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Public Engagement Reflections

On April 16, AAAS and Fondation Ipsen convened a webinar titled "Coronavirus: A survival guide". In addition to promising upcoming research, attendees discussed the ways they've found (both professionally and personally) to persevere during our rapidly changing circumstances.

As her everyday routine began to shift due to Covid-19, Dr. Jin Montclare found innovative ways to #SciEngage and support her community, including donating PPE from her lab to nearby hospitals. Read about her impressive adaptability in today's PES Blog.


Marine scientist Amber Starks on how she adapts to her audience to find effective ways to talk about the transformations that active oil platforms undergo to become thriving marine ecosystems.

Three leading researchers share their tips for successful virtual workshops and create an online community that promotes sustainable and resilient ecosystems throughout Canada.

Science, in partnership with Fondation Ipsen launched a webinar series in 2019 to "shine light on science topics that typically go undiscussed in academia". The result: rapidly spread high-quality scientific content that highlights the importance of often sidelined topics including mental health, science communication, diversity, and social justice.

Researcher Elise Miller learned the value of partnerships while engaging with Iowa landowners and farm managers.

Essential lessons learned by a 5th year graduate student as she goes back to basics.

The idea of "dumbing things down" has ruffled quite a few science communicators' feathers. Soph Arthur breaks down why that phrase is unhelpful and explains how to improve your scicomm.

PharmD candidates Anisa L. Moore & Katelyn R. Brubaker didn't stop with just one kind of engagement. After creating a top ten list, the pair explored multiple ways to engage in dialogue with audiences to combat the public's misconceptions about medication. 

This blog is an update to Alex's previous blog post. Check out how he's grown the Sidewalk Science Center!