CapSciComm colleague Dr. Holly Bik will be hosting the next Capital Science Communicators event! A postdoctoral associate with the UC Davis Center for Population Biology, Bik is the coauthor of the recent PLOS Biology article “An Introduction to Social Media for Scientists” (doi: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1001535).
Tweetup Hashtag: #UCDSocMed
The theme of the tweetup is “Using Social Media to Promote Your Research” — also the title of a free workshop Bik will be hosting Friday, February 7th at the UC Davis Genome Center.
We’ll meet UC Davis researchers fresh from @hollybik‘s social media workshop, and share our tips and experiences in using Twitter, Facebook and other social media tools to promote research, meet colleagues, and communicate science.
Whether you’re a veteran communicator who is just wading into social media, or a prolific tweeter with worldwide followers, this will be a great chance to discover the ways we can connect science in the Sacramento region with audiences around the Web.
From Dr. Bik’s announcement:
I’ll be running a social media workshop next Friday, February 7th in the Genome Center (12:30-2:30 p.m., room 4202 – registration link: http://bit.ly/1ajX6Pc). The workshop is aimed at getting researchers to adopt social media tools, but the topics we’ll cover will generally apply to communicating science and maintaining your professional identity online. Anyone in the Davis/Sacramento community is welcome to attend, and if you can’t make it this time, I’ll be running the same event again on campus in April.
Note that this workshop will be linked with a Tweetup at de Vere’s in downtown Davis at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 13th (also coinciding with the Publish or Perish? workshop being run by Jonathan Eisen on campus http://icis.ucdavis.edu/?page_id=22).