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How Science Outreach & Education Are Leading in Crowdfunding

Science crowdfunding is one of the many ways to fund your scientific research and education projects. While it can be a viable solution for any scientist, outreach and education tend to have more success with physics crowdfunding. Here are several reasons why outreach and education are leading in science crowdfunding and what researchers and other science professionals can learn from these types of campaigns. They Are Community Oriented One of the advantages outreach and education campaigns Read more...


Why Scientists Should Care What the Public Thinks

This March, scientists discovered a way to correct cataracts in babies. The procedure uses stem cells to regrow damaged tissues, and is both revolutionary and immediately useful. Yet no one is using it because no one knows about it. The research team, like most scientists, didn’t alert the public. Given the rise of crowdfunding science research, particularly in physics fundraising, the choice not to attract public interest to science research is shortsighted. The public can do so much Read more...


10 Ways Scientists Dominate Social Media (Especially Twit...

More and more scientists are engaging in social media to connect directly with people who admire and can fund their research. Most of them use industry-specific platforms like ResearchGate and Academia.edu, but many of them are coming to Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and the rest. Science journal Nature surveyed researchers last May to understand their preferences. They discovered that not all scientists are familiar with all social media platforms - or use them equally: Credit: Richard Van Read more...


7 Pioneers of Science Communication

Science is a tricky thing to explain to the general public. The concepts get bogged down in technical details and theory, and the takeaways are difficult to summarize in bite-sized nuggets -- meaning, it’s hard to make non-scientists care about science because it’s almost un-tweetable. Thankfully, there are science communicators out there who are making it work. The most famous was Carl Sagan, an enormously influential science advocate. In honor of his birthday on November 9, we Read more...


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Chatting Astronomy with Kai Staats

What Caused You To Leave The Business World And Begin Studying Mathematics? If when I was at the University or even my first few years out, you had asked me what I would be doing in the 2000s, I would have never guessed Linux OS and High Performance Computing systems. In 1995 I started a graphic design firm which evolved to offer website development services. Through the construction of Linux-on-Mac web servers (and a story I wrote which found its way to the home page of Apple.com) I Read more...

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Chair of the Education and Public Outreach Committee, LIGO and Associate Professor of Physics, Columbia University
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