Summer 2020

Amplify your impact at
Gear Up for Research Communication

Join the Stanford Science and Engineering Libraries and the Lane Medical Library for this online symposium, and learn how to amplify your impact as a researcher. At this event, individuals from across campus will share effective methods and unique ideas for communicating the meaning and significance of research.

This event is hosted in concert with the Research Impact Challenge, a series of once-a-day quick and easy activities to help you improve your scholarly presence.


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Day 1 | August 12th, 2020

1:00 pm - 1:45 pm | The importance of science communication
Dr. Seema Yasmin, Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine


2:00 pm - 2:45 pm | How to write a successful scientific paper
Luigi Longobardi, Executive Editor, AIP Publishing


3:00 pm - 4:00 pm | Using social media to promote research (panel)
Sarah Bielecki, Associate Director of Digital Engagement, School of Engineering
Thuy Dam, Communications & Outreach Manager, Chemistry
Nicole Kravec, Communications Manager, Center for Ocean Solutions
Moderated by Gabrielle Karampelas, Director of Communications and Development, Stanford Libraries


Day 2 | August 13th, 2020

9:00 am - 9:45 am | How to talk to the press
Kristin Sainani, Associate Professor of Health Research and Policy


10:00 am - 10:45 am | Creating an online portfolio to communicate your research story
Helen Chen, Research Scientist, Mechanical Engineering
Jenae Cohn, Academic Technology Specialist, Writing and Rhetoric Operations


11:00 am - Noon | Lightning talks
Speaking Science with the Goggles Optional podcast | Abhijit Lavania, Ph.D. Student, Applied Physics
Using apps to make results interactive | Krishna Rao, Ph.D. Student, Earth System Science
Using StoryMaps for scientific communication | Andria Olson, Assistant Maps Librarian, Stanford Libraries
Art of science: promoting creativity in STEM | Dante Zakhidov, Ph.D. Student, Materials Science and Engineering
Imperfect, yet compelling: the case for 3D digital prototyping post-COVID19 | Joseph Makokha, Ph.D. Student, Mechanical Engineering
Publishing a video article in the Journal of Visual Experiments (JoVE) | Aisling Chaney, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Molecular Imaging Program