- Do you run a science outreach program at your university?
- Looking for ideas on how to better communicate your science to the public?
- Are you seeking collaborators for your STEM-themed event?
- Have you heard the word “outreach” and been unsure what it means?
If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, please join us for the inaugural Experimental Biology Science Outreach Activity Poster Session! This event, held during the EB Welcome Reception on Saturday, April 21st, will feature a diverse range of science communication and outreach programs from all five EB-host societies and the local San Diego community.
If you are running outreach or communication programs, this event gives you the platform to share your public engagement activities and programs with the entire Experimental Biology community.
If you are interested in creating or growing your outreach series, this event gives you access to people who have launched similar programs.
If you are looking for help and resources, this event will allow you to identify and network with potential collaborators.
An EB Science Outreach Activity Poster refers to one that features a STEM-themed public engagement activity or program. These are non-scientific abstracts specifically devoted to promoting outreach activities. Education and/or professional development-related abstracts are "regular" abstracts and must be submitted to a topic category from the list above. Outreach activity abstracts will not be published as part of the EB abstract volume of The FASEB Journal. Abstracts of unrelated subject matter, submitted as an EB Outreach Activity Poster, will be rejected and not programmed.
Your outreach poster should describe:
- The details of your outreach program, including your target audience, activities, and volunteers.
- The feedback you’ve received from your efforts so far.
- How your outreach program has grown over time and will continue to grow in the future.
Please submit your abstract by Friday, January 12, 2018, to the EB Abstract Submission Site
(please follow the guidelines set for abstract submission
). There is a 3,000 character count limit for the abstract which includes title, authorship/affiliations, abstract body, funding information, and excludes spaces. The first author on the abstract is the presenting author. No submission fee is required for science outreach activity posters abstracts. (A non-refundable abstract fee is required for all scientific and education research abstracts. The science outreach activity posters will not be published as part of the meeting abstracts in The FASEB Journal
Questions regarding Science Outreach Activity Poster submissions may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to meeting you in San Diego!