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”

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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!

#MySciComm: Jente Ottenburghs on adding humour to your science

This week, Dr. Jente Ottenburghs, a Belgian stand-up comic, biologist, and science writer responds to the #MySciComm questions! Jente Ottenburghs is a biologist and freelance science writer. He obtained his PhD at the University of Wageningen (the Netherlands) where he studied the genetics of hybridizing geese. During his PhD, Jente discovered his passion for sharing … Continue reading #MySciComm: Jente Ottenburghs on adding humour to your science

Inspiration and Encouragement for New and Potential SciComm-ers: #MySciComm 2017 in Review

Retrospective by Jennifer Purrenhage, series co-editor and Communication and Engagement Section secretary Bethann Garramon Merkle’s recent #MySciComm 2017 Year in Review highlighted takeaways from our 2017 contributors on building human connections through scicomm. As I looked back on the 2017 #MySciComm contributions, an additional set of themes emerged from our contributors. They offered advice and … Continue reading Inspiration and Encouragement for New and Potential SciComm-ers: #MySciComm 2017 in Review

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: Caitlin Looby on breaking into science journalism without quitting science

This week, Dr. Caitlin Looby, a SciComm Section member, responds to the #MySciComm questions! Caitlin Looby is a scientist and a freelance science writer. She earned her PhD in Biology from the University of California, Irvine, her M.S. in Biotechnology at Kean University, and her B.S. in Molecular and Cellular Biology at the University of … Continue reading #MySciComm: Caitlin Looby on breaking into science journalism without quitting science

#MySciComm: Jennifer Purrenhage on teaching undergrads as SciComm

This week, Dr. Jennifer Purrenhage, our SciComm Section Secretary, responds to the #MySciComm questions! Jennifer is a lecturer in wildlife ecology and environmental conservation at the University of New Hampshire, and the current Secretary of the Science Communication Section of ESA. She emphasizes the study and practice of science communication and engagement in all her … Continue reading #MySciComm: Jennifer Purrenhage on teaching undergrads as SciComm

#MySciComm: Ramesh on learning to do SciComm in graduate school, by going back to middle school

This week, Dr. Ramesh Laungani responds to the #MySciComm questions! Ramesh is an associate professor of Biology at Doane University. He holds a PhD in biology (ecology and evolution) from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where he studied nutrient cycling in tallgrass prairie. As a professor, he teaches both introductory and upper level biology courses. He … Continue reading #MySciComm: Ramesh on learning to do SciComm in graduate school, by going back to middle school

#MySciComm: On the @ESA_org blog, Series Editors discuss what #MySciComm is and why it matters

By way of resuming the #MySciComm series after a brief pause for #ESA2017, we're delighted to share with you a recent commentary from #MySciComm series editors. ESA published a version of this commentary on its EcoTone blog during #ESA2017. In case you missed it, we're republishing it here. As of today, stay tuned, every other week, … Continue reading #MySciComm: On the @ESA_org blog, Series Editors discuss what #MySciComm is and why it matters

#MySciComm: Lucy Frisch on switching gears from book publicist to science storytelling advocate

This week, Lucy Frisch responds to the #MySciComm questions! We're collaborating with Lucy to bring a science storytelling show to #ESA2017 next week! Details here. Join us if you're in Portland!     Lucy is a Marketing Manager at Springer Nature in the Author & Partner Marketing and Services division. She curates author services through … Continue reading #MySciComm: Lucy Frisch on switching gears from book publicist to science storytelling advocate