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Connecting Science Communication Research with Action

Below is a curated selection of features from the field of science communication written by collaborators.


Talking and Taking Vaccines in Tennessee

While COVID-19 vaccines are safe and reduce the risk of severe illness, in the state of Tennessee, only 54 percent of the population is fully vaccinated (as of April 1, 2022). How do we boost that percentage? And how can science communication make...

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Humor in SciComm

Humor has long been a way for people to connect, share stories, and relate to one another. Today’s episode takes a look at how humor, science communication, and misinformation interact, highlighting empirical research done on the topic by Dr. Sara...

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Storytelling with Data

Data visualization enables analysts and organizations to see huge quantities of data clearly and identify patterns quickly. However, in today’s world, where data is overwhelming, creating and communicating through compelling data visualizations...

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Using Empathy to Communicate Science

What factors would you say are most important for effective science communication? Factual information? Surely. Clarity? Absolutely. A two-way conversation? Of course...but how do we facilitate one of those in times where supercharged politics have...

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Implications for Trainers and the SciComm Community

This culminating conversation focused on previous conversations about scientists' emotional connection to their work, including their willingness to engage, and attitudes toward branding and public perception. Panelists discussed the implications...

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Unpacking the Brand of Science

A single word can trigger an immediate torrent of thoughts and emotions. During this webinar, our panelists will review recent data on what the public thinks – and more importantly, feels – when they hear the word ‘science’, and how their...

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