ScienceOnline 2012 Conference
The ScienceOnline Conference (January 19 to 21, Raleigh, North Carolina) is the sixth annual international meeting to discuss (in “unconference” style) the way that the internet is changing how science is communicated, taught, and done. View the full program. Materials on the web are tagged with #SCIO12. Jump to end for diversity-related sessions.
Broadening the Participation of Underrepresented Populations in Online Science Communication & Communities
Discussion Session; Saturday January 20, 2012; #SCIO12 #diversity
How are you using your skills in online communication to engage students and/or fellow scientists from underrepresented groups? How do you feel about the unusual digital divide: while texting is used more by underrepresented groups, does that compromise writing skills? How can non-minority allies cultivate and retain minority students into the sciences? Are credibility and authenticity necessary for mentoring minorities? Women scientist bloggers have been increasingly successful in creating a supportive online community that addresses their needs - what are the challenges for scientist-bloggers from underrepresented groups? More generally, and in the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King, how has the web been used for nonviolent protesting and influencing culture?
Alberto I. Roca, Ph.D., Co-Moderator
Write-ups and online discussions about the session are below:
- #Scio12: Broadening Participation of Underrepresented Populations in Science & Science Communication
- Lee & Roca notes from session (PDF)
- Diverse Bloggers aggregator.
Please make suggestions of blogs if they are missing.
- Diversity in Science Blog Carnival.
Volunteer to host. Article about relaunch for LGBT Pride Month.
- SACNAS 2011 session: Blogging, Tweeting, & Writing: How an Online Presence can Impact Science and Your Career
- The Science Conversation Bubble
- Broadening participation in the STEM disciplines: Insights from a diverse group at Science Online
- #scio12: The Big Takeaway from the Broadening Participation Panel
- Musings on #Diversity at #scio12
- American Indian Ways-of-Knowing are Broader than Science
- ScienceOnline2012 – thoughts about present and future
- (section “Diversity”) “According to the feedback we are getting, sessions on Broadening the Participation of Underrepresented Populations in Online Science Communication and Communities and Science writing in and for developing nations were incredibly well received”
- Participate in the wiki discussion on plans for 2013 diversity session (registration required)
Other Diversity Related Sessions
- Sex, Gender and Controversy: Writing to Educate, Writing to Titillate
- Blogging Science While Female #BSWF
- Science Writing in and for Developing Nations #developingnations
- Students as Messengers of Science #studentblogging
last updated 8-Feb-2013,
First published 18-Jan-2012