Interacting with lawmakers while keeping your social distance

Before COVID-19, Missouri lawmakers were a busy group with committee meetings, debating, voting, answering demands and calls from constituents, and, of course, campaigning. Now life for everyone is changing with the requirements of social distancing and keeping the virus at bay. Urgent work needs to continue, and as an expert in your field, you have … Continue reading Interacting with lawmakers while keeping your social distance

Research Continues Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Social distancing is easy when you do field research. Katie Laplante talks about how she's adjusting her work because of COVID-19.             University administrators around Missouri have difficult decisions to make on what a return to campus life might look like amid a worldwide disease outbreak. The University of Missouri is working on a plan … Continue reading Research Continues Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Elevating Science in Missouri: The Role of the Missouri Local Science Engagement Network

Here at the Missouri Local Science Engagement Network, we’re working hard to create resources to elevate science in policy conversations across the state of Missouri. We will soon be releasing a series of virtual briefings about important scientific topics – our first video will highlight how scientists across the state have responded to the COVID-19 … Continue reading Elevating Science in Missouri: The Role of the Missouri Local Science Engagement Network

Understanding the Art of Science Communication

Science communication experts share tips on getting the most out of your communications plan. "Your work no longer speaks for itself. The world speaks for and of your work," warns Sree Sreenivasan. It is sobering news for any scientist or researcher who's seen their work misrepresented in the media or by decision-makers. Sreenivasan is an … Continue reading Understanding the Art of Science Communication

Scientists Adjusting to Quarantine Life

Dan EnglishMSGH. Local Science Engagement Network Coordinator http://www.danieljenglish.com Lab assistant, Zeus is new to scientific research. He's working to better understand the effects of social isolation on the human psyche. He's also a very good boy. There have been significant changes for scientific research in Missouri in the last few weeks. The COVID-19 pandemic is … Continue reading Scientists Adjusting to Quarantine Life