Science Progressive Community - sharing visibility
The community of people active in science progressive topics mostly consists of a large number of individuals and small teams who struggle for visibility. As science advocates, Science for Progress wants to help giving these activities a larger audience.
This is why we offer this platform to people of the community! You will find event announcements, introductions, and opinion pieces on diverse science progressivist topics!
For this episode about science communication I had a fantastic conversation with Upulie Divisekera, the Australian molecular biologist and accomplished science communicator who co-founded “@RealScientists”. She shares how she got access to platforms with large audiences, and lessons from her SciComm experiences: that you should use storytelling and never underestimate your audience.
If you are on Twitter and like to learn about science and the people behind it, you probably know @Realscientists, the Twitter rotating curation account. There, real-life scientists sign up to talk about science and their daily lives for a week at a time; showcasing the diversity of scientists, and breaking the trope of academics as an elitist group.
Here is a call for women in science to contribute to a Science Communication event in Lisbon:
Are you a woman* working in science and passionate about your research?
Eager to talk to the general public about your work in a fun, informal setting?
Want to receive science communication training and (inter-)national media attention?
Soapbox Science Lisbon is searching for YOU!
Soapbox Science is a public outreach platform for promoting women* and the science they do. Find out more in this short video and apply online here until Monday 2nd March 2020 (10am GMT).
We will let you know if your application is successful shortly thereafter.
If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hope to meet you soon!
The Soapbox Science Lisbon Team
* Soapbox Science uses an inclusive definition of ‘woman’ and welcomes applications from Non-binary and Genderqueer speakers.
Controversial but I kindof agree with this *if* you only want a career in academia. Basically all you need for that is as many high IF papers as possible. Otherwise go for it because that stuff gives you a bunch of skills for non academic jobs and can be interesting and enjoyable https://t.co/XgOd0gnBvl