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Five takeaways from the Sackler Colloquium on Science Communication

At the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C., a community of scientists, journalists, and communication practitioners gathered for the third Sackler Colloquium on the Science of Science Communication. Participants shared new ideas and strategies to help science have an even greater impact in the public sphere. Check out our top five takeaways that will help your work resonate with new audiences. 

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A new year, a new chance to sharpen your communication skills

The work you do matters. It is not only critical to advancing research and understanding the particulars of your field, but it also has an impact to people and communities beyond the walls of academia. Whether its informing natural resource policy, securing funding for new research or getting people fired up about science, fine-tuning your communication skills will help your work go even further. 

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Connecting with journalists: tips to say what you want and give them what they need

Engaging with journalists can help build your reputation and connect your work to society by providing relevant information about your research. It is an opportunity to speak up for your own work, serve as a credible source of information and help others develop a positive outlook about science in general. By cultivating relationships with journalists, you can join the public discussion and help shape the role of science in our world. 

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Fact checking fish tales: how to avoid falling for false stories hook, line and sinker

Vetting media requests If you have concerns about a person or outlet that has contacted you for a story, you don’t need to handle it alone. Rather than feeling pressured into answering questions, it is always okay to ask someone what their deadline is and let them know that someone will follow up in a timely manner. Any of the following people can work with you to verify that the request comes from a legitimate news organization: College of the Environment Meg Matthews (megmm@uw.edu, 206-616-5727 or ext. 

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Communicating science at the College of the Environment

More and more, researchers are looking for ways to help their work and message stick with audiences outside of academia. The College of the Environment offers numerous resources to help scientists fine-tune their science communication skills, running the gamut from personalized coaching to one-page handouts on best practices when pitching stories to the media. You can find all of our resources centralized on the College of the Environment’s website. 

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Nominations for 2016 College of the Environment Awards open through Mar. 9

Do you know a student, faculty, or staff member who deserves recognition for their work at the College of the Environment? Nominations for the 2016 College of the Environment Awards are open now though Wednesday, March 9, 2016. Submit your nominations in any or all of these categories: Distinguished Staff Member Exceptional Mentoring of Undergraduates Award Graduate Dean’s Medalist Outstanding Community Impact: Staff or Faculty Outstanding Community Impact: Student Outstanding Diversity Commitment Award Outstanding Researcher Outstanding Teaching Faculty Undergraduate Dean’s Medalist Nominations can come from within the College, as well as from outside of the College or the University of Washington. 

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Dean’s Letter: It’s time to imagine plausible and desirable futures

Dean Lisa Graumlich

We are squarely in the age of the Anthropocene, the first time in the history of our planet where humans are driving major environmental changes. Researchers in our College are at the leading edge of uncovering the fundamental changes occurring in the Earth system with implications at local to global scales. This research, the science of the Anthropocene, is both exceedingly exciting and profoundly important work. 

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Dean's Letter: Inclusion Inspires Innovation

Dean Lisa Graumlich

It is well established that innovations arise when different perspectives are brought to bear on seemingly intractable problems. Simply Google innovation, diversity, and inclusion. You will find research supporting this claim in the Harvard Business Review, calls to action in Forbes, and the sound bite from Apple that I took for the title of this Dean’s Letter. In environmental sciences and resource management, inclusion doesn’t just inspire innovation—it changes everything. 

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Dean's Letter: Diversity, Inclusion, Access

Dean Lisa Graumlich

Interim President Ana Mari Cauce brought renewed focus to diversity, inclusion, and access at UW through her widely publicized address to the campus. In wake of her talk, many have asked me to define the College’s vision for diversity and I have a ready answer. I cite the need, especially in a college devoted to environmental sciences, to have “all hands on deck” – ensuring that access to our critically important research and education is never deterred by gender, race, ethnicity, socioeconomic background, or disability. 

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