Science Communigators is an undergraduate club affiliated with the STEM Translational Communication Center in the College of Journalism and Communications at the University of Florida. The mission of the club is to improve the translation of science for various stakeholders and to provide opportunities for undergraduates to gain valuable experience in science communication.
WHAT WE DO
The goal of the organization is to foster an inclusive, collaborative and innovate hub of scholars interested in communicating science. The club has two main teams:
1. Science Public Information Officers: Interview researchers and report on their findings, translating the jargon and esoteric concepts into easily understandable language. Members are taught the ins and outs of freelance science writing and how to pitch various outlets.
2. YouTube Team: Help write, film and produce science-related YouTube videos to accompany the written posts.
We also provide a gateway for students to learn from key figures in the field of science communication by hosting speakers and workshops and attending local and regional conferences. If you are interested in giving a presentation or workshop, please contact us at email@example.com.
INTERESTED IN JOINING?
Anyone with a passion for talking about science is encouraged to join our conversation. We’re looking for communicators with an interest in science as well as STEM majors with a passion/talent for writing. Graphic designers and web developers, as well as those with videography experience, are also highly desired.
If you are interested or have any questions about the club, follow us on social media (@scicommgators) or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to hearing from you!
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President and FounderPublic Relations sophomore Zachary Savitsky acquired a passion for science communication serendipitously. He loved both English and science and decided he would major in public relations and minor in physics.
But it was his introduction to Dr. Janice Krieger, director of the STEM Translational Communication Center, that spurred his fascination with science communication. Krieger offered him an undergraduate assistantship in the STEM program – the first freshman in that role – where he was introduced to the world of research and the translation of complex science for a broad audience.
His interest soon turned to passion and the realization that CJC needed a science communication certificate to get other students interested in the field and expand science communication education at UF.
— Randy Bennett, Executive Director of External Relations at the University of Florida, CJC Dean’s Report 2019