#scicomm News


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    Google Hosts Alda Center Associate Director for #SciComm Talk

    Dr. Christine O’Connell, Associate Director of the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science, shares tips for connecting with your audience and getting your point across. Working in ocean and environmental science to policy and advocacy, O’Connell saw ho ...

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    Science Communication and Democracy

    From the Public Understanding of Science initiative in the mid-1950s, to decades-later controversy about nuclear power and genetically modified crops, the public has become increasingly aware and involved in decisions about science.   Of course, democrati ...

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    The Power of Conversation to Communicate Science

    As part of COMPASS, writer Nancy Barron joined Dr. Dietram Scheufele, a communication expert at the University of Wisconsin – Madison on the public and political interfaces of emerging science in advance of his keynote address at the 2016 North American C ...

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    3 C’s of communicating science: Clarity, Creativity, Curiosity

    Sense About Science writer Neda Afsarmanesh recently participated in the first 2016 Public Engagement Workshop for Scientists at  California Institute of Technology. Scientists came from within the university as well as from the nearby Jet Propulsion Labo ...

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    STEM To Steam: How Coffee Is Perking Up Engineering Education

    Original on www.npr.org Like so many brilliant innovations, the idea seems obvious in hindsight. Just combine college, coffee, and chemical engineering. Of course! But no one, apparently, hit upon this magic formula until a few years ago, when William Ris ...

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    Astrophysicist Mario Livio on the Intersection of Art and Science

    Original on www.smithsonianmag.com Mario Livio is an astrophysicist and author who worked on the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) for over two decades. Born in Romania and raised in Israel, he studied physics and mathematics, theoretical physics, and theoreti ...

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    Using Art to Illuminate Science

    Original on news.tulane.edu In 2014, the Tulane program A Studio in the Woods started the ‘Flint and Steel: Cross Disciplinary Combustion’ residency program, which partnered artists with academic scholars. Many of these residencies serve to illustrate tha ...