Communicating Science: Tools for Scientists and Engineers
Created by the AAAS Center for Public Engagement with Science and Technology and the National Science Foundation, this website’s resources include webinars, how-to tips for media interviews, strategies for identifying public outreach opportunities, and more.
Communicating with the Media
- AAAS Media Interview Tips (PDF)
- “A Crisis in Scientific Journalism,” by Chris Neill (MBL), Falmouth Enterprise, August 10, 2010 (PDF)
- Dean, Cornelia. Am I Making Myself Clear? A Scientist’s Guide to Talking to the Public. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2009.
- Hayes, Richard and Grossman, Daniel. A Scientist’s Guide To Talking With The Media: Practical Advice from the Union of Concerned Scientists. Piscataway, NJ: Rutgers University Press. 2006.
- NSF Public Affairs Partnership Opportunities Fact Sheet (PDF)
- Reddy, Christopher (WHOI), “Scientist Citizens” Science 323: 1405 (13 March 2009). (PDF)
- Zielinska, E. “Why Trust a Reporter?” The Scientist 24: 40 (1 Sept. 2010).
Social Media for Scientists
- Web and Emerging Technology Resources for Scientists and Partners (Ohio State University Superfund)
- Bik, H.M. and Goldstein, M.C. (2013) An introduction to social media for scientists. PLOS Biology 4: e1001535
- Darling, E.S., Shiffman, D., Cote, I.M., and Drew, J.A. (2013) The role of Twitter in the life cycle of a scientific publication. Ideas in Ecol. Evol. 6: 32-43, doi: 10.4033/iee.2013.6.6.f
Creating a Compelling Talk
- Burroughs Wellcome Fund – Communicating Science: Giving Talks
- Olsen, Randy. Don’t Be Such a Scientist: Talking Substance in An Age of Style. Washington, DC: Island Press, 2009.
- Schatz, G. (2003) How (Not) to Give a Seminar FEBS Letters 534: 5-6.(PDF)
Science Communication for Scientists: Training and Resources
- Annual workshop at MBL: “From Data to Story: A Writing Workshop for Scientists”
- ComSciCon: Annual communicating science workshop for graduate students (Harvard University)
- Broader Impacts Group (organized by MIT-WHOI graduate students)
- ScienceOnline: annual conference to explore how science is conducted, shared, and communicated online
- Aldo Leopold Leadership Program
- AAAS Communicating Science Workshops
Science Literacy; Scientists’ Attitudes about the Public
- Pew Research Center for the People and the Press: Public’s Knowledge of Science and Technology (April 2013 report)