Welcome to the 2015 class of Oregon Sea Grant Summer Scholars, undergraduates who will spend their summer working with us and some of our partner agencies and gaining professional skills, agency workplace experience and real-life practice in marine resource science, policy, management and outreach.
They’ll also be joining our Sea Grant Scholars blogging team to report on their experiences and adventures, and we’re encouraging them to explore how social media can be used as a tool to communicate about science and the scientist’s life.
With that in mind, some resources that might prove useful to them (and to other readers of this blog):
Just a few of my favorite examples. See the right-hand column of this blog for more.
Social media facts and figures:
I’m pleased to be joining former Sea Grant colleague Eric Dickey and his technical writing students at Linn-Benton Community College this afternoon to explore social media as a professional writing outlet, and particularly how one finds – or develops – a “voice” appropriate to the particular platform and topic.
I’ll post my notes for the talk here afterward, and welcome students to comment with their questions and observations.
Handouts and additional resource material from Dec. 8-9 training workshops: