Announcing the launch of a research network for scholars interested in the intersections of science, technology, engineering and medicine (STEM) with mass media; participation; engagement; policy; and education. An accessible and inclusive way of describing this might be “Science in Public”, after Gregory and Miller (1998).Research in this area cuts across a broad range of disciplinary fields: while some professional associations address these interests, and conferences such as PCST bring people together, as yet there are few ongoing points of contact for researchers. As such, we propose the formation of an informal Science in Public research network, open to academics and practitioners with an interest in the research field(s). Initially this will involve an online hub of key ideas, relevant links, further reading, and listings of interested individuals, alongside co-ordination with the annual UK-based Science and the Public conference. We invite discussion from conference participants regarding the national or international scope of the SiP network (or networks), alongside ideas for further development. In particular, we see SiP as a potential contact point both for internal academic networking and for engagement with practitioners of “science in public”: as such we invite input on the most effective ways to do this.

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PCST Network

Public Communication of Science and Technology

 

Science in public research network

Angela Cassidy   Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine, Imperial College London

Alice Bell   Science Communication Group, Imperial College London

Hauke Riesch   Centre for Environmental Policy, Imperial College, London

Announcing the launch of a research network for scholars interested in the intersections of science, technology, engineering and medicine (STEM) with mass media; participation; engagement; policy; and education. An accessible and inclusive way of describing this might be “Science in Public”, after Gregory and Miller (1998).Research in this area cuts across a broad range of disciplinary fields: while some professional associations address these interests, and conferences such as PCST bring people together, as yet there are few ongoing points of contact for researchers. As such, we propose the formation of an informal Science in Public research network, open to academics and practitioners with an interest in the research field(s). Initially this will involve an online hub of key ideas, relevant links, further reading, and listings of interested individuals, alongside co-ordination with the annual UK-based Science and the Public conference. We invite discussion from conference participants regarding the national or international scope of the SiP network (or networks), alongside ideas for further development. In particular, we see SiP as a potential contact point both for internal academic networking and for engagement with practitioners of “science in public”: as such we invite input on the most effective ways to do this.

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