Tagged: outreach

How scientists should communicate their work in a post-truth era - Guest Work

Guest Work Apr 04, 2017

By Andy Miah, University of Salford It’s not an easy time for scientists to talk to the wider public. The US president, Donald Trump, has called global warming “bullshit” and a “Chinese hoax”. In the UK, leave campaigner and MP Michael Gove famously declared that people “have had enough of experts”. But now UK MPs have published … Read More

Unlocking a whole lot more Curious Minds - Curious and Curiouser

Victoria Metcalf May 20, 2016

These are exciting times for public science engagement in New Zealand. Last week 44 projects were successful in receiving a total of $2 million in the 2016 funding round for Unlocking Curious Minds. The Unlocking Curious Minds contestable fund in official language: supports innovative projects that will excite and engage New Zealanders, particularly young people (aged 18 years and under), … Read More

Bringing science and tech to the people - Curious and Curiouser

Victoria Metcalf Nov 06, 2015

If you were in Christchurch anytime over the last few weeks you would have probably noticed posters advertising the Big Science Day. This event, run by Science Alive and with funding from the Unlocking Curious Minds fund, an initiative within the government-led “A Nation of Curious Minds” programme, took place on a stunningly fine day, Saturday … Read More

The Social Media Challenge - Up and Atom

Kimberley Collins Aug 21, 2015

The hardest part of encouraging scientists to use social media is finding good data. Pew Internet is my go-to source for trustworthy information on how people are using social media. Their most recent report on mobile messaging and social media asked 1907 American adults how they use the internet, social media, and for the first time – mobile messaging … Read More

New way to spread the word - Kidney Punch

John Pickering May 22, 2013

Changes to Flipboard mean it’s now a great tool for science outreach, or indeed any outreach. If you don’t know what Flipboard is, then checkout Flipboard.com or better yet, download the app.  It combines the beauty of a magazine with the usefulness of a reading list.  I use it on an iPad, there’s also an … Continue reading » … Read More

Outreach sections for research papers? - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Sep 17, 2012

Chris Gunter and Anne Osterrieder in writing A modest proposal for an outreach section in scientific publications (in Genome Biology) suggested: We propose that scientific publications include a short section, akin to the acknowledgments at the end, which lists several outreach activities related to the paper. These could be new resources that the authors have created, or … Read More