Category: Communicating Science

The Mass General Research Institute is dedicated to promoting good science communication. See blog posts, articles and tips for communicating science.

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Five Things to Do Improve Your Science Presentations

With all of the distractions these days it can be hard to be at attention at all times, especially during a presentation where the material can be dense or completely new to you. But there are things you can do to maximize your appeal and engage your audience.

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SciComm Saturday: Tips for Sharing Your Science with the World

A compilation of helpful links and resources for communicating your science to a wider audience.

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Science Saturdays: How to Be a Better Speaker, What to Expect As A Science Writer, and More

Science Saturdays are an occasional series of helpful articles and resources for the academic research community and anyone else who loves science, curated by your friends at the Mass General Research Institute.

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Five Things to Know: Nature Article Advocates for Open Data Sharing in Science

The state of science today is divided: some believe all data should be publicly available to promote collaboration, while others believe it is safest to hold onto their findings to protect themselves from competitors who may use them as a foundation for a new, more exciting study. Nature recently published an article explaining the importance and benefits of openly sharing scientific data. Here are five things to know:

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Mass General Research Institute Externship: Sharing Science with Our Schools

This April, the Mass General Research Institute hosted its first-ever “externship,” where BPS teachers could volunteer to be a part of a four-day experience to learn about research at Massachusetts General Hospital and opportunities to get students involved.

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Mass General Research Institute Celebrates Science with the Community

Our communicating science initiatives include working with scientists to help them find ways to display their work in accessible language, as well as community outreach to give our scientists a chance to meet the public and explain their work. This April, the Research Institute organized two events designed to promote science communication and outreach as part of the Cambridge Science Festival.

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What It’s Like to Do an Internship at the Mass General Research Institute and Why It’s Amazing

I’m an 11th-grader at the International School of Boston and for the past 5 days, I have been working as a communications intern in the Office of the Scientific Director at the Mass General Research Institute. Here’s an overview of what I worked on and what I learned! Day 1 To be honest, I felt […]

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Become a Science Expert! 5 Student-Approved Websites to Check Out With Your Kids

Are you looking for some fun and interactive websites to engage students in science? Look no further! Our science communications intern Aliénor Rice– a high school student at the International School of Boston, recently checked out this list of the best science websites for students, and picked out some of her favorites. Check out her […]

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Fun Science Experiments for Kids Inspired by Popular Science-Themed Books

Mass General researcher Nita Jain, PhD, has created a series of fun science experiments connected to some of her favorite children’s books about science.

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Weekend Links

We’ve hand-picked a mix of Massachusetts General Hospital and other research-related news and stories for your weekend reading enjoyment: Why Did It Take So Long to Figure Out Migraines? – Under-researched and highly dismissed, migraines have made sufferers a resourceful bunch. Though a new promising drug might finally offer them relief. Forecasts of genetic fate just got […]

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