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Science and Mathematics

Social Media for Scientists and Engineers (or How to Communicate Without Losing Your Mind)

January 31, 2020 at 9:30am10:30am EST

Bowne Hall, 414

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Presented by Ellen de Graffenreid, M.A., M.B.A., Senior Associate Vice President of Content Strategy, Division of Marketing and Communications

Scientists and engineers are increasingly being asked to communicate complex topics and research findings to the media and general public.  Public outreach is essential to influencing the public and policy makers in support of actions that improve the public’s health, enable basic science and fuel biomedical innovation.

The purpose of this training is to provide participants with foundational skills for dissemination of research findings and participating in discussions via social media. Participants will be prepared to create media and public-friendly messages about technical and complex topics and their implications for health care and society.

We will also discuss the competing demands on early-career researchers and the pros and cons of sustained engagement on social media.

This event was published on January 10, 2020.

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