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The Importance of Communicating Science

Wolfe, Andrea D. [1].

The Importance of Communicating Science.

"Nothing in science has any value to society if it is not communicated, and scientists are beginning to learn their social obligations. "
Anne Roe
The Making of a Scientist (1953), 17.
Academics practice communication skills all the time - primarily in the classroom or in presenting their research to a targeted audience through publications and talks at scientific conferences. Having broader impacts beyond the "ivory tower" is something we all think about when submitting a grant proposal, but how do we actually measure those impacts, and how can we creatively reach the K-Gray audience to capture their interest? This is particularly relevant in the context of the recent "I am a botanist" campaign sponsored by the Botanical Society of America. Raising awareness of botany as a scientific discipline, and the real importance of plants is more challenging than raising awareness of charismatic megafauna

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1 - Ohio State University, Department Of Ecology, Evolution, And Organismal Biology, 318 W. 12th Avenue, COLUMBUS, OH, 43210-1293, USA

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Presentation Type: Symposium Presentation
Session: SY01, The importance of communicating science
Location: Chatham Ballroom - B/Savannah International Trade and Convention Center
Date: Monday, August 1st, 2016
Time: 8:00 AM
Number: SY01SUM
Abstract ID:998
Candidate for Awards:None

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