Public Engagement Reflections

University of Michigan graduate student Sara Wong shares her views on advocacy, the role of scientists, and different ways to engage.
Read about how Karen Peterman et al developed new scales to evaluate scientists' outcome expectations for public engagement with science. This entry was originally posted on the LSE Impact Blog, managed by The London School of Economics and Political Science.
Transitioning from being an undergraduate to a PhD student can be very scary and overwhelming! Graduate student Kaitlind Howard offers 5 pieces of advice to help provide a smooth transition.
Congressman Bill Foster's (D-IL) take on scientists in Congress, as shared with AAAS Center for Public Engagement Visiting Scholar Karen Akerlof.
Johanna Varner, affectionately known as "Pika Jo" details her path to citizen science with middle schoolers. This content was originally posted on the blog of the Union of Concerned Scientists. We have posted it here, with permission.
Are you a scientist, or an artist? AAAS Leshner Fellow Sylvie Garneau-Tsodikova asks "Why not be both?"
I often hear that the Ph.D./postdoc time period is tedious, stressful, and seemingly never ending! Trust me, it doesn’t have to be. Here are 10 tips that I strongly believe can not only make your Ph.D./postdoc years prolific, successful, and rewarding, but also one of the best parts of your scientific career!
Originally written by Dr. Sheena Cruickshank for Public Engagement at Manchester, this entry details her experience at the AAAS Leshner Fellowship's Orientation Week.
This blog is Part 2 of a two-part series. A career in academia can be many things, including highly rewarding and/or highly intimidating and frustrating. Whether you are thinking about starting a career in academia, you have just started, or you have been at it for a long time, here are the 10 best pieces of advice that were given to me --in no specific order-- to have a truly enjoyable, fulfilling, and successful academic life. I hope that they will help you as much as they have helped me!
A career in academia can be many things, including highly rewarding and/or highly intimidating and frustrating. Whether you are thinking about starting a career in academia, you have just started, or you have been at it for a long time, here are the 10 best pieces of advice that were given to me --in no specific order-- to have a truly enjoyable, fulfilling, and successful academic life. I hope that they will help you as much as they have helped me!