There are numerous resources that can provide tools, tips, technologies, best practices, and guidelines for communicating your research. Below are some helpful links, broken into two categories: Building Your Story and Sharing Your Science.

Building your story

Do you need help telling the story of your work? Learning how to communicate research for broad consumption is a skill that takes practice. Here are some helpful resources you can use to build a streamlined narrative.

Sharing your science

Are you ready to share your work with people other than your colleagues? Do you have an upcoming conference, press release, or interview where you might frame your work in a new way? This section can help faculty, students, and staff direct their research towards a specific audience.

Engaging with media

Engaging with journalists and the media can help build both your reputation and your connection 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.

Engaging with policymakers

Connecting with policymakers at local, national, and international levels is a powerful way to amplify and connect your work to leaders outside traditional academic circles. By doing so, you bring new knowledge to the decision-making table and can become a trusted source for information. Policymakers do not suffer from a lack of information; rather, they have too much. As a scientist, you can provide clarity on an issue in a concise and relevant way that helps shape the development of sound policy.

Engaging online

Let’s face it—an online presence is a critical element to making your work accessible to broad audiences. Social media and other online tools can offer another pathway to repackage the content of your research in a way that resonates with a number of audiences. Exploring the online ecosystem can help you decide what might be a good fit to help you achieve your communication goals.

Spotting fake news

With so much information swirling around out there, how to you separate what’s real and what’s not? Learn how to spot fake news, identify reliable sources and media outlets, and become your own fact checker.

SciComm newsletter archive

During the academic year, the College of the Environment curates resources centered on science communication and shares them broadly via our SciComm Newsletter. Check out our archives to read about SciComm leaders in the college, find best communication practices, read the latest science on science communication, and discover opportunities to build your SciComm skills.

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