongsideScience helps to showcase those interests.

Read More >>

No Comments/Trackbacks >>


3 July 2017

Blogging about diseases – for science! (And fun.)

By Shane M Hanlon I’m a disease ecologist by training. As a graduate student I investigated how agricultural runoff, mainly in the form of pesticides, alters the effects of fungal disease in amphibians. I still collaborate on primarily disease-related projects with my peers. And, as an added bonus, I get to spend three weeks each summer teaching a disease ecology course at Pymatuning Laboratory of Ecology (- the place where …

Read More >>

No Comments/Trackbacks >>