NASA Johnson Style

NASA Johnson Style is a volunteer outreach video project created by the students of NASA’s Johnson Space Center. It was created as an educational parody of Psy’s Gangnam Style. The lyrics and scenes in the video have been re-imagined in …

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Science: It’s a Girl Thing!

A video that focuses on the talent and commitment of Dartmouth College scientists. It shows them at work in Greenland and comunicates a passion for scientific research to girls and young women who are considering a career in science.…

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NASA Johnson Style

Parody video from NASA titled “NASA Johnson Style” set to music from “Gangnam Style” by South Korean K-pop sensation Psy. Includes stunning shots of space and dancing scientists.…

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The Inquisition of Climate Science

This book is about the politics of climate change denial. James Lawrence Powell comprehensively take on the climate science denial movement and the deniers themselves, exposing their lack of credentials, their extensive industry funding, and their failure to provide any …

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State of Fear

In “State of Fear” fiction writer Michael Crichton tackles global warming. Millionaire George Morton is about to donate $10 million to the National Environmental Research Fund (NERF) when he suddenly decides against it. His lawyer, Peter Evans, is as surprised …

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The Ultimate Resource 2

Arguing that the ultimate resource is the human imagination coupled to the human spirit, economics Professor Julian Lincoln Simon led a vigorous challenge to conventional beliefs about scarcity of energy and natural resources, pollution of the environment, the effects of …

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The Control of Nature

In “The Control of Nature” writer John McFee turns his attention once more to geology and the human struggle against nature. In one sketch, he explores the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ unrealized plan to divert the flow of the …

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Uncommon Ground: Rethinking the Human Place in Nature

This is a thought-provoking collection of essays edited by environmental historian William Cronon. In this book scholars such as Carolyn Merchant, Richard White, Kenneth Olwig, Donna Haraway, and others “contribute to an ongoing dialog about the environment.” The book has …

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Social Networking for Scientists

This wiki is a gathering place for anyone with a passion and interest in science communication and workshop attendees from across the country so that everyone can continue to learn about the topic as well as network with one another.…

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ScienceBlogs

ScienceBlogs is a website that compiles blogs about science and related issues from around the world. Topics covered include the earth sciences as well as other topics such as education, politics and medicine…

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Silent Spring

Silent Spring is a book by Rachel Carson that was first published in three serialized excerpts in the New Yorker in June of 1962. The book appeared in September of that year and the outcry that followed its publication forced …

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SciGirls

SciGirls is a show for kids ages 8-12 that showcases bright, curious real tween girls putting science and engineering to work in their everyday lives. Each half-hour episode follows a different group of middle school girls, whose eagerness to find …

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UCAR Center for Science Education

The UCAR Center for Science Education engages people in the wonder and relevance of science. The Center is comprised of staff with expertise in the atmospheric and related sciences and science education. Major program areas include formal (K-12) education, informal …

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The Science of Scientific Writing

If the reader is to grasp what the writer means, the writer must understand what the reader needs

Science is often hard to read. Most people assume that its difficulties are born out of necessity, out of the extreme complexity …

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The Eloquent Woman

Check out “The Eloquent Woman”, a blog focused on “inspiration, ideas and information to help women with public speaking techniques, eloquence and confidence.”

Inspiration, ideas and information to help women build public speaking content, confidence and credibility. Denise Graveline is …

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Science: Becoming the Messenger

Watch the video “Science: Becoming the Messenger” sponsored by the U.S. National Science Foundation. It outlines a 2012 workshop that involved interactive science communication, writing, and media activities.…

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The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark

How can we make intelligent decisions about our increasingly technology-driven lives if we don’t understand the difference between the myths of pseudoscience and the testable hypotheses of science? Pulitzer Prize-winning author and distinguished astronomer Carl Sagan argues that scientific thinking …

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Yale Project on Communicating Climate Science

The Yale Project on Climate Change Communication:
-Conducts research on public climate knowledge, risk perceptions, decision-making and behavior;
-Designs and tests new strategies to engage the public in climate science and solutions;
-Empowers educators and communicators with the knowledge and …

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Scientific Communication

Nature Education provides dozens of resources to help scientists master communication in and out of the science world.

What information should you include in an abstract, and in what order? How can you get your message across in an oral …

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The GO3 Foundation

In the GO3 Project students at more than 100 schools in 25 countries around the world measure air pollutants and upload their data to a public database for graphing and display on Google Earth. Ground level ozone is measured in …

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UC Santa Cruz Science Communication Program

The UC-Santa Cruz Science Communication Program, a post-graduate program for scientists at all levels, is a year-long science writing program. Through classroom work and diverse internships, graduates of the program learn to communicate science to the public and make a …

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National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity

The National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity is an independent professional development, training, and mentoring community of over 71,000 graduate students, post-docs, and faculty members. We are 100% dedicated to supporting academics in making successful transitions throughout their careers. …

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Professor Destressor

Dr. Susan Robison provides personal and professional coaching.

If you are a college professor or administrator who wants to make a difference while you are making a living … you’ve come to the right place. Educators who live and work …

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On the Cutting Edge

On the Cutting Edge is a program developed to provide professional development resources for early career faculty in the geosciences. The On the Cutting Edge Professional Development Program for Geoscience Faculty brings together workshops, websites, and research activities to support …

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Writing a solid peer review

Nicolas and Gordon 2011 A quick guide to writing a solid peer review, EOS.
Abstract
Scientific integrity and consensus rely on the peer review process, a defining feature of scientific discourse that subjects the literature forming the foundation of credible …

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The Dissertation Coach

This company is focused on helping graduate students finish their thesis or dissertation and making graduate school a positive learning experience.One person indicated that they had attended seminars presented by Alison Miller, a dissertation and life coach from the Dissertation …

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Journal of Science Communication

The Journal of Science Communication is an online, open-access journal focused on the relationship between scientific research and the media. Since the world of communication and the scientific community are now undergoing a rapid and uncertain transition, JCOM wants to …

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How to Write and Publish a Scientific Paper

An essential guide for succeeding in today’s competitive environment, this book provides beginning scientists and experienced researchers with practical advice on writing about their work and getting published. This new, updated edition discusses the latest print and Internet resources. Preparing, …

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Heatstroke: Nature in an Age of Global Warming

Around the world, climate change is indicated by natural events-especially in shifting migration routes-leading to results familiar (species die-out) and unexpected-like the discovery of a heretofore unprecedented “pizzly,” a bear cub with one polar parent and one grizzly. In this …

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Global Warming: Understanding the Forecast

David Archer’s book is an accessible, entertaining, but detailed account of how scientists are trying to predict future climate change. It is an excellent book and should be the first port of call for anyone wanting to delve deeper into …

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Four Ways Women Stunt Their Careers Unintentionally

Looking back through scores of interviews we’ve conducted in the course of training and coaching engagements, and returning to the 360 reports, these are the four specific low-confidence behaviors cited by managers (male and female alike):
-Being overly modest
-Not …

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Encounters with the Archdruid

In “Encounters with the Archdruid” John McFee recounts three episodes in the life of famous environmental activist David Brower. The three people he encounters are a geologist, a land developer, and a dam builder.According to a review from the Wall …

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Dirt: the erosion of civilization

David R. Montgomery is a geomorphologist who studies how landscapes change through time, argues persuasively that soil is humanity’s most essential natural resource and essentially linked to modern civilization’s survival. In “Dirt: the erosion of civilization” he traces the history …

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Diet for a New America

“Diet for a New America” is John Robbins expose of America’s “factory farms”. Since the 1987 publication of Diet for a New America, beef consumption in the United States has fallen a remarkable 19%. While many forces are contributing to …

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Coaching Service: Escaping the Ivory Tower

Is academia making you miserable?

Are you becoming restless, depressed, apathetic, or cynical? Are you struggling to find a job or finish your degree? Is your teaching feeling rote? Have you lost your enthusiasm for research? Are you resenting your …

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Climate Voices – A Science Speakers Network

Climate Voices, Science Speakers Network brings scientists and their fellow citizens together in discussions of climate science and local impacts of climate change. The purpose of the network is to share scientists’ expertise and engage citizens in meaningful, ongoing dialogue …

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COACh

COACh is a grass-roots organization that is working to increase the number and career success of women scientists and engineers through innovative programs and strategies. Membership is free and open to anyone who shares its passion for building capacity in …

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Coal: A Human History

Coal has transformed societies and shaped the fate of nations. It launched empires and triggered wars. Above all, it fuelled the Industrial Revolution in Britain, propelling the rise of a small rural kingdom into the greatest commercial empire in the …

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Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed

Jared Diamond’s “Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed” is a follow-up to his Pulitzer Prize winning book “Guns, Germs and Steel”. In “Collapse” the author explores how climate change, the population explosion and political discord create the conditions …

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Beauty and the Beast: The Aesthetic Moment in Science

Beauty and Science. Where’s the connection? Doesn’t science have more to do with the quantifiable, the verifiable, and the applicable than with beauty?The relationship between scientific discovery and the pursuit of beauty has existed for centuries. In the earliest years …

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American Association for the Advancement of Science

The American Association for the Advancement of Science has put together excellent resources about communicating science. They also offer various webinars on the topic, which can be found at http://membercentral.aaas.org/multimedia/webinars

Scientists and engineers often find that they need to discuss …

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Academic Coaching and Writing

Academic Coaching and Writing (ACW) is a group of professional academic coaches and consultants dedicated to supporting your academic writing and career needs. Our services include research consulting and coaching for dissertation and academic writing; career and professional growth (including …

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All About That Space

Video on NASA Youtube channel “ReelNASA” set to music from musician Meghan Trainor’s mega hit “All About That Bass”. Includes shots of space and dance routines featuring interns at NASA’s Johnson Space Center…

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30 Useful Social Media Monitoring Tools

If you work in online marketing or social media, you know how difficult it can be to try and be everywhere at once. Social media monitoring tools can be extremely useful to help brands, companies and individuals keep up with …

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A Short Guide to Writing about Biology

Providing students with the tools they’ll need to be successful writers in college and their profession, A Short Guide to Writing about Biology emphasizes writing as a means to examine, evaluate, share, and refine ideas. The text teaches students how …

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A Short Guide to Writing About Chemistry

Providing students with the tools they’ll need to be successful writers, A Short Guide to Writing about Chemistry emphasizes writing as a way of examining, evaluating, and sharing ideas. The book teaches readers how to read critically, study, evaluate and …

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