Monday, March 22, 2010

Irish science communicators take over web

There's a great buzz around science communication in Ireland these days and it can be hard to keep up with everything. It's even hard to keep up with the on-line resources aimed at making it easier to keep up with everything.

LinkedIn is fast becoming a focus for active discussions and information sharing on a whole range of topics, and a new group has been set up on LinkedIn called "Science Communicators Ireland" that will help us all keep in touch with what's going on - including Irish funding opportunties from the Institute of Physics and the Wellcome Trust.

Between this group and the active Communicating STEM (Science Technology Engineering & Maths) forum and even the Facebook page for DCU Science Communication MSc people, it does feel like we're taking over the web. It's great that there's so much going on on-line, and all this means there's no better time for the 2010 Communicating STEM Conference which will take place in Armagh Planetarium on May 13th 2010 - the theme is "Communicating STEM - Make it Happen" - you can register on-line now.

1 comment:

  1. just stumbled on your blog. I'm enjoying it. have you noticed any similar use of Twitter for the sciences?

    Allot of people in marketing are using #blogchat forums lately, having live Q&A sessions about various topic. This use of twitter might be very useful when it's understood better.