ScienceOnline comprises a community of people interested in discovering, discussing, and extending how science is done and shared online. This organization has an annual conference, which will be held this year on January 30-February 2. For those in town who aren’t able to make the conference, but are interested in the topic, ScienceOnlineSeattle will be hosting watch parties for two of the conference’s sessions. We’ll be talking about the deficit model in science communication, and how altmetrics can help you track your scientific impact online. Check out the details and sign up here!
The Department of American Indian Studies, The College of the Environment, The Diversity Research Institute and the Department of Communication are pleased to announce a book talk by journalist and senior environmental reporter, Glen Martin, on Thursday, January 17 from 3:00-5:00 p.m. in the Smith Room (room 324) of Suzzallo Library.
Glen Martin’s presentation will address the broad theses presented in his recent book, Game Changer: Animal Rights and the Fate of Africa’s Wildlife, with particular focus on the necessity of incorporating the input of indigenous people in ambitious conservation schemes. He will discuss issues involving African native communities, but will also examine native interests and conservation dynamics in North America; he hopes to spend some time on the Inuit Tapirisat and the harp seal pup harvest controversy, and the Yurok and salmon id restoration efforts in
the Klamath watershed.
“Celebrainstorm time, c’mon”! ScienceOnlineSeattle is wrapping up 2012 with a celebration and brainstorming event with our #soSEA community! Come out for an evening of discussion about all things science + online, share your thoughts about our events from this past year, and join us in coming up with more fantastic topics and stellar speakers for 2013. The celebration will not be livestreamed — but it will be live-tweeted!
November 14th is known in certain circles worldwide as “GIS Day”, a day to learn about, marvel at, and share the innovative research and application of geospatial data. Using data from GPS devices, satellites, even smart-phones, GIS tools and skill sets are becoming ever more important for understanding our world and our place in it. Join our local UW community and learn more about what we’re doing on campus, tomorrow! Check out the itinerary here.
University of Washington scientists are using advanced photography to reveal the world in ways unimaginable generations ago. The Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture presents four opportunities to learn about how they’re investigating the natural world. Talks in the series “The Scientific Lens: Research and Photography” will be at 7 p.m. at the museum. Admission is free for UW faculty, staff and students; others pay $5 at the door. Pre-registration is recommended. Learn more about this exciting series here!
On October 18th, the University of Washington will join with several other organizations and communities in participation of The Great ShakeOut. This annual, nation-wide event highlights the dangers of earthquakes, and ways that we can take action–before an earthquake happens–to reduce the impact it will have. The time & date is easy to remember: 10:18am on 10/18! Read more about this event, and how you can get involved, at the Pacific Northwest Seismic Center’s blog.