Academic Libraries and Public Engagement With Science and Technology

Academic Libraries and Public Engagement With Science and Technology
Author: Eileen Harrington
Publsiher: Chandos Publishing
Total Pages: 180
Release: 2019-04-15
ISBN 10: 0081021240
ISBN 13: 9780081021248
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Academic Libraries and Public Engagement With Science and Technology Book Review:

Libraries have historically played a role as a community builder, providing resources and spaces where knowledge can be archived, shared and created. They can also play a pivotal role in fostering the public's understanding of science and scientific processes. From makerspaces to data visualization labs to exhibits, many libraries already delve into scientific explorations and many more could join them. Scientists often need to include "broader impacts" goals in grant proposals, but they might not know where to begin or feel that they do not have the time to devote to public engagement. This is where libraries and librarians can help. Research in science communication also supports tapping into libraries for public engagement with science. Studies show that it is important for scientists to present findings in an apolitical way-not aligning with one solution or one way of thinking and not being seen as an activist (Druckman, 2015; Jamieson & Hardy, 2014). One of the core tenets of librarians and libraries is to present information in a neutral way. Research also shows that Informal conversations about science can have a greater effect on people than reading about it online or hearing about it on the news (Eveland & Cooper, 2013). Again, libraries can play a role in fostering these types of conversations. Given this landscape, this book will demonstrate concrete ways that libraries and librarians can play a role in fostering public engagement with science. In addition to background information on the current landscape of public knowledge and understanding of science, it will also include best practices and case studies of different types of programming and services that libraries can offer. Often libraries do not jump to mind when people think about science education or science literacy, and many librarians do not come from a science background. Literature on science programming and sharing science is largely absent from the library field. This book will help give confidence to librarians that they can participate in engaging the public with science. At the same time, it will provide a conduit to bring informal science educators, communication officers from universities or research organizations who share scientific discoveries with the public, and librarians together to explore ways to align their work to promote scientific literacy for all. Demonstrates concrete ways that libraries and librarians can play a role in fostering public engagement with science Features best practices and case studies of different types of programming and services that libraries can offer Provides a conduit to bring informal science educators, communication officers, and librarians together to explore ways to align their work to promote scientific literacy

Talking Climate

Talking Climate
Author: Adam Corner,Jamie Clarke
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 146
Release: 2016-11-04
ISBN 10: 3319467441
ISBN 13: 9783319467443
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Talking Climate Book Review:

This book describes a fresh approach to climate change communication: five core principles for public engagement that can propel climate change discourse out of the margins and into the mainstream. The question of how to communicate about climate change, and build public engagement in high-consuming, carbon-intensive Western nations, has occupied researchers, practitioners, and campaigners for more than two decades. During this time, limited progress has been made. Socially and culturally, climate change remains the preserve of a committed but narrow band of activists. Public engagement is stuck in second gear. By spanning the full width of the space between primary academic research and campaign strategies, this book will be relevant for academics, educators, campaigners, communicators and practitioners.

Lessons Learned in Decadal Planning in Space Science

Lessons Learned in Decadal Planning in Space Science
Author: Space Studies Board,Board on Physics and Astronomy,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,National Research Council
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 99
Release: 2013-09-06
ISBN 10: 0309290686
ISBN 13: 9780309290685
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lessons Learned in Decadal Planning in Space Science Book Review:

The National Research Council (NRC) has been conducting decadal surveys in the Earth and space sciences since 1964, and released the latest five surveys in the past 5 years, four of which were only completed in the past 3 years. Lessons Learned in Decadal Planning in Space Science is the summary of a workshop held in response to unforseen challenges that arose in the implementation of the recommendations of the decadal surveys. This report takes a closer look at the decadal survey process and how to improve this essential tool for strategic planning in the Earth and space sciences. Workshop moderators, panelists, and participants lifted up the hood on the decadal survey process and scrutinized every element of the decadal surveys to determine what lessons can be gleaned from recent experiences and applied to the design and execution of future decadal surveys.

A journey to inspire, innovate, and discover : report of the President's Commission on Implementation of United States Space Exploration Policy

A journey to inspire, innovate, and discover : report of the President's Commission on Implementation of United States Space Exploration Policy
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: DIANE Publishing
Total Pages: 329
Release:
ISBN 10: 1428960171
ISBN 13: 9781428960176
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A journey to inspire, innovate, and discover : report of the President's Commission on Implementation of United States Space Exploration Policy Book Review:

Astronomy and particle physics

Astronomy and particle physics
Author: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Science and Technology Committee
Publsiher: The Stationery Office
Total Pages: 171
Release: 2011-05-13
ISBN 10: 9780215559487
ISBN 13: 0215559487
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Astronomy and particle physics Book Review:

The Science and Technology Committee warns that the UK's prominence in astronomy and particle physics, and its ability to attract and inspire the next generation of scientists in these areas, could be at risk if reduced budgets hit the UK's growth prospects, reputation and expertise. Although science did relatively well in the recent Spending Review, funding for astronomy sees a total reduction of 21% over the next four years compared with 2010-11. More starkly, comparing 2014/15 with 2005, spending in astronomy and particle physics will be around 50% lower than its level six years ago. This is worrying, particularly when set against the planned increased investment in science and innovation by the UK's international peers as part of long-term strategies to ensure economic growth. The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) - the research council which funds research and facility development in astronomy, particle physics and nuclear physics - is risking the UK's ability to stay at the forefront of future developments by focusing its astronomy and particle physics programmes into fewer areas. A case in point is the UK's planned withdrawal from all Northern Hemisphere optical and ground based astronomical facilities, which could see UK leadership and competitive advantage being handed over to international peers. The Committee is also highly critical of past STFC strategies, especially its failure to incorporate into policy documents details of the planned withdrawals. The report also addresses the future of the National Schools Observatory and outreach, which is essential to inspire the next generation of scientists.

Public Engagement and Social Science

Public Engagement and Social Science
Author: Stella Maile,David Griffiths
Publsiher: Policy Press
Total Pages: 254
Release: 2014
ISBN 10: 1447306864
ISBN 13: 9781447306863
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Public Engagement and Social Science Book Review:

Drawing on social science conversations at a lively café in Bristol, this highly original book explores the value of public engagement in a wider social science context. The chapters range from themes such as the dialogic character of the social sciences, pragmatism in responses, and the underpinnings of managerial approaches to the restructuring of higher education. The first part reflects upon the different social and political inflections of public engagement. It is followed by chapters based upon talks at the café that were concerned with public engagement and the contribution of social science to a reflexive understanding of the dilemmas and practices of daily life. Together, the contributors offer a refreshing look at the role of social science in the societies it examines.

Public engagement in policy making

Public engagement in policy making
Author: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Public Administration Select Committee
Publsiher: Stationery Office
Total Pages: 125
Release: 2013-06-03
ISBN 10: 9780215058737
ISBN 13: 0215058739
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Public engagement in policy making Book Review:

In this report the Public Administration Select Committee (PASC) calls for a "wiki" approach to policy-making, where public opinion, ideas and contributions are sought and welcome at any and all stages of the policy cycle. The Government should be able to demonstrate that it has adopted this approach alongside ministerial leadership and responsibility for policy and its outcomes. All policy making carries risks: a lack of appetite for participation, disappointment arising from unrealistic expectations and the dominance of vested interests. Government must frankly assess and address these risks in relation to open policy making. Digital technology has a significant role to play in opening up policy-making. Government could and should go further and embrace radical and innovative approaches, making use of existing platforms and technologies, such as Twitter. The success and impact of public engagement in policy-making must be effectively measured. Government must able to demonstrate value for money and improved outcomes with this new approach, particularly in a time of austerity. The Committee says proposals for both "open" and "contestable" policy-making demonstrate that Government recognises the value of public opinion in helping to identify problems and develop solutions. However, for open policy-making to work, it must be a genuine departure from more traditional forms of policy-making, where public engagement has usually only occurred after the Government has already determined a course of action. Care must be taken to ensure that open policy-making processes are not dominated by vested interests or 'the usual suspects' who are aware of policy 'opportunities'.

Masters of the Universe

Masters of the Universe
Author: Melissa Mean,James Wilsdon
Publsiher: Demos
Total Pages: 93
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 1841801194
ISBN 13: 9781841801193
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Masters of the Universe Book Review:

"Explores how space technology can help governments and citizens meet the challenges of economic modernisation and sustainable development." - cover.

Critical Neuroscience

Critical Neuroscience
Author: Suparna Choudhury,Jan Slaby
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2011-09-07
ISBN 10: 1444343335
ISBN 13: 9781444343335
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Critical Neuroscience Book Review:

Critical Neuroscience: A Handbook of the Social and Cultural Contexts of Neuroscience brings together multi-disciplinary scholars from around the world to explore key social, historical and philosophical studies of neuroscience, and to analyze the socio-cultural implications of recent advances in the field. This text’s original, interdisciplinary approach explores the creative potential for engaging experimental neuroscience with social studies of neuroscience while furthering the dialogue between neuroscience and the disciplines of the social sciences and humanities. Critical Neuroscience transcends traditional skepticism, introducing novel ideas about ‘how to be critical’ in and about science.

Spacefarers

Spacefarers
Author: Christopher Wanjek
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2020
ISBN 10: 067498448X
ISBN 13: 9780674984486
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Spacefarers Book Review:

What will it take to make humanity a spacefaring species? The usual: good reasons and good planning. Christopher Wanjek explores the practical motivations for striking out into the far reaches of the solar system and the realities of the challenge. And he introduces us to the scientists and entrepreneurs who are already tackling that challenge.

Humans in Outer Space - Interdisciplinary Odysseys

Humans in Outer Space - Interdisciplinary Odysseys
Author: Luca Codignola-Bo,Kai-Uwe Schrogl
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 246
Release: 2009-06-18
ISBN 10: 3211874658
ISBN 13: 9783211874653
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Humans in Outer Space - Interdisciplinary Odysseys Book Review:

Humans and space When faced with the issue of space exploration, one generally has an idea of the ?elds of study and disciplines that are involved: technology, physics and chemistry, robotics, astronomy and planetary science, space biology and medicine, disciplines which are usually referred to as the ?sciences?. In recent discussions, the human element of space exploration has attracted more and more the interest of the space sciences. As a consequence, adjacent disciplines have gained in relevance in space exploration and space research, in times when human space ?ights are almost part of everyday life. These disciplines include psychology and sociology, but also history, philosophy, anthropology, cultural studies, political sciences and law. The cont- bution of knowledge in these ?elds plays an important role in achieving the next generation of space exploration, where humans will resume exploring the Moon and, eventually, Mars,and wherespacetourism isbeginningtobedeveloped. With regard to technology, one might soon be prepared for this. Much less is this the case with space exploration by humans, rather than by robots. Robotic explorations to other planets across the solar system have developed in the past 50 years, since the beginning of the ?space age? with the presence of humans in nearby space and the landing on the Moon. Space exploration is now not only focused on technological achievements,asitsdevelopmentalsohassocial,culturalandeconomicimpacts. This makes human space exploration a topic to address in a cross-disciplinary manner.

Communication and Engagement with Science and Technology

Communication and Engagement with Science and Technology
Author: John K. Gilbert,Susan M. Stocklmayer
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2012-11-27
ISBN 10: 1136662685
ISBN 13: 9781136662683
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Communication and Engagement with Science and Technology Book Review:

Science communication seeks to engage individuals and groups with evidence-based information about the nature, outcomes, and social consequences of science and technology. This text provides an overview of this burgeoning field ─ the issues with which it deals, important influences that affect it, the challenges that it faces. It introduces readers to the research-based literature about science communication and shows how it relates to actual or potential practice. A "Further Exploration" section provides suggestions for activities that readers might do to explore the issues raised. Organized around five themes, each chapter addresses a different aspect of science communication: • Models of science communication – theory into practice • Challenges in communicating science • Major themes in science communication • Informal learning • Communication of contemporary issues in science and society Relevant for all those interested in and concerned about current issues and developments in science communication, this volume is an ideal text for courses and a must-have resource for faculty, students, and professionals in this field.

The Sky Is Not the Limit

The Sky Is Not the Limit
Author: Neil deGrasse Tyson
Publsiher: Prometheus Books
Total Pages: 203
Release: 2010-03-19
ISBN 10: 1616141204
ISBN 13: 9781616141202
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sky Is Not the Limit Book Review:

From the author of Astrophysics for People in a Hurry and the host of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, a memoir about growing up and a young man's budding scientific curiosity. This is the absorbing story of Neil deGrasse Tyson’s lifelong fascination with the night sky, a restless wonder that began some thirty years ago on the roof of his Bronx apartment building and eventually led him to become the director of the Hayden Planetarium. A unique chronicle of a young man who at one time was both nerd and jock, Tyson’s memoir could well inspire other similarly curious youngsters to pursue their dreams. Like many athletic kids he played baseball, won medals in track and swimming, and was captain of his high school wrestling team. But at the same time he was setting up a telescope on winter nights, taking an advanced astronomy course at the Hayden Planetarium, and spending a summer vacation at an astronomy camp in the Mojave Desert. Eventually, his scientific curiosity prevailed, and he went on to graduate in physics from Harvard and to earn a Ph.D. in astrophysics from Columbia. There followed postdoctoral research at Princeton. In 1996, he became the director of the Hayden Planetarium, where some twenty-five years earlier he had been awed by the spectacular vista in the sky theater. Tyson pays tribute to the key teachers and mentors who recognized his precocious interests and abilities, and helped him succeed. He intersperses personal reminiscences with thoughts on scientific literacy, careful science vs. media hype, the possibility that a meteor could someday hit the Earth, dealing with society’s racial stereotypes, what science can and cannot say about the existence of God, and many other interesting insights about science, society, and the nature of the universe. Now available in paperback with a new preface and other additions, this engaging memoir will enlighten and inspire an appreciation of astronomy and the wonders of our universe.

NASA Office of Space Science Education and Public Outreach Conference

NASA Office of Space Science Education and Public Outreach Conference
Author: Astronomical Society of the Pacific
Publsiher: Astronomical Society of the pacific
Total Pages: 482
Release: 2004
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015060582650
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

NASA Office of Space Science Education and Public Outreach Conference Book Review:

The SAGE Sourcebook of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement

The SAGE Sourcebook of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement
Author: Omobolade Delano-Oriaran,Marguerite W. Penick-Parks,Suzanne Fondrie
Publsiher: SAGE Publications
Total Pages: 520
Release: 2015-03-23
ISBN 10: 1483346617
ISBN 13: 9781483346618
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The SAGE Sourcebook of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement Book Review:

Service-Learning and Civic Engagement: A Sourcebook focuses on historical, philosophical, social foundations, practices and models of service-learning and civic engagement. The title offers practical, jargon-free chapters applicable to any educational institution as well as community organizations that might consult the work. Key Features Practical, jargon-free chapters applicable to any educational institution as well as community organizations that might consult the work 58 signed chapters are organized into thematic parts, such as Concepts & Theoretical Approaches, Historical & Social Foundations, The Role of Service-Learning in Higher Education, The Role of the Community, Lessons Learned & Future Directions, etc. Thematic parts provide a practical sampling of syllabi, lesson plans, activities and resources, and online websites and databases supporting service-learning. Glossary (key terms commonly used in discussions and research on service-learning and civic engagement) Bibliography of sources consulted in production of the volume This Sourcebook is a scholarly source ideal for any educational institution and academic library as well as public libraries and community organizations that might consult the work on historical, philosophical social foundations, practices and models of service-learning and civic engagement.

New Trends in Earth-Science Outreach and Engagement

New Trends in Earth-Science Outreach and Engagement
Author: Jeanette L. Drake,Yekaterina Y. Kontar,Gwynne S. Rife
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2013-12-11
ISBN 10: 3319018213
ISBN 13: 9783319018218
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

New Trends in Earth-Science Outreach and Engagement Book Review:

Perhaps just as perplexing as the biggest issues at the core of Earth science is the nature of communicating about nature itself. New Trends in Earth-Science Outreach and Engagement: The Nature of Communication examines the processes of communication necessary in bridging the chasm between climate change and natural hazard knowledge and public opinion and policy. At this junction of science and society, 17 chapters take a proactive and prescriptive approach to communicating with the public, the media, and policy makers about the importance of Earth science in everyday life. Book chapters come from some 40 authors who are geophysical scientists, social scientists, educators, scholars, and professionals in the field. Bringing diverse perspectives, these authors hail from universities, and research institutes, government agencies, non-profit associations, and corporations. They represent multiple disciplines, including geosciences, education, climate science education, environmental communication, and public policy. They come from across the United States and around the world. Arranged into five sections, the book looks at geosciences communication in terms of: 1) Education 2) Risk management 3) Public discourse 4) Engaging the public 5) New media From case studies and best practices to field work and innovations, experts deliver pragmatic solutions and delve into significant theories, including diffusion, argumentation, and constructivism, to name a few. Intended for environmental professionals, researchers, and educators in the geophysical and social sciences, the book emphasizes communication principles and practices within an up-to-the-minute context of new environmental issues, new technologies, and a new focus on resiliency.

Government Support for Beagle 2,Twelfth Report of Session 2003-04,Report,Together with Formal Minutes,Oral and Written Evidence

Government Support for Beagle 2,Twelfth Report of Session 2003-04,Report,Together with Formal Minutes,Oral and Written Evidence
Author: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Science and Technology Committee
Publsiher: The Stationery Office
Total Pages: 141
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 9780215020024
ISBN 13: 0215020022
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Government Support for Beagle 2,Twelfth Report of Session 2003-04,Report,Together with Formal Minutes,Oral and Written Evidence Book Review:

The focus of this inquiry, by the Science and Technology Committee, was the support by the UK Government for the Beagle 2 project developed as part of the European Space Agency's (ESA) Mars Express mission. The Committee found the Government showed enthusiasm for this project, but was unable to provide a guaranteed financial backing for the development of a lander, resulting in a failure to secure sufficient sponsorship income, which was subsequently seen to have a detrimental impact on the project's success. The Committee feels, that Government needs to put in place a system that can deal with major financial commitments at short notice. In hindsight, the development of the lander and orbiter separately is seen as wrong, impeding the flexible co-ordination of the mission, leading to tensions between the Beagle 2 consortium, ESA and other contractors. Further, there was a lack of co-ordinated oversight between these three groups, and therefore a failure to identify important weaknesses in the mission. Despite the failure of Beagle, the Committee does see some positive potential for future projects, both in scientific and educational benefits, but that the costs of such projects would benefit from greater participation by other organizations.

IYA 2009 Final Report

IYA 2009 Final Report
Author: Russo, Pedro, Christensen, Lars Lindberg
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release:
ISBN 10: 9783923524655
ISBN 13: 392352465X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

IYA 2009 Final Report Book Review:

Investigating Science Communication in the Information Age

Investigating Science Communication in the Information Age
Author: Richard Holliman,Elizabeth Whitelegg,Eileen Scanlon,Sam Smidt,Jeff Thomas
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2009
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCSC:32106019988861
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Investigating Science Communication in the Information Age Book Review:

Sections include: Engaging with public engagement, Researching public engagement, Studying science in popular media, Mediating science news, Communicating science in popular media and Examining audiences for popular science.

Public Engagement on Genetically Modified Organisms

Public Engagement on Genetically Modified Organisms
Author: National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Board on Science Education,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Board on Life Sciences,Roundtable on Public Interfaces of the Life Sciences
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 59
Release: 2015-07-07
ISBN 10: 0309374243
ISBN 13: 9780309374248
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Public Engagement on Genetically Modified Organisms Book Review:

The National Research Council's Roundtable on Public Interfaces of the Life Sciences held a 2-day workshop on January 15-16, 2015, in Washington, DC to explore the public interfaces between scientists and citizens in the context of genetically engineered (GE) organisms. The workshop presentations and discussions dealt with perspectives on scientific engagement in a world where science is interpreted through a variety of lenses, including cultural values and political dispositions, and with strategies based on evidence in social science to improve public conversation about controversial topics in science. The workshop focused on public perceptions and debates about genetically engineered plants and animals, commonly known as genetically modified organisms (GMOs), because the development and application of GMOs are heavily debated among some stakeholders, including scientists. For some applications of GMOs, the societal debate is so contentious that it can be difficult for members of the public, including policy-makers, to make decisions. Thus, although the workshop focused on issues related to public interfaces with the life science that apply to many science policy debates, the discussions are particularly relevant for anyone involved with the GMO debate. Public Engagement on Genetically Modified Organisms: When Science and Citizens Connect summarizes the presentations and discussion of the workshop.