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#ASCB15 Recap: Effective Science Communication and Social Media for Scientists

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Recently I led two science communication workshops at the 2015 American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA. The first titled “Delivering Science: Effective Communication Skills to Become a Successful Scientist” aimed to provide 1) an introduction to effective communication principles and strategies; 2) tangible examples of how effective communication skills can support their professional advancement; and 3) resources that will help them strengthen their communication skills. The first half of the workshop included a panel featuring:

#SACNAS2015: Social Media and Effective Science Communication

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[Updated November 4, 2015]


First, a reflection:

Access to science opportunities—to the privilege and power of science—is not equitable nor equal. This was my truth—and that of many people I know—growing up. I didn't have much access to role models, to programs, to information. I didn't know I could be a scientist. Once I became a scientist I made it my mission to leverage my knowledge and privilege to make science accessible to people like me. 

Fondos para viajar a conferencia sobre uso de social media en temas socio-ambientales

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SESYNC (the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center) is offering a 2.5 day workshop, July 28-30, to explore how social media data can be used to study socio-environmental systems. Applications are due June 13. Travel expenses to SESYNC in Annapolis will be covered for participants. For more info:





La importancia de ser un científico “visible”

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“Yo soy la joven que te tuiteó”.

Elena me encontró por Twitter.  “Necesito tu ayuda,” me dijo.  Le di mi email.

Elena es una estudiante de octavo grado en Puerto Rico y su maestra le asignó realizar un proyecto en el que perfilara un científico puertorriqueño.  “Tú,” escribió, “eres mi científica”.

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