Sarah Mojarad - A New Frontier for Communicating Science: Social Media

Event Details
Contact

Chrystal McMichael

Administrative Manager II

Center for Education Integrating Science, Mathematics & Computing (CEISMC)
Georgia Institute of Technology
817 W. Peachtree Street NW, Suite 300, Atlanta, GA 30308

Summaries

Summary Sentence: Technological advances have, and will in the future, enable opportunities for individual scientists to communicate in new and more effective ways. Scientist must take advantage of these technologies and communicate!

Full Summary: Technological advances have, and will in the future, enable opportunities for individual scientists to communicate in new and more effective ways. Scientist must take advantage of these technologies and communicate!

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Sarah Mojarad of the California Institute of Technology will describe her course "Social Media for Scientists," where students from multiple scientific disciplines are exposed to important issues involving social media. Through a deeper understanding of social media concepts, students are able to vastly improve their ability to communicate scientific discoveries and research. 

Students appreciate that social media communications have speeds and connectivities like no other communication methods in history. These new channels must be used properly to positively engage scientific communities and the public in order to convey the wonderment of nature and science. At the conclusion of the course, it was found that enthusiasm for communicating science with social media was high for both undergraduate and graduate students that are pursuing scientific and engineering careers. I will end my presentation by outlining what I found to be successful approaches to teaching “Social Media for Scientists.”

Additional Information

In Campus Calendar
No
Groups

College of Sciences

Invited Audience
Undergraduate students, Faculty/Staff, Graduate students
Categories
Career/Professional development
Keywords
A New Frontier for Communicating Science: Social Media, California Institute of Technology, Sarah Mojarad
Status
  • Created By: Matt Barr
  • Workflow Status: Published
  • Created On: Sep 13, 2016 - 5:00am
  • Last Updated: Apr 13, 2017 - 5:14pm