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Science Communication Network

Careers in SciComm

The Steering Group for the Science Communication Network is excited to announce a new video podcast series “Careers in SciComm”, featuring interviews with different experts in the field.

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Mission and Vision

The Steering Group for the iGEM Science Communication Network was established in 2021. With the rise of an information economy in an ever increasingly globalized world, communication has become a crucial part of a scientist’s everyday life. Effective science communication stimulates collaboration and innovation, fosters public support for science, and promotes informed decision making across all levels of society, from governments to individuals.

Our long term goal is to equip synthetic biologists with the skills in science communication needed to succeed as a scientist.

We are creating a free course, Mastering Science Communication, taught by experts in communicating science to the public, using social media for science, scientific illustration, and ethics. In addition, we are launching a webinar series to explore varied careers in science communication, from journalism to policy to social media.

You can contact our Steering Group of iGEM Science Communication at after-scicomm@igem.org.

Science Communication Network in 2021

#1
Facilitate people's participation in Science Communication careers.
#2
Develop and launch a science communication training program.
#3
Write an academic paper on science communication in synthetic biology.
#4
Collaborate with Education Committee on EduHall/Github for educational resources.

2021 Projects

Group Members

Cibele Zolnier
Coordinator
Curitiba, Brazil
Marissa Sumathipala
Chair
Cambridge, MA, USA
Revathi Reddy
Co-Chair
Alberta, Canada
Hassnain
Advisor
Pakistan
Nannan Jiang
Advisor
Atlanta, USA
Ansley Gnanapragasam
Member
Canada
Clare Li
Member
Nanjing, China
Harindi Jayakody
Member
Ely, Cambridgeshire,UK
Harkirat Singh Arora
Member
Roorkee, India
Larissa Markus
Member
Maastricht, The Netherlands
Nicola Freyer
Member
Uppsala, Sweden
Shanthi Hegde
Member
Cumming, Georgia, USA
Tamisha Dzifa Segbefia
Member
Accra, Ghana
Uttara Jayashankar
Member
India