Science Outreach

Our adventures in science outreach: from cell-inspired art to a lab-on-wheels

July 14, 2020

Receiving an ASCB COMPASS Outreach grant in 2016 helped us jump-start our science outreach efforts at High Point University (HPU),…

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Public Engagement grant awardees bring science to diverse groups 

July 14, 2020
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Outreach programs to foster an appreciation for science are often part of afterschool programs or found at large public gatherings.…

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Evolution education is improving, and ASCB helped

June 30, 2020
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In my experience, few things provoke as consistent a reaction from biologists as the observation that some 40% of Americans…

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The key ingredients for a successful science outreach event

February 12, 2020
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Have you ever taken part in a science outreach event? Three years ago, I heard the expression “science outreach” for…

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Write about what you care about on the COMPASS blog

February 7, 2020
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Academic researchers are practically glorified science writers. The further you move in your career, the less time you spend at…

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Canadian girls in science group gets boost from public engagement grant

January 22, 2020

In 2018 the American Society for Cell Biology awarded seven Public Engagement Grants, supported by Science Sandbox, an initiative of…

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Science outreach in the social media era

June 28, 2019
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The importance of social media in our lives—the good, the bad, and everything in between—is not surprising to anyone. The…

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Scientist outreach toolkit ASCB

New ASCB toolkits help scientists with outreach

May 16, 2019
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The term “science outreach” implies different things to different people. To some, it could mean creating a snazzy science video.…

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COMPASS Outreach Grants bring science to the people

April 24, 2019
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The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) recognizes the importance of promoting science to the general community, but effective science…

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Model Organism Quiz

December 8, 2018

Take the model organism quiz, and share your results with your colleagues and labmates!  

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