Published on March 1, 2014
Communica)ng science to underserved communi)es Mónica I. Feliú-‐Mójer, Ph.D. Ciencia Puerto Rico University of Washington Department of Biosta)s)cs @moefeliu @CienciaPR #scio14 #scioCONVERGE
Puerto Rico was born in the Paciﬁc.
Puerto Rico Paciﬁc Ocean
Scientists can play a key role in contextualizing science.
Ciencia Puerto Rico www.cienciapr.org • ~7,000 members • Scientists, students, educators • 48 states, 50 countries • 100+ scientiﬁc disciplines
Lack of contextualized science content • Media (e.g. radio, newspapers) important source • General lack of science content • Lack of contextualized science content in par)cular • Lack of access to original sources for validity/ accuracy veriﬁca)on
424 lay science ar)cles 213 podcasts Crowd-‐sourced, by scienBsts
Storyteller Story Language Context
• Positive change in students perception of science • Observed an increase in their interest in • science essays • science class • Puerto Rican science • scientiﬁc discoveries at the local and international level
A model to reach underserved communities • Leveraging scientiﬁc community to reach underserved communities – Outreach is facilitated Storyteller – Visibility • Relevance and relatability Story Language Context
CienciaPR Team Daniel A. Colón Ramos (Yale University) Giovanna Guerrero (Ciencia Puerto Rico) Wilson González Espada (Morehead State University) Greetchen Díaz Muñoz (U. of Nebraska) Marcos López Casillas (Fundación Cardiovascular de Colombia) Yaihara Fortis Santiago (AAAS/NSF) Samuel Díaz Muñoz (UC-Berkeley) Jacqueline Flores (UPR-Medical Sciences Campus) Francis González (Indep. Consultant) Paola Giusti (UNC-Chapel Hill) Alexis Valentín Vargas (U. of Arizona) Reyna Martínez De Luna (SUNY-Upstate) Edwin Rosado (UPR-Rio Piedras) Uldaeliz Trujillo (UPR-Rio Piedras) Elvin Estrada (Pontiﬁcal Catholic University of PR)
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