Fall 2018 semester:
Meetings in 4269 (4th floor Tower room) Beckman Institute 1 pm Wednesdays (Please make sure you are on our Slack page for up-to-date announcements, as we may not meet every week).
- Nov 8--Skype lecture with Miles O’Brien. ILMS Building Room 136, 9-9:50 am.
- Nov 14—Social Media for Scientists: #Tweetyourscience. 204 Loomis, 1:00-3:300 PM. Please register!
- Nov 28-– Journal Club. Pamela Martin will present Cote and Darlin, 2018. Scientists on Twitter: Preaching to the Choir or Singing from the Rooftops?
Spring 2018 semester:
- Feb 5--Journal Club. Sarah Skinner will present Erd et al, 2017, Analysing researchers’ outreach efforts and the association with publication metrics: A case study of Kudos.
- Mar 12– Journal Club. Kassandria Clark will present Garret and Weeks, 2017, Epistemic belief’s role in promoting misperceptions and conspiracist ideation.
- Apr 9–Journal Club. Lauren Todorov will present Vosoughi et al, 2018, The spread of true and false news online.
- Apr 17-19–Sandra Loh workshop: http://scicommworkshop.beckman.illinois.edu/
- Apr 20–Sandra Loh Lecture, “Towards Better ‘60 Second Science.’” Reception at 11 am, 1005 Beckman, Lecture at 12 pm in the Beckman Auditorium
- Apr 20–21 Sci workshop: Mikhail Lyubsansky, “The Gift of Conflict: Conflict Engagement Inside (and Outside) The Lab.” 1-3 pm in 2269 Beckman (immediately after Loh Lecture).
- Apr 23–Journal Club. Vanessa Rivera Quinones will present Goring et al, 2018, Making Scientific Content Accessible.
Fall 2017 semester:
- Sept 11– First meeting of the semester in 4369 Beckman Institute.
- Sept. 15 – “The Future is for Everyone” by Rose Eveleth, Beckman Auditorium, 3 pm. This talk will explore where science and technology come from, where they have taken us so far, and how to open the door for people who are imagining futures for everybody.
- Sept 25–Certificate in Science Communication Orientation: led by Dr. Michelle Rodrigues (noon in 4369 Beckman).
- Oct 19- 7-9 PM at Blackbird in Urbana (119 W. Main St). Story Collider main event! Get swept up in a hurricane and laugh at some monkey business–join us for five true, deeply personal stories about the human side of science. RSVP (free) here!
- Oct 20– 3-5 PM Beckman Auditorium. “Beyond the Buzz: The Power of Personal Stories About Science.” Public talk by Liz Neeley (3-4) with reception to follow in the Atrium (4-5pm).
- Oct 30-Journal Club, presenter TBD.
- Nov 13-Journal Club, presenter TBD.
Spring 2017 semester:
- Feb. 6 – Journal Club: Katie Lee presents on Eveland and Cooper. 2013. “An integrated model of communication influence on beliefs.”
- Feb 24 – Panel: Does Science Need Intersectionality? Panelists include: Dr. Kelly Cross, Dr. Deanna Hence, Dr. Elisabeth Stone, and Dr. Cari Vanderpool
- March 13 – Journal Club: Dr. Michelle Rodrigues presents on Kahan et al. 2016 “Science curiosity and political information processing.”
- March 27 – Certificate in Science Communication Orientation: led by Jessica Hekman
- April 7 – The 21st Century Scientist Workshop: The Future of Science Communication in a Post-Factual World
- April 10 – Journal Club; details TBD
Spring 2016 semester:
- March 4- Journal club (Summer Sanford)
- March 11- Journal club (Sarah Banducci)
- March 18- Speaker: Jessica Hekman
- April 1- Speaker: Jenny Amos
- April 8- Speaker: Katy Heath
- April 29- Workshop
Fall 2015 semester:
- 10/9: Working on the NASW grant application (Deadline 11/4)
- 10/16: Journal club, led by Sudharsan Dwaraknath
- 10/30: Dan Simons, Professor, Psychology: “So you want to write a general-audience science book…”
- 11/6: Ian Traniello, Stephen Fleming: “Radical outreach: the role of scientists in putting education before incarceration”
- 11/13: Journal club, led by Daniel Urban
- 11/20: M. Alleyne, Research Scientist, Entomology: “Communicating science to policy makers”
- 12/4: Workshop planning meeting
- 21st Century Scientist Workshop, April 17th
- October 20, 2014
Article: Opportunities for impact: Statistical analysis of the National Science Foundation’s broader impacts criterion
Author: Kamenetsky, J.R.
Led by: Dr. Kate Clancy
- September 23, 2014
Article: Narratives of Science Outreach in Elite Contexts of Academic Science
Authors: Johnson, D.R., Ecklund, E.H, and Lincoln, A.E.
The slideshow presentation accompanying the journal club can be viewed here.
Led by: Mary Rogers