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!
“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!
Representatives of the Encyclopedia of Earth and the Encyclopedia of Life will be on UW campus Wednesday, Oct. 24, for the public launch of an encyclopedia unique to Puget Sound. Spearheaded by the Puget Sound Institute, the Encyclopedia of Puget Sound shall facilitate a synthesis of the best available information for Puget Sound recovery from experts with state and federal agencies, academic institutions, tribes and organizations. The public launch will include a panel session moderated by Dean Lisa Graumlich. Join us to learn more about the EoPS and how you can get involved!
A University of Washington project helps you decide how to vote this season, complete with fact-checking by Seattle librarians. The Living Voters’ Guide, developed by computer science and engineering post-doc Travis Kriplean as part of his PhD dissertation, allows voters to work together to draft brief arguments for or against issues and refine their positions. Travis will join CoEnv co-organized ScienceOnlineSeattle next week as one of the panelists discussing “#Winning: The Science of Elections Online”. Learn more about the Living Voters Guide, and how Seattle Librarians are making this project even more powerful!
Recent research shows that Facebook and Twitter not only predicted 2010 election results, they drove them. How are our online social networks changing, and being changed by, today’s political campaign strategies? In their October event, ScienceOnlineSeattle will explore the way the Internet has changed elections, the impact of social media practices and preferences on political campaigns, and online campaign strategy impacts on voter engagement and opinions.
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Published by the University of Washington’s Puget Sound Institute, the Encyclopedia of Puget Sound represents the collective knowledge of leading experts from state and federal agencies, academic institutions and Puget Sound area tribes. On October 24th, the EoPS will host a kick-off event here on campus, including a panel discussion about how online communication tools are changing the way we think about ecosystem science, and how these tools can be leveraged for decision-making about our natural resources. Join experts leading online science efforts, meet the EoPS editorial board, and celebrate the launch of this new effort to synthesize and share scientific information about Puget Sound Recovery!
The two presidential candidates have answered a list of science questions created by leading science institutions at Sciencedebate.org, and a collaboration of Northwest groups hope to ask candidates for Washington governor to do something similar. Dean Lisa Graumlich is mentioned in this brief overview of the project. Also check out the 6 locally important science issues that gubernatorial candidates may address, including climate change, ocean health, and the importance of science education!