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Make your blog more interactive! but do it ethically.. Two great sessions at the 2008 NC Science Blogging Conference offered up great insights on these two aspects of the blogger’s craft. Janet Stemwedel ran the session on ethics and Dave Munger did the one on interactivity. That truly was an opportunity to learn from the…

Coffee, good food, and the world’s best popsicles – these were just a few of the perks associated with attending the 2008 North Carolina Science Blogging Conference! Not to mention mingling with 200 other bloggers, journalists, educators, and students. I’ve been so out of touch with the blogging world for so long recently; it was…

Some News From WEPAN’s Conference

I wasn’t able to attend the WEPAN national conference this year, and I really missed going. So I was glad that Carol Muller of MentorNet wrote to the WEPAN listserv today with a mini-conference report/follow-up. She covered three topics: the plenary session tribute to Denice Denton; follow-up to a MentorNet panel discussion that mentioned NOGLSTP;…

N.B.: Nature Physics (3, 363; 2007) has an editorial on a recent American Physical Society workshop, Gender Equity: Strengthening the Physics Enterprise in Universities and National Laboratories. This post is based** on that editorial, which is behind a paywall; you can read part of it here. So, the American Physical Society had a gender equity…

“Conversations About The Tribe”

Dr. Free-Ride has graciously put the slides from her talk at the Science Blogging Conference on the conference wiki, so I’m thinking I can go ahead and blog about the stuff I thought I couldn’t blog about in my earlier post. Specifically, Dr. Free-Ride spent some time talking about conversations that happen in the blogosphere…

Hunt Willard spoke at the NC Science Blogging Conference about “Promoting Public Understanding of Science”. Willard is the director of the Duke Institute for Genome Sciences and Policy. He made a distinction between getting people to actually understand the science itself – which he felt was really hard to do – versus getting them to…

Because It’s Silly

Just had to share this ridiculous photo of Bora taking a picture of Dr. Free-Ride taking a picture of Bora…

“Conversations We Need To Have”

I think my favorite part of the day at the Science Blogging Conference was when Dr. Free-Ride gave her talk. It was titled “Adventures In Science Blogging: Conversations We Need To Have, and How Blogging Can Help Them”. I am hoping she will turn this into a paper and publish it somewhere so I don’t…

At the Science Blogging Conference, I picked up a bookmark from the North Carolina Science, Mathematics, and Technology Education Center. The SMT Center’s website is very, very cool. If you are a K-12 teacher, or if you run an outreach program, or if you are a scientist looking to collaborate with a K-12 teacher or…

A Word From Our Sponsors

At the Science Blogging Conference, Bora urged us to visit the conference wiki and “click on the logos of our donors to show them interest in their sites”. Because it was Bora who asked me to do so, and because I want our donors to come back next year and support us in this endeavor…