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Resource of the Week: “Stock photos of women of color in tech, now free to use”

Representation and perception of who belongs in a given space or field can be significantly impacted by who is depicted. Three sets of photos created by Women in Tech Chat, available through specific creative commons licenses, are available to help address representation in the tech sector. They may also be useful for science communication and engagement work. Before you use…

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Resource of the Week: Helping grad students pursue non-academic careers

In this post, Dr. Jeremy Fox shares notes from a talk by Dr. Anne Krook (former UMichigan prof, also a former Amazon, Mindbloom, and Synapse exec, and more). Krook consults with organizations and companies to better support women in the workplace. She provides free resources for students and early career professionals, including undergraduates and recent graduates, on her website. Key…

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Resource of the Week: Getting Started in Science Journalism – a collection from The Open Notebook

  Excerpt from the source, The Open Notebook*: “Are you new to science writing? Or are you just thinking about getting into the field and wondering what it’s all about? The Open Notebook has published more than 350 articles and other resources aimed at helping science journalists sharpen their skills—and helping newcomers get started. This page contains a small subset of those…

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Last chance! C&E Section officer nominations close January 31st.

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 current to newly elected officers Elected…

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Reminder: Nominations are open for the next slate of C&E officers!

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 current to newly elected officers Elected…

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Image: two gulls flying overhead. Text: COME ONE, COME ALL! Virtual Business Meeting December 6 Connect via Zoom bit.ly/2018BizMtg

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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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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Prepping for Social Media at #ESA2018: Tips & links to ESA policies, ok/not-ok icons, and more

  Like we did last year, we’re sharing some tips for using and doing social media for #scicomm and #sciengage efforts at #ESA2018. The conference launches the first weekend of August, and the official hashtag is #ESA2018. Use #ESASciComm and/or #EngageESA if you’re joining/tracking along with the Communication & Engagement Section and discussions, sessions, and more on C&E topics. ESA 2018 annual meeting…

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