Claudia Marcelloni De Oliveira
(Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (US))
We demonstrate social media in action along with a panel discussion on how you could benefit from using these platforms to better engage with your audiences. Social media are increasingly used as tools for science communication by science journalists and writers, by scientific organisations and laboratories, as well as by scientists themselves. These media offer many advantages over traditional methods of communicating, which are usually unidirectional. Social networks encourage dialogue and allow the general public as well as members of the press to have an open and personal conversation with scientists at the forefront of human knowledge.
Goal: Inspire physicists to use social media to engage with the general public, teachers and students, and members of the press.
1) Intro: presentation including the activities on the “outreach corner” (5’)
2) Panel: The panel will be a virtual panel, with participants connecting via Google+ and the Hangout being broadcast publicly (5’ each panelist)
3) Discussion: Questions will also be taken via Twitter. (10’) or more if the session can be longer