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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

Voting is now open for the ESA Communication & Engagement Section’s next chairperson-elect!

If you are a current Section member, please check your inbox for an email with a link to the voting form. Voting* will close on June 11, 2018. Section officer elections are key, and your vote matters. Officers 1) plan a lot of the annual meeting trainings, 2) collaborate with other sections and governance committees … Continue reading Voting is now open for the ESA Communication & Engagement Section’s next chairperson-elect!

#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”

Cross-post: I don’t usually post selfies, but that’s about to change. OR, some things #scientistswhoselfie and #sketchyourscience have in common.

In the spirit of expanding the reach and of science communication and engagement conversations happening within and beyond the Communications and Engagement Section, we are going to start re-posting and cross-posting content from C&E Section members. If you would like to have one of your projects or blog posts featured in this series, contact us! … Continue reading Cross-post: I don’t usually post selfies, but that’s about to change. OR, some things #scientistswhoselfie and #sketchyourscience have in common.

Wanted: You! Nominations now open for 2018-2020 chair-elect position

(Photo by Bethann Garramon Merkle, ©2018) As we mentioned in the April newsletter, nominations are now open for the next Communication and Engagement Section chairperson-elect. If you are looking for a way to enhance your scicomm skills while contributing to others', this is a fantastic opportunity. It's also a great way to learn more about how … Continue reading Wanted: You! Nominations now open for 2018-2020 chair-elect position

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”