SciComm with the Experts at Science in the News Part 1

By Tyler Ford

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This is the first half of a two-part interview with Vini Mani and Amy Gilson from Science in the News at Harvard University.

Effective science communication is required to promote public support for research and to keep useful discoveries coming. At Addgene, we’re huge supporters of science communication. To help you think about ways to effectively communicate your science, we sat down with Vini Mani and Amy Gilson from Science in the News, a graduate student organization that works to promote science communication. Science in the News hosts a podcastseminars, a blog, conferences, and more for non-scientists. These programs are all run and organized by graduate student researchers. That’s right, #ActualLivingScientists, eager to communicate their science. In this first half of our two-part interview with Vini and Amy, we’ll discuss the types of programs SITN runs and learn how they think about communicating science.

Listen to the interview with Science in the News, Part 1

Podcast breakdown

  • Introduction to Vini, Amy, and SITN
  • The Most Difficult thing Vini, Amy, and Outreach Scientist Jessica Welch Have Had to Explain
  • Importance of Narrative in Science Communication
  • Conversation in Science Communication
  • The Purpose of Science Communication
  • #1 Mistake Scientists Make when Communicating with Non-Scientists
  • How to Approach Different Audiences

Listen to the SITN Podcast

Many thanks to our guests, Vini Mani and Amy Gilson.

Vini Mani HeadshotVini Mani is a graduate student at Harvard University, former Co-director of Science in the News, and member of the SITN podcast team.



Amy Gilson Headshot.pngAmy Gilson recently received her PhD from Harvard University, is a former Co-director of Science in the News, and is a member of the SITN podcast team. You can follow Amy on twitter @aigilson.


Special thanks to our sound engineer/producer, Eddy Page!

Eddy_Page.jpgEdward B. Page is a Digital Media Production Specialist at Addgene. He is the audio engineer and producer for the Addgene Podcast.



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Topics: Scientific Sharing, Science Communication, Podcast

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