Resource of the Week: “Lady Science” journal (resource & publishing opportunity)

Lady Science is an independent magazine that focuses on the history of women and gender in science, technology, and medicine, and provides an accessible and inclusive platform for writing about women on the web. The editors write, “In the spirit of the lady scientists of the past, as we work to recover their complex and … Continue reading Resource of the Week: “Lady Science” journal (resource & publishing opportunity)

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Resource of the Week: Is there any evidence linking creativity and mood disorders

“The Romantic stereotype that creativity is enhanced by a mood disorder is dangerous, and dissolves under careful scrutiny.” from @aeonmag As we've recently shared, stereotypes about who is or can be a scientist, who is or can be an artist, and how stereotypes of creativity play into these identities can be problematic. That's why Christa … Continue reading Resource of the Week: Is there any evidence linking creativity and mood disorders

Resource of the Week: CLIPS website teaches core communication skills for science professions

CLIPS: Communication Learning in Practice for Scientists CLIPS is a website focused on communication skills common in the sciences - writing, presentations, posters, graphing, etc. The website features interactives, tips, checklists, videos, and more. The authors of the site, all faculty at University of Queensland, say, “As scientists, we all know the importance of communicating … Continue reading Resource of the Week: CLIPS website teaches core communication skills for science professions

#ESA2018: Mentoring Opportunities & Travel Awards

Looking forward to ESA 2018, there are two mentoring opportunities, as well as a travel award! Note that the travel award for those looking for support for invited speakers (not for your own individual travel). Read on for details about: SEEDS program seeks mentors (commitment just during #ESA2018) Early Career mentorship program seeks mentors (during … Continue reading #ESA2018: Mentoring Opportunities & Travel Awards

SciComm Lit Review: Skylar Bayer reviews “Writing Science in Plain English”

I feel like I have found a reference to keep on my shelf for the rest of my career [...] In fact, after reading Writing Science in Plain English, I want to go back and edit every journal article I have ever written. ~S. Bayer What is the reviewer’s motive (expertise, curiosity, sharing lessons learned, … Continue reading SciComm Lit Review: Skylar Bayer reviews “Writing Science in Plain English”

SciComm Lit Review: Jennifer Purrenhage reviews “Talk like TED: The 9 public-speaking secrets of the world’s top minds”

When I first read this book, I was so inspired that I set out to transform every lecture in my Gen-Ed course into a TED talk. ~ J. Purrenhage What is the reviewer’s motive (expertise, curiosity, sharing lessons learned, etc.) and perspective (research scientist, educator, science communicator, etc.)?  I am a scientist and a science … Continue reading SciComm Lit Review: Jennifer Purrenhage reviews “Talk like TED: The 9 public-speaking secrets of the world’s top minds”

Announcing new SciComm/Engagement Lit Review series!

Our SciComm/Engagement Lit Review series launches this week! The Lit Review series features contributed reviews of books and other scicomm and engagement resources. Reviews provide unique content about lit that has direct or indirect relevance to the wide range of scicomm careers, approaches, and interests of Section members. We seek SciComm/Engagement Lit Reviews (book review-style), … Continue reading Announcing new SciComm/Engagement Lit Review series!

Human Connections Through, With & For SciComm: #MySciComm 2017 in Review

Retrospective by Bethann Garramon Merkle, series co-editor and Communication and Engagement Section chairperson Certainly, there is much to be learned from #MySciComm contributors regarding how to incorporate scicomm into research and how to transition into a scicomm career. But we, the editors, think the humanity this series exposes is equally important. #MySciComm shows us the … Continue reading Human Connections Through, With & For SciComm: #MySciComm 2017 in Review

#MySciComm: Rebecca Johnson on citizen science, building community, and discovering together through #scicomm

This week, Rebecca Johnson responds to the #MySciComm questions! Rebecca co-directs the Citizen Science program at the California Academy of Sciences. She holds a PhD in biology (ecology and evolutionary biology) from the University of California, Santa Cruz where she studied the evolution of color pattern in chromodorid nudibranchs (really beautiful sea slugs).  She combines … Continue reading #MySciComm: Rebecca Johnson on citizen science, building community, and discovering together through #scicomm

#MySciComm: Katie Burke on forging a path from science to science journalism

This week, Katie L. Burke responds to the #MySciComm questions! Photo courtesy of Katie L. Burke Katie is the Digital Features Editor at American Scientist magazine. She holds a PhD in biology (ecology and evolution) from the University of Virginia, where she studied conservation biology in eastern deciduous forests of North America. As a journalist and … Continue reading #MySciComm: Katie Burke on forging a path from science to science journalism