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Inclusive Science Outreach

Inclusive Science Outreach encompasses the breadth of science communication, community engagement, and educational efforts around scientific topics in ways that are inclusive for all.
Guide to LGBTQIA+ Allyship for Mentors
Resources for being an ally to LGBTQIA+ trainees in STEM
Resources for being an ally to LGBTQIA+ trainees in STEM. The guide includes definitions, tips, anonymous testimonials, reflection exercises, inclusion statement examples, funding sources, and links to readings.
Mentorship Handbook
Navigate through the basics of mentoring
Navigate through the basics of mentoring by mapping out actionable steps, prioritizing communication and establishing norms
Continued Learning for Mentors
A place for mentors to dive deeper into their practice
A place for mentors to dive deeper into their practice by learning inclusivity best practices, challenging norms in science and developing professional skills
Mobilizing Mentorship
A summarized compilation of resources for individual reflection or group discussion
A summarized compilation of resources surrounding theoretical frameworks and best practices in mentorship designed for individual reflection or group discussion
Mentorship Toolkit
Whether you’re a seasoned mentor or just getting started, our mentorship toolkit is your spot to level up in your mentoring
Whether you’re a seasoned mentor or just getting started, our mentorship toolkit is your spot to level up in your mentoring. Use our resources to further your professional development, model best practices in mentoring, establish healthy norms with your mentee and more!
Outreach and Engagement
Resources to reinforce and improve on inclusive, effective outreach and engagement
We are constantly learning from others to improve our outreach and engagement efforts – take a look and see if something can help you, too
Case Studies of Programs
Examples of high quality, context-specific science outreach programs and projects
Showcasing examples of high quality, context-specific science outreach programs and projects through case studies
RockEDU Perspectives
Ideas to spark conversation on science outreach
Our approaches to science outreach come from synthesizing many perspectives and dimensions of public engagement, education, business strategy, and more. These ideas are presented here informally to spark conversation and thinking in new ways.
SciOut Community
SciOut is a grassroots movement to connect our community, with outputs representing a summation of perspectives held by individual science outreach professionals from a diversity of contexts
SciOut18
Science Outreach 2018: Models, Methods and Measures
SciOut18 was the inaugural un-conference of the SciOut initiative. Over 100 scientists, educators, and outreach professionals met to connect, swap expertise, and support each other in our work.
SciOut Survey 2020
A survey to capture the perceptions of outreach in academia
What is the perceived value of science outreach within scientific communities? What motivates people to participate in science outreach? Learn about our NSF-supported study aimed at uncovering answers to these questions
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Tools & Skills| BIOME

Principles of Accessibility in Mentorship: a Virtual Conversation with Helen Rottier

In early March 2022 BIOME had the pleasure of hosting Helen Rottier (she/they), a PhD candidate …
Tools & Skills| BIOME

Mobilizing Mentorship Discussion Guide: Balancing Identities in Mentorship

Based on the articles: Mentoring Underrepresented Students in STEMM: Why Do Identities Matter? and How I …
Photography: Frank Veronsky
Tools & Skills| BIOME

How to Write a Letter of Recommendation

It's that time of the year...letter of recommendation writing season! Let's face it, at some point …
Photographer: Jacob Arthur Pritchard
Tools & Skills| BIOME

Mobilizing Mentorship Discussion Guide: Revisiting the Basics of Mentorship

Articles: The Science of Mentoring Relationships: What Is Mentorship? and Mentor as You’d Want to be …
Nurturing Relationships| BIOME

What is Mobilizing Mentorship?

Mobilizing Mentorship is a weekly slack-based program that focuses on various topics in mentorship. These candid …
Outreach Community| Multiple authors

Rockefeller Summer Neuroscience Program

The Rockefeller University Summer Neuroscience Program (SNP) Visit SNP's website for more details! Entering its 11th year, the …
Outreach Community| Multiple authors

VoSNL Community STEM Clubs

The Visions of Science Network for Learning: Community STEM Clubs For this #scioutcasestudy entry, we are chatting …
Outreach Community| Multiple authors

The #SciOutCaseStudy Project

Led by Kyle Marian Viterbo and Jeanne Garbarino, the #SciOutCaseStudy project aims to create a simple, …
Photograph by SCOTT RUDD
Outreach Community| SciOut18 Task Force

Professionalization of Outreach: Practical Considerations

As science outreach continues to evolve into a formal discipline, there is a growing need to …
Outreach Infrastructure

What We Learned Around Scaling and Sustaining Science Outreach

Science outreach is seen as a good thing, but organizing and executing outreach can be difficult, …
Nurturing Relationships

What We Learned Around Inclusive Engagement

Science is simultaneously reliable and tentative, and centered on often lengthy processes that rely on failure …
Assessment & Evaluation

What we Learned Around Metrics

At SciOut18 we spent a large portion of our time together discussing issues around assessment and …
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