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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.
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. Read more on our work together and where this movement is headed from here!
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, and who are they? Learn about our NSF-supported study aimed at uncovering answers to these questions
Mentoring Handbook
RockEDU's compiled resources for effective scientific mentorship in academia
Mentorship is a valuable skill and resource within academia. These resources aim to clarify and outline some key pieces of success as a mentor
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.
Local Efforts at RockEDU
Below are current science outreach resources being used by RockEDU in our range of programs and efforts within Rockefeller University and the NYC science outreach community
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
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Assessment & Evaluation| Niki & Jeanne

Please Participate in the Survey!

This survey is intended for scientific communities broadly and is intended to be completed by science …
Photographer Will Ragozzino
Fundamentals| Niki & Jeanne

How Can Science Outreach Fit into Existing Scientific Infrastructure? A Research Study

RockEDU is teaming up with Northwestern University's Niki Woitowich to examine how science academia views science …
Assessment & Evaluation| Jeanne Garbarino

Example Scenarios for Providing Feedback

A Needy Student Who’s Oblivious About Your Time and Availability → time management, encouraging mentee independence, setting …
Assessment & Evaluation| Jeanne & Disan

Giving and Receiving Feedback

Be a Kickass Mentor Without Losing Your Humanity Giving and receiving feedback is a skill that can …
Broadening Participation| Jeanne Garbarino

Learning From Your Mentee

Finding a Mentoring Style that Works for Your Mentee As mentioned in previous sections, a baseline definition …
Outreach Community

Ben Wiehe: Real Challenges Around Building a Community of Practice

"I just kind of like create organizational structures for the demands of the moment and the …
Outreach Community

Lou Woodley: Community of Practice Theory

"Communities of practice, this notion of them, it has arisen as a way of cultivating and …
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, …
Outreach Infrastructure

Jeanne Garbarino: The Reciprocity of Science Outreach

"There's a single word to describe what I think really describes my experience in science outreach …
Outreach Infrastructure

Allison Coffin: Fight For Your Right To Engage

"We have biology programs, math programs, english programs, we have offices of student engagement and student …
Nurturing Relationships

What We Learned Around Inclusive Engagement

Science is simultaneously reliable and tentative, and centered on often lengthy processes that rely on failure …
Broadening Participation

Kyle Marian Viterbo: Sympathy, Empathy, and Empowerment

"I have learned so much more from people outside with similar problems than I have in academia …
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