What role can philosophy play in science communication? In an interview with PhilSciComm, Angela Potochnik and Melissa Jacquart discuss the benefits and challenges of philosophers engaging in science communication, as well as describe the Center’s upcoming workshop.
Last week, Associate Director for the Center for Public Engagement with Science Dr. Melissa Jacquart was featured as a speaker for the professional development workshop “Data and Computation Science Series.” The last session in the series, this week’s theme was “Promoting your Research and Research Impact.”
To help other researchers increase the impact of their research, Melissa discussed strategies such as the use of social media and reaching out to various in-person venues. She emphasized treating outreach as a two-way discussion rather than a one-sided “pitch.” She also encouraged researchers to consider their own goals and their target audience prior to presenting it to the public. Finally, she informed her audience of the service and goals of the Center for Public Engagement with Science, including support for outreach activities, partnerships, and training.
University of Cincinnati affiliates can view her presentation here.
We want to give everyone a few updates about how the spread of COVID-19 will impact Center activities going forward. Of course, this information is subject to change as time goes on.
Workshop: The Workshop on Public Engagement with Science that was previously scheduled for May 13-15 has been postponed. We are currently working on figuring out new dates, and will make an announcement when that is figured out.
Public Engagement with Science Graduate Class: The University of Cincinnati has extended Spring Break through Wednesday March 25. After that date classes will move primarily online. The Public Engagement with Science Graduate Class will also therefore be moving online. Projects with community partners will continue, with appropriate modifications.
Social Engaged Philosophy of Science Research Group (SEPOS): SEPOS meetings are cancelled from March 13 to April 10.
If you have any questions about Center activities please contact Director Angela Potochnik at firstname.lastname@example.org or Post-Doc Melissa Jacquart at email@example.com.
The Center is thrilled to host a workshop at the University of Cincinnati May 13-15, 2020. This interdisciplinary workshop will bring together philosophers, scientists, and other academics and practitioners to develop theoretical and practical resources for public engagement with science. The four themes of the workshop will be science communication, science education, informal science education, and scientific work with communities. The workshop will include a mix of presentations, panel discussions, and hands-on activities. To learn more, check out ucengagingscience.org/workshop.