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Paper: Working with Scientists Who Interact with Public Audiences
Volume: 500, Celebrating Science: Putting Education Best Practices to Work
Page: 13
Authors: Schatz, D.; Witzel, L.; Gurton, S.; McCann, S. E.
Abstract: President Obama has called for all STEM-based federal employees to share their expertise and passion with the public. Alan Leshner, Executive Director of AAAS, has advocated the same for all scientists. But what are the best ways to prepare scientists as effective science communicators? How do scientists find resources to become better science communicators? How do scientists connect with other scientists interested in education and outreach? This panel, with representatives from an informal science education institution, a university, and a professional association, offered insights to answer these questions from their experience of working with scientists engaged with public audiences.
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