IGN 2-7
Social media for scientific collaboration

Tuesday, August 6, 2013
M100IB, Minneapolis Convention Center
Sandra Chung, Education and Public Engagement, NEON, Inc., Boulder, CO
Scientific research is about the nurturing of knowledge and ideas. And to knowledge- and idea-lovers, the Internet is a door to an infinite candy store. Social media provide a mean to quickly access exactly the online knowledge you want – by filtering the grand store of information through interaction with the people, topics and communities that matter to you. I wouldn’t stop at just knowledge consumption, however. Sharing your science online can connect you with mentors and collaborators, sharpen and deepen your science, hone your communication and teaching skills, and even earn you funding.