Talks, workshops, shows, … all of these formats had to find their way to the internet due to the current pandemic. Taking those aside who do not or cannot use the internet, still about 90% of households in the EU had access to the internet in 2020 and could potentially be reached using online formats. Having outreach events and information online especially increases the accessibility for those living in less-dense populated areas in which in-person science communication (scicomm) events seldom take place. However, there are more advantages to digital scicomm, making it possible to not only bring science to people’s living rooms, but also holding the potential to increase inclusivity by using easy-access tools, thereby truly increasing overall accessibility.
"Wanting someone to understand your research can make you feel like you have to give them all the details [...]. However, you need to accept that you won't be able to recapitulate all your molecular biology classes within a 20-minute talk" Read more in my newest guestblog in Tidningen Curie: https://www.tidningencurie.se/gastbloggar/stinaborchers/boiling-down-science-for-the-public-without-oversimplifying/
How to utilize social media for increasing your own visibility as a scientist as well as reaching out to the public. Organized by the Sahlgrenska Network & Career Development Platform. Speaker: Stina Börchers
Find out more about how scientists can benefit from being present on social media in my guest blog in Tidningen Curie: https://www.tidningencurie.se/gastbloggar/stinaborchers/increasing-your-online-visibility/
Find out more about how to get started to use social media for science communication in my guest blog in Tidningen Curie!