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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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Tools & Skills| SciOut18 Task Force

Professionalization of Outreach: Recommendations for Outreach Practioners

The following recommendations apply to those who regularly practice science outreach in some capacity -- from …
Tools & Skills| SciOut18 Task Force

Professionalization of Outreach: Recommendations for Individual Volunteers

This set of recommendations is intended for scientists and scientific professionals who regularly engage, typically as …
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 …
Photograph by SCOTT RUDD
Nurturing Relationships| Disan Davis

Engaging With Learners

Engage with the person. Knowledge should be co-created by individuals at different levels, taking into account …
Tools & Skills| Disan Davis

Engaging to Improve Your Practice

Teaching is not innate. It is a practice that can be taught and refined through feedback, …
Assessment & Evaluation| Disan Davis

Engaging for a Specific Outcome

Learning requires acquisition or modification of information/skills/etc. by the learner and thus is an active process. …
Assessment & Evaluation| Jeanne Garbarino

7. Example Scenarios for Providing Feedback

A Needy Student Who’s Oblivious About Your Time and Availability A scenario exploring time management, encouraging mentee …
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 …
Broadening Participation

Christine Marizzi: Leaving Your Comfort Zone

"It really taught me to stop being such a scientist and sometimes go out of my …
Assessment & Evaluation

Jim Liebman: Operationalized Theory of Action

"Do things that are practical and you think will help you improve learn and improve."   Jim Liebman, …
Assessment & Evaluation

Susan Renoe: On Time, Money, and Knowhow

"The ability to look longitudinally and aggregate things together are the things that I'll make my …
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