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Tweet, for science!: A social media course for scientists at Caltech tackling inreach and outreach online

Wilkins, Olivia and Davis, Mark E. and Mojarad, Sarah (2017) Tweet, for science!: A social media course for scientists at Caltech tackling inreach and outreach online. In: 253rd American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition, 2-6 April 2017, San Francisco, CA.

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The public places greater trust in scientists than in conventional media outlets for communicating science, and yet STEM topics are among the least represented areas on social media platforms. As technol. evolves, so do tools for online communication. Hence it is imperative that scientists develop and implement skills to use social media effectively. In Social Media for Scientists at the California Institute of Technol., students are introduced to how social media and science intersect and learn how to use social media for both inreach (engaging each other) and outreach (engaging general audiences). In the course, co-taught by a Chem. Engineering professor (Mark E. Davis) and a communications professional (Sarah Mojarad), students explore ethics, misinformation management, branding, and law through case studies, discussion boards, and various social media projects.

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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
Deposited On:05 May 2017 20:01
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