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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
Initiatives

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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

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 …
Assessment & Evaluation

Sara Kobilka: Backwards Design

"There's a disconnect from our short-term actions and our long-term goals if we don't take that …
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