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Smart Money: Does the U.S. Economy Hinge on Science Literacy?

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This is a crowd-sourced blog post created at the #nsfmessenger conference to explain the importance of scientists engaging in communication.

Our Future is in Their Hands

A new wave is sweeping the scientific community. Now more than ever before, researchers are being called upon to communicate—and indeed, fame and even scientific citations seem to accrue to those who do so successfully.

But this isn’t just about becoming the next Neil Tyson or Brian Greene. It’s about Thomas Jefferson’s “well-informed” public. More public communication efforts about science are essential to the future well-being of the U.S.

Consider: A more scientifically literate electorate is crucial to informed policy-making regarding science-related issues like climate, energy, and food production. Read the rest of this entry »


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March 29, 2012 at 3:06 pm

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Welcome to our blog!

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NSF Science & Engineering Messengers is excited to launch this new blog! It’s a space for learning at our workshops,  on-the-fly, staying connected, and communicating science.

We hope to see you here or at one of our workshops around the nation!

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March 22, 2012 at 9:03 pm

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