POTENTIAL SCIENCE
COMMUNICATION OBJECTIVES

Increase Awareness & Knowledge

Boost Interest & Excitement

Convey Competence

Convey Warmth & Respect

Reframe Issues

Listen & Demonstrate Openness

Convey Shared Values

Project Results

Research to improve impact …

Our initial NSF project is complete. It saw us interview science communication trainers across North America, survey thousands of scientists at multiple partner societies, and help begin to build a network of people interested in fostering higher quality engagement by scientists and their fellow citizens. Check out our research page to see some of the results.

Since completing the grant, we’ve been pushing forward with additional trainer interviews and scientist survey (including one in Canada). This work will also be featured on our research page.

This website is also part of our effort to consolidate what we know about communication objectives and their links to overall communication goals. Please check out the objectives described above and use the comment feature to tell us what you think.

RESEARCH TEAM

This team is composed of faculty and student researchers from Michigan State University and the University of Texas at Austin.
Michigan State University College of Communication Arts & SciencesUniversity of Texas at Austin Moody School of Communication
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john c. besley

Principal Investigator
John C. Besley, Ph.D. is Associate Professor & Ellis N. Brandt Chair in Public Relations at Michigan State University
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Anthony Dudo

Principal Investigator
Anthony Dudo, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor at the University of Texas at Austin
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niveen abighannam

Researcher
Niveen AbiGhannam, Ph.D. is a Lecturer at the University of Texas at Austin
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hyeseung elizabeth koh

Researcher
Hyeseung Elizabeth Koh is a Ph.D. student at the University of Texas at Austin
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Shupei Yuan

Researcher
Shupei Yuan
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Tsuyoshi Oshita

Researcher
Tsuyoshi Oshita is a Ph.D. student at Michigan State University
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Nagwan Zahry

Researcher
Nagwan R. Zahry is a Ph.D. student at Michigan State University
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Jacob Copple

Researcher
Jacob Copple is a Ph.D. student at the University of Texas at Austin
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Joally Canales

Undergraduate Researcher
Joally Canales is an Environment & Sustainability major at the University of Texas at Austin.
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Madeline Cuba

Undergraduate Researcher