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

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 andRead more about Resource of the Week: “Stock photos of women of color in tech, now free to use”[…]

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

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 recentRead more about Resource of the Week: Helping grad students pursue non-academic careers[…]

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

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 containsRead more about Resource of the Week: Getting Started in Science Journalism – a collection from The Open Notebook[…]

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

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 currentRead more about Last chance! C&E Section officer nominations close January 31st.[…]

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

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 currentRead more about Reminder: Nominations are open for the next slate of C&E officers![…]

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

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, ourRead more about Business Meeting Update: 2018 annual C&E Section meeting held virtually[…]

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

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

Resource of the Week: Elita Baldridge with Tips for Enhancing Inclusiveness in Your Science Presentations

Resource of the Week: Elita Baldridge with Tips for Enhancing Inclusiveness in Your Science Presentations

In anticipation of #ESA2018, we’re sharing a guest post from Dr. Elita Baldrige, co-founder of the ESA Inclusive Ecology Section, which she published with us back in July 2018.   Part of being an effective science communicator is making certain that all of your audience is able to interact with your message. ~Dr. E. BaldridgeRead more about Resource of the Week: Elita Baldridge with Tips for Enhancing Inclusiveness in Your Science Presentations[…]

You’re Invited! Co-organizers needed for #ESA2018 comm & engagement sessions, contribute to this blog, and more!

You’re Invited! Co-organizers needed for #ESA2018 comm & engagement sessions, contribute to this blog, and more!

As we mentioned in our #ESA2017 recap post a couple of weeks ago, a wealth of opportunities sprung up and/or were identified at this year’s annual meeting. Here’s a complete list of all our current volunteer opportunities. We’ll keep that updated, so do check that page when you have time to commit. Meanwhile, we wantRead more about You’re Invited! Co-organizers needed for #ESA2018 comm & engagement sessions, contribute to this blog, and more![…]