Spotlight on Science Communication

VI Spotlight on Sci Comm

Science, and scientists, can benefit greatly from engagement in science communication. From a societal perspective, science communication can increase scientific literacy, advance science-driven policy, and broaden the application of research. From a scientist’s perspective, science communication is a platform where scientists get to control the message rather than relying on a third party to “get the message right.” Furthermore, science communication can help build skill sets that improve technical writing and presentations and are particularly valuable in jobs outside of academia. Whether you want to broaden your reach or fulfill “Broader Impacts” requirements, the importance and benefits of science communication are clear and potentially large. This virtual issue includes discussions on why ASLO members should engage in science communication as well as examples of how members can engage in science communication through case studies and best practices.

Read the "Spotlight on Science Communication" Virtual Issue from L&O Bulletin Here