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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 …
Nurturing Relationships| Multiple authors

Part 6: LGBTQIA+ Allyship Testimonials and Resources

In learning how to be an ally, we need to hear about and respect the lived …
A rainbow-colored line of hands each holding a black pen
Nurturing Relationships| Multiple authors

Part 5: Inclusion Statement and Reflection Exercise

One way to be a visible ally is to post an inclusion statement on your lab …
Nurturing Relationships| Multiple authors

Part 4: Allyship Scenarios

We all need to recognize common behaviors in academic spaces that are harmful toward minority students …
Nurturing Relationships| Multiple authors

Part 3: Correct Pronoun Use and Why it Matters

Common pronouns that we use to refer to people are he/him/his, she/her/hers, and they/them/theirs, but there …
Nurturing Relationships| Multiple authors

Part 2: The Importance of Ally Visibility

Visibility as an ally is extremely important for recruiting and retaining minority students. There are many …
Nurturing Relationships| Multiple authors

Part 1: Ways of being an ally

What are ways of being an ally as a mentor? EXAMINE YOUR ASSUMPTIONS: We often make subconscious assumptions …
Nurturing Relationships| Multiple authors

Guide to LGBTQIA+ Allyship Introduction

Welcome! The Guide to LGBTQIA+ Allyship for Mentors is intended for faculty and trainees in STEM. We …
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 …
Photographer: Scott Rudd
Tools & Skills| BIOME and RiSI

What does it mean to be a "good" scientist?!

Download and print out our facilitation resource from the Save & Share Menu. This activity was part …
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