D. Sharing Science on Social Media
ROOM: Computer Rm 2
TIME: 14:30-15:30, 16:00-17:00
Workshop leader: Joanne Manaster, Lecturer in biology at the University of Illinois, USA and prolific science blogger
Social media is more than finding out what celebrities had for lunch! Discover how to share your passion for science on social media for a broader reach.
Joanne is a faculty lecturer of biology at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, USA. She is active in social media and is known for her STEM advocacy for young people. She writes a blog for Scientific American about science in film, video, and TV, and maintains a website called Joanne Loves Science. Her twitter account, @sciencegoddess, has been named by Mashable as One of 25 Twitter Accounts That Will Make You Smarter.
New media and social media have created unprecedented and unique ways engage with scientific peers and the general public. It is also an effective way to meet the people whose work you admire. We will explore some examples of how new media is used to share science, including twitter, Google Hangouts on Air, Pinterest, Tumblr, and more. Participants will set up a twitter account and learn the basics!