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Business Meeting Update: 2018 annual C&E Section meeting held virtually

If you missed it, we held our first virtual annual business meeting in December! We provided updates on past and upcoming section activities and outlined several opportunities to get involved (officer elections are coming up, section strategic planning, section publishing initiatives, and more). We oriented meeting participants to our online platforms on social media, our website, and our newsletter. And,…

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Create something in 2019! Nominate yourself for a C&E Section Officer position.

Raise your hand, sign up, and contribute your vision to the Communication & Engagement Section as an officer! Nominations for Chairperson-elect and Secretary are open, according to the following schedule. Jan 1-31: nomination period (Submit your self-nomination here!) Feb 1-10: voting period Feb 10: announcement of elected officers Feb. 21, 2019: deadline for ESA contributed abstracts Annual meeting: transition from…

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Happy Solstice and Warmest Wishes for 2019

Happy solstice to you all, and many thanks for your support in 2018. Today is the solstice, tonight there’s a grand meteor shower, and tomorrow, it will be the full moon. We figure that’s a marvelous combo of happenings to inspire us and usher us into another year of top-notch communication and engagement. We’ll be taking a break from social…

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Close-up of a hand, with index finger pointing to camera. On that fingernail perches a small green insect. Text reads: Prep your nomination materials - Section elections are coming up in January. Nominations: Jan 1-31. Elections: Feb 1-10.

Prep your nomination materials: officer elections are coming up!

In 2018, we shifted the election period from August to March, with the intention of enabling newly elected officers to register for the annual meeting at early bird rates. At this year’s annual business meeting, which we held virtually on December 6, that is what we proposed to do again in 2019. After the business meeting, we received feedback from…

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#MySciComm: Diogo Veríssimo on how to market good news about the natural word

This week, Diogo Veríssimo updates his responses to the #MySciComm questions!  Diogo is a biologist turned scientist turned marketer! He decided that he could have the cake and eat it, and so focused his research on the fledgling field of conservation marketing, the use of marketing theory and techniques to help promoted biodiversity-friendly behaviors. He is currently an Oxford Martin…

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Resource of the Week: BioRender

Excerpt from the website: “BioRender is a web app that enables scientists in biotech, biopharma and academia to create and share professional science figures in minutes (instead of hours!) using our scientifically accurate image library. We work with teams at Genentech, Sanofi, Johns Hopkins, Stanford and many emerging biotechs who use BioRender to make science figures way faster, better and cheaper in order to…

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Screenshot of paper published in Frontiers in Research Metrics and Analytics. Paper title is: Impacting Capabilities: A Conceptual Framework for the Social Value of Research

Resource of the Week: A (new) Conceptual Framework for the Social Value of Research

Read full paper here. Quoting from the abstract: “There is widespread interest in evaluating the social impacts of research and other scholarly activities. Conventional metrics for social impacts focus on economics or wealth creation, such as patents or technology transfer. These kinds of metrics are less appropriate for many scholarly fields, and miss the specific social concerns or needs that…

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Science Media Centre of Canada logo - a red rectangle inside of which is a thin white rectangular line. Inside that, another red rectangle features the letters SMC in circles, followed by a fourth circle featuring the Canadian maple leaf icon. Underneath is the full name of the SMCC. To the right, in the other half of the rectangle, the letters C - maple leaf - SM and Centre Canadien Science et Médias reflects the bilingual nature of Canada

Resource of the Week: Science Media Centre of Canada’s tips for interacting with journalists and the media

“The Science Media Centre of Canada is a registered charitable organization that supports journalists writing about the sciences, engineering and technology.” The Science Media Centre of Canada will: work with you to help your research reach journalists list your research in an embargo-controlled weekly newsletter tailored for journalists teach workshops for you share its free resources on how to effectively interact…

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Resource of the Week: Art = Opportunity (research-based talking points with citations)

If you are working in, interested in, and/or supportive of art-science integration, this extensive list of citations curated by Art = Opportunity may be useful for your project justification, fundraising efforts, etc. Excerpt from the Art = Opportunity project website: “ART=OPPORTUNITY is a campaign started in San Diego County, funded by a grant from the Stuart Foundation, and highlighting arts…

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