Please join us for our next event!

“Is it Safe?”

Talking About Risk with Kaci Buhl


Tuesday, November 19th 
12 noon – 1 pm 
Linus Pauling Science Center (LPSC)
seminar room 402

As a long time veteran of the National Pesticide Information Center, Kaci Buhl has taken thousands of phone calls about risk. She has also trained staff, state agencies, and EPA personnel in these topics.

Kaci will make the case for talking about risk rather than safety, and introduce the risk framework. Bring your risk communication questions and thoughts. We will use at least half of our time in discussion talking about the real challenges and opportunities we face.

Fall term is here!  Thank you to those who filled out the survey and helped us prepare for a monthly 2013-2014 brown-bag series.  We will meet the third Tuesday of each month.
The sessions are designed around gaining knowledge through dialogue and discussions. Everyone is welcome to participate at all levels.
Twitter sharing and discussions are encouraged. Be sure to use the hashtag #OSUScicomm.

Please join us in two weeks for our first event!

“To Advocate or Not To Advocate”
Are there circumstances in which OSU science writers and other communicators should frame scientists as policy advocates?
Or should we avoid advocacy at all costs?
Hosted by Nick Houtman
Featuring Bob Lackey and Michael Nelson 

Tuesday, Oct. 15
12 noon – 1:00 pm

Marketplace West Dining Large East Room
You can bring a bag lunch or grab lunch there.

Hi Everyone,

This year we formed OSU SciComm, an open, informal group of OSU professionals and scientists promoting best practices in science communication. We plan to build community, provide training, and foster
discussions that will keep OSU on the cutting edge.

On July 1, we sent out this survey to people who already showed interest in this group to help plan next year’s topics. We’ve already received 46 completed surveys! This shows the interest and need.

If you haven’t already filled out the survey, you are invited to do so. It only takes about 5 minutes:

Thank you from the OSU SciComm Steering Committee:

Kaci Buhl, Project Coordinator, NPIC
Linda Lamb, Publications/Outreach Manager, CEOAS
Naomi Hirsch, Program Coordinator, EHSC/SRP
Heather Reiff, Science Policy Coordinator, COMPASS
Nick Houtman, Editor, Terra Magazine

Thanks to those who attended our first presentation.  The audience included 22 people representing scientists, outreach and social media specialists, writers, instructors and students (many wore “multiple hats”). The group got charged up with new ideas for their own projects as well as future collaborative projects. And there is always great discussion when you bring a group together to discuss social media. It demonstrated the importance of this group at OSU.

Resources from the presentation are below:

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Wednesday, May 29th

12 noon – 1 pm

OSU Marketplace West Dining  – Large East Room

Facilitator: Naomi Hirsch, EdM, Communications Coordinator for NIEHS-funded Centers: Superfund Research Program and Enviornmental Health Sciences Center

All interested are invited to this first event. We will be sure to have time to share more about this group and discuss needs and gaps for future event topics.