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How Top Scientists Use Twitter to Support their Research

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How Top Scientists Use Twitter to Support their Research Recorded  November 7, 2019 Scientists are increasingly using social media as vehicles via which to communicate with other scientists and with the public. Social media platforms also provide excellent opportunities to build professional networks,…

Social Media for Scientists: What, Why, and How

Social Media for Scientists: What, Why, and How Recorded: Friday, September 27 About This Webinar Scientists are increasingly using social media as vehicles through which to communicate with other scientists and the public. Social media platforms also provide excellent opportunities to build professional…

Effective strategies for rebutting science denialism in public discussions

Scientists are often asked to engage in public discourse as a way to counteract science denialism, but it’s not always clear if their efforts can change minds. A new study by Schmid and Betsch suggests that efforts to rebut are worthwhile. They showed subjects videos with climate denial messages about…

Unite, Inspire, Enable: The future of plant science

Authors: JP Dundore-Arias, Jacque Fletcher, and Brett Tyler This article originally appeared in Phytopathology News (May 2019, Volume 53, Issue 5) “The goal of a sustainable future, with a more nimble and innovative workforce and a highly competitive research enterprise, is in the national interest….…

Using “Scientists Who Selfie” to disrupt stereotypes of scientists (PLOS One)

Public engagement has been a long-term challenge for scientists. The rise of social media has generated a novel avenue for connecting with a wider audience; however, many scientists walk a fine line between being personal and professional, often posting images of their work but not themselves. A recent…

Maximizing the signal, decreasing the noise, Part 2: Skills for speaking and designing clearly

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Maximizing the signal, decreasing the noise, Part 2: Skills for speaking and designing clearly Recorded April 2019  About This Webinar In part 1 of the webinar, Professor Tobias Baskin introduced a philosophy for writing clearly based on recognizing that our words are read. In part 2, he extends…

Preparing your research story for peer review and publication

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Preparing your research story for peer review and publication Recorded Mary 2019   About this Webinar Considering how important writing is to a career in science, many scientists receive little formal training in the writing process. In this seminar, Mary shares tips to help overcome common…

Taproot S3E6: Opening Channels of Communication Between Cells and Scientists

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In this episode, we talk with Dr. Yoselin Benitez-Alfonso who is a faculty member at the University of Leeds in the United Kingdom to bust the myth competition is a part of science that cannot be avoided. Dr. Yoselin Benitez-Alfonso is originally from Cuba, and completed her graduate studies at…

Creating a future of effective science communicators

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The need for incentivized science communication training for graduate students In 2017, I attended the March for Science in Denver, CO alongside two plant biology graduate students. The excitement I got from being in a mass of people who support science funding dissipated when we started talking to…