Content tagged with: science-communication-webinar

The third step in the design process is to bring your creative ideas to be. In the third seminar we will discuss different prototyping methods, with a focus on low and medium fidelity prototypes, that can help you ideate, problem-solve, communicate and cheaply test multiple design solution possibilities. We will also discuss how to best test your design solution and the prototypes. Testing will help you refine your design, teach you more about the user, and will help you validate your own point of view of the problem and the solution.

During our second webinar we will discuss different ways for generating the best solutions that will address the problem you defined using the tools from the first seminar. We will show how ideation methods such as bodystorming, mindmapping and sketching can help you to come up with the broadest range of possible ideas (not necessarily with the “right” idea). The goal of these creativity tools is to look beyond the obvious, to harness your team’s expertise and to uncover unexpected solutions.

During the first webinar of the four-part Design Thinking Series, we will discuss how important it is to truly understand the problem your product or service is trying to solve. You will learn how to develop personas and empathy for the potential users, which can be incorporated into a more successful design. You will be exposed to tools that will help you to observe, engage, watch and listen to the potential user, to get a realistic understanding of the end user’s experiences.

Dr. Marianne Alleyne (Univ. of Illinois, Urbana) presents 5 ways that you can take action during Entomology Advocacy Week.

Dr. Laramy Enders (UNL) and Dr. Sarah Zukoff (KSU) outline the many ingredients required to deliver a truly great scientific presentation. In the first half, Laramy focuses on the dos and don’ts of presenting at an annual meeting such as ESA’s, Entomology 2015. In the second half, Sarah focuses on presenting to the public in an extension capacity. Combined, they offer valuable advice for entomologists and scientists in any stage of their career.

An overview of what citizen science is and what citizen scientists do. Citizen science can offer researchers and participants many things, but what goes into developing a citizen science project? What are the benefits and concerns? This session will provide insight into how citizen science is being used to meet research and education needs of both project leaders and collaborating participants, using projects established at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Department of Entomology as examples.

The co-editors-in-chief of the Journal of Integrated Pest Management (Dr. Marlin Rice and Dr. Kevin Steffey), along with extension entomologist Dr. Jeff Bradshaw, talk about JIPM's four different categories and provide information about how to submit articles, plus an overview of the benefits of publishing in the journal.

Communicating effectively with non-scientists is becoming more and more reliant on more diversified platforms. Whether  through a press release, Twitter, or YouTube, our ability to transfer information to the public appears to be changing due to digital technologies. How do we communicate our scientific messages to our stakeholders and audiences most effectively? This webinar will discuss some thoughts, tools, and approaches concerning communication with non-scientific audiences and will provide some examples of communication workflows.

Presented by the American Institute of Biological Sciences and the Entomological Society of America, learn how to improve communication skills, conduct a successful meeting with an elected official, and the importance of federal funding for biological research.

Learn how to prepare a well-structured paper for a scientific journal. Good scientific writing takes the reader by the hand and leads him/her through the paper, no matter how technical and complicated, so that the reader does not get lost, but instead comes away understanding the logic, purpose, methods, results, and implications of your study. And it must be done in a way that leaves no room for misunderstanding about what you did or about what you learned. All of this requires tight sentence structure and unambiguous wording.

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