Here are some of our other projects:
Strengthening the Professoriate is a follow-up on ISU’s successful ADVANCE program. This NSF funded program offers research-based support to science and engineering faculty developing career-long broader impact plans. The project team is working with this new program, reaching out to help young scientists develop their public communication skills.
Critical Thinking Tutorials
deLaplante is offering a series of lessons on critical thinking basics via this great website.
Rhetoric Society of America Workshop on Science, Controversy, Policy
Team member Jean Goodwin led a workshop on communication across the science/politics borderline at a summer institute for graduate students and new faculty organized by the Rhetoric Society of America in June, 2011. See the RSA website for full details.
Honors Seminar, Spring 2011
The team is offering an honors seminar on "Spinning Science," helping students understand some of the complexities of science communication before supporting them as they organize their own science communication events.
American Meteorological Society annual meeting
As part of an initiative to link communication scholars with scientists, the National Science Foundation provided travel funds to the AMS conference, Seattle, January, 2011. Goodwin and Dahlstrom delivered a paper on "Good reasons for trusting climate science communication," which integrating humanistic and social scientific research on trust and credibility and applying it to the contemporary position of scientists in the climate change debate.