NYC Science Communication Newsletter-3 July 2017
By Zhaohui Yang
Today’s News Headline
NYC Science Communication has a New President!
Jaclyn Kubala President-elect of NYC SciComm
Currently a PhD candidate at Weill Cornell Medicine, Jaclyn works in joint labs to develop therapeutic tools for kidney cancer using nanotechnology. With great passion in science communication, she feels honored and excited to serve as the next President of NYC SciComm starting this September.
“I hope to further expand the organization so that we can promote effective science communication for all.”
From the Board of Directors and Advisory Board:
NYC SciComm is excited to announce our President-elect, Jaclyn Kubala, after a thorough review of applications by our Advisory Board and Board of Directors. Jaclyn is recruited because she is eloquent, passionate, and eager to learn and contribute to NYC SciComm.
Our adviser, Eric Vieira, and President, Yue Liu will closely mentor Jaclyn and help her onboard. Jaclyn will serve as the President starting in September 2017 for 1-2 years, and will lead the Board of Directors, Institutional Representatives, and Editorial Board, in consultation with our Advisory Board.
We congratulate Jaclyn and look forward to the growth and thriving of NYC SciComm under her leadership!
- A Special Acknowledgement to All Volunteers of NYC SciComm
To Better Communicate Science – Voices from our Volunteers
NYC SciComm has been growing fast since founded in September 2016, and it would not have been possible without our volunteers. In acknowledgment of all their efforts, let’s hear what they want to say about themselves and their insights into science communication.
Click to read the complete post HERE.
Want to come on board and become a volunteer? You are always welcome to join! Click HERE for details on how to.
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- Newton was a Scientist-but is Hollywood Brave Enough to Show that? by Leo Bear-McGuinnes, April 21, 2017
- A Guide for NYC Science Communication Bloggers and Editors by Tristan Fehr and Yue Liu, March 17, 2017
- “#Distractinglysexy”, A Year Later by Julija Hmeliak, February 24, 2017
- Benefits & Resources
Video Chat: Social Sciences in STPF
Seeking to gain hands-on policy experience and apply your STEM training to address societal challenges? The AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowship (STPF) might be right for you. Join the STPF fellows and staff for a video chat on July 27, 2017, 2:00 pm and learn about the impact fellows have been making for over 44 years.
- More details and RSVP HERE.
Writing in the Sciences: Self-paced Online Writing Course Provided by Stanford University, this course teaches scientists to become more effective writers, using practical examples and exercises. Topics include:
principles of good writing, tricks for writing faster and with less anxiety, and issues in publication and peer review. Course participants who score 60% and above will receive a Statement of Accomplishment.
For more details and registration, click HERE.