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  • Date: 08/01/2018
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Worldwide, four million people participate in geocaching--a game of discovering hidden treasures with GPS-enabled devices (including smart phones). Geocachers span all ages and tend to be interested in technology and the outdoors. To share information about the Montana Climate Assessment (MCA), an NSF-funded scientific report, Montana State ... »
  • Date: 01/01/2018
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    Charles Darwin is largely unknown and poorly understood as a historical figure. Similarly, the fundamental principles of evolution are often miss-stated, misunderstood, or entirely rejected by large numbers of Americans. Simply trying to communicate more facts about Darwin, or facts supporting the principles of evolution is inadequate; neither ... »
  • Date: 01/01/2018
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    We describe a game and teachers’ experiences using it in their middle and high school science courses. The game, which is called “Luck of the Draw,” was designed to engage middle, high school, and college students in genetics and encourage critical thinking about issues, such as genetic engineering. We introduced the game to high school science ... »
  • Date: 01/01/2018
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    For the United States to maintain its leading role on the world economic stage, it is essential to strengthen the American workforce in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Our current prosperity and our future success hinge on recruiting, training, and employing the creative and industrious STEM professionals who drive the ... »
  • Date: 12/25/2017
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    Scientific ignorance can be a potential obstacle in the journey of India becoming a developed nation and a knowledge economy. Such ignorance can also be the cause of various myths, superstitions and blind faiths which can further hinder the development agenda of any nation. Science Communication can potentially dissipate scientific ignorance in ... »
  • Date: 12/13/2017
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    The National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) is one of the world's single largest employers of science communicators, with over 350,000 students and 40,000 staff. Its science communication activities include five museums (Universum, Museo de la Luz, the Geology Museum, Museo de la Medicina Mexicana and Musem of Geophysics), botanical ... »
  • Date: 12/13/2017
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    This editorial provides an overview of the Journal of Science Communication, volume 16, issue 5. This issue of JCOM explores the question ‘what works in science communication?’ from a variety of angles, as well as focusing on the politically sensitive topic of climate change. In addition, the issue contains a set of commentaries that explore the ... »
  • Date: 12/13/2017
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    This is an introduction to four essays in a Commentary that examine contributions of universities to science communication’s development but also challenges in consolidating those efforts. ... »
  • Date: 12/13/2017
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    This essay examines several distinct roles universities play in science communication, with particular reference to professionalisation in the field. It identifies the ways in which universities have facilitated, even driven, that continuing process. But it also notes the potential and actual contradictions between some of the roles of ... »
  • Date: 12/13/2017
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    Science communication research and education programmes worldwide exhibit notable differences as well as similarities. In this essay the authors claim that this diversity is not a problem. They argue that universities can contribute well to the science communication field, theoretically and in practice, if they invest in building collaborations ... »

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