Research Academy Ruhr & Global Young Faculty!
Sommerabend 2022: Science Communication, Social Media & Outreach Activities
Communicating one’s research via social media, podcasts, in videos, or other media is becoming increasingly important – and perhaps more interesting and self-evident – for many researchers. The various ways to communicate science open up new opportunities to engage with other researchers, non-expert audiences, or other stakeholders. Sharing research knowledge with a broader public or engaging in discussions outside of research also expands the possibilities to transfer research into society. These additional – and in parts still new – ways to bring research into science and society also open new ways of gaining visibility as researchers.
In a panel discussion with researchers of the UA Ruhr universities who actively bring their research to the public by using different media, the following can be discussed::
- aims and motivations to engage in science communication, social media, or outreach activities
- impact of science communication activities on own research and their contributions to individual research reputations and track records
- different approaches of making research public, using social media, or sharing research with non-experts and experiences with different media
- how to deal with time, resources, and conditions to make research public
Guests will have the opportunity to share experiences and to discuss ideas and questions with Postdocs from the UA Ruhr universities and the experts and researchers on the panel.
The panel is hosted by the working group “Applied Science Communication” of the Global Young Faculty and moderated by Dr. Maximilian Krug, communication scientist at the University of Duisburg-Essen.
Participants in the panel include
- Dr. Stéphane Kenmoe, theoretical physicist at the University of Duisburg-Essen, sciencepreneur, producing scientific movies for the African General Public, e.g., the series ‘’Science in the City’’ in Cameroon.
- GYF-Alumna Jun.-Prof. Dr. Marcella Woud, clinical psychologist at Ruhr-Universität Bochum, leading a subproject within the CRC 1280 „Extinction Learning“, actively engaging in science communication on Twitter (@MarcellaWoud, @TRACE_RUB).