Science Communication Network
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 communicationneeded 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.