The Scicommer: World news and events from science communication #8

1 November 2020

A weekly roundup of science communication compiled by Heather Doran.  News, events, projects, a diary and jobs.

Here’s a sample:

The Equity Compass: A tool for supporting socially just practice was published by YESTEM_UK (research on equitable informal science experiences for young people). The guide helps informal STEM learning practitioners and organisations. They also have a video (UK-USA collaboration).

‘How the ‘mum test’ can help ensure the take-up of the COVID-19 vaccine’ (UK).  This article covers methods used by the authorities to communicate with the public. It was published on The Conversation UK this week and written byDavid Comerford, Senior Lecturer of Behavioural Science, University of Stirling.

‘What conversations with voters taught me about science communication’ (USA). Published in Scientific American on the 10 Nov.

’Science writers urged to tell stories that include indigenous perspectives’  (USA). Published by the National Association of Science Writers on the 13 Nov. The article includes links to supporting materials.

Read the full issue