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Engaging Social Media

In a constantly changing online landscape, what is the best way for scientists and engineers to engage the public through social media? This session discussed how people are accessing science information via blogs and social networks and the importance of researchers getting involved directly. Speakers addressed the ways that researchers can create meaningful interactions with the public through social media.

Moderator: Carl Zimmer, Science Journalist, The Loom


  •     Christie Wilcox, University of Hawaii, Science Sushi: “Science in a Digital Age”
  •     Scicurious, Neurotic Physiology: “Science Blogging for Fun and Profit”
  •     Dominique Brossard, University of Wisconsin: “Science and the Public in New Information Environments”

Each speaker’s talk, as well as the question-and-answer session, are provided as separate videos.