#SciComm. I passionately believe that communicating our science to an as broad as possible audience is an absolutely essential part of a scientists' job. Everyone benefits. Young people become fascinated by scientific discovery and may move on to pursue higher education in natural or social sciences. People are made aware of the use of science in building our society, ánd the uncertainties that come with scientific findings. Through interviews, journalists get to pass on accurate messages. "And you are spending a lot of time that could otherwise be spent on publishing papers and doing the actual research!" many colleagues would say. Nope! My involvement with science communication has been thé critical factor in training me as a professional communicator. Building short, clear, straightforward messages is an art that can only be mastered through practice, practice, practice. So much, that my efforts earned me the Science Communication Year Prize in 2018.
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