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  • New blog post imported from «My blog: Science Salsa» by Ivan Fernando Gonzalez: 21 Science Stories That Reached You in 2015 1 year, 2 months ago

    When is time to replace the calendar hanging in the kitchen I always do things I am not very keen on doing, but they come with the season. As sure as I will unwillingly write checks with the wrong date during January, I am now looking at my science posts statistics from 2015. I am sharing with you … Continue reading “21 Science Stories That…[Read more]


  • New blog post imported from «My blog: Science Salsa» by Ivan Fernando Gonzalez: Science or Ciencia? Carolina’s Story 2 years, 8 months ago

    A story based in reality (Para Español siga este enlace) Carolina’s ears started feeling really hot. It wasn’t because of the temperature inside the laboratory, it was because of her embarrassment. To Carolina’s classmates she was Carol, they had no idea that she spoke Spanish, or that her grandmother barely spoke English. Abuela Rita wasn’t … [Read more]


  • New blog post imported from «My blog: Science Salsa» by Ivan Fernando Gonzalez: The seven things you should know about Non-English science communication 3 years ago

    The background: What is ScioLang? The Non-English science communication discussion session at ScienceOnline Together (ScioLang) started as mission impossible. My mission, if I decided to accept it, was to generate a discussion in a room full of strangers about how science is created, shared, and communicated beyond English-speaking audiences. So…[Read more]


  • New blog post imported from «My blog: Science Salsa» by Ivan Fernando Gonzalez: My Ten Most Popular Twitter Links of 2013 3 years, 3 months ago

    A list of what you thought it was worth to click on the link It is that time of the year when we look back to find the most important past events and gain some insight from them. This list has the links that my Twitter audiences found most interesting from March 2013 to December … Continue reading “My Ten Most Popular Twitter Links of 2013″


  • New blog post imported from «My blog: Science Salsa» by Ivan Fernando Gonzalez: #GradSciComm: Developing a National roadmap for communication training in STEM graduate programs 3 years, 3 months ago

    There are times when reform is necessary. The very successful STEM graduate education programs in USA are now graduating a lot more PhDs, but the number of Faculty positions is not increasing accordingly. This has generated a new reality for young scientists: Six of every seven PhDs will not get an academic Faculty position and … Continue reading[Read more]


  • New blog post imported from «My blog: Science Salsa» by Ivan Fernando Gonzalez: Perú invierte en ciencia, investigación, y desarrollo 3 years, 3 months ago

    Peru’s national council of science, technology, and technological innovation (CONCYTEC) announced last week a plan to stimulate scientific and technological research to close the gap in investment in science, development, and innovation compared to other countries in the region while at the same time investing in the human capital that will…[Read more]


  • New blog post imported from «My blog: Science Salsa» by Ivan Fernando Gonzalez: Beyond science communication in English: What is #ScioLang? 3 years, 4 months ago

    ScioLang is an open conversation about how science is generated, shared, and communicated online, extending beyond English-speaking audiences. It is also a session of ScienceOnline Together, happening in Raleigh, North Carolina, on February 2014. The tittle of this facilitated discussion session is “Non-English science communication”. The…[Read more]


  • New blog post imported from «My blog: Science Salsa» by Ivan Fernando Gonzalez: Engaging the Invisible Americans: Science communication for Spanish-speaking audiences at #ScioSEA 3 years, 4 months ago

    They say you should know your audience… But can you really know your online audience? Especially one that does not speak your own language? Writing content for an online audience requires some guesswork and a lot of hope; you guess what your audience may want to read, you write it for them, and you hope […]


  • New blog post imported from «My blog: Science Salsa» by Ivan Fernando Gonzalez: La lengua franca de los científicos es el inglés, pero que pasará en el futuro? 3 years, 4 months ago

    This post is about a Research Trends study using Scopus data of 8 countries. The general trend is to  publish more science in English and less in the native language. It raises the question if scientists that don speak English will be marginalized from mainstream research, or if the investment in STEM from emergent market […]


  • New blog post imported from «My blog: Science Salsa» by Ivan Fernando Gonzalez: The Seattle Science Festival is here! 3 years, 9 months ago

    On Thursday night I bailed out from a picnic and concert with  friends, but they are ok with it because they know I couldn’t help it. The Seattle Science Festival is happening this week and Thursday was the opening night. How could I not be at the Paramount theater for the event? The main feature […]


  • New blog post imported from «My blog: Science Salsa» by Ivan Fernando Gonzalez: Want scientists that know how to tell their stuff in public? Vote Engage now! 3 years, 10 months ago

    A group of graduate students at university of Washington wanted to tell great science stories, and bring them to the public venues of Seattle. They built a student seminar called Engage Science that teaches storytelling and presentation techniques to a diverse group of graduate students. Those students give a public presentation on a theater or […]


  • New blog post imported from «My blog: Science Salsa» by Ivan Fernando Gonzalez: Science communication training: raising the bar inside and outside academia 4 years ago

    This week two newspapers featured school seminars that help graduate students communicate their science to general audiences. The Seattle Times featured Engage Science from University of Washington and the Long Island Newsday featured the Center for Communicating Science of Stony Brook University*. Those programs recognize a need for…[Read more]


  • Reblogged from Science Politics: Funding levels for the remainder of FY2013 have been set (see this recent AAAS article that details the effects the FY2013 appropriations bill will have on research funding levels – for example, NIH will be funded 4.8% less than FY2012). Both the US Senate and House of Representatives have also just passed […]


  • New blog post imported from «My blog: Science Salsa» by Ivan Fernando Gonzalez: The revenge of the corals: a Tsunami story this Monday at Town Hall Seattle 4 years ago

    Imagine a fishermen in Tutuila island, American Samoa. An earthquake a few hundred kilometers away triggers a tsunami alert while he is  listening to the boat’s radio near harbor. His options are clear: either to take his fishing boat to deeper waters and save his means of subsistence, or to abandon boat and go home […]


  • New blog post imported from «My blog: Science Salsa» by Ivan Fernando Gonzalez: El exitoso MinutePhysics lanza MinuteEarth y estrena voz latina 4 years ago

    ¿Tienes un minuto? ¿Podrías explicarme la mecánica cuántica por favor? Hay gente que sí puede explicar lo complicado en un par de minutos y lo hace muy bien. Henry Reich en MinutePhysics explora la mecánica cuántica y otros conceptos difíciles a través del dibujo y la narración. Sus videos consisten en dibujos simples que van […]


  • New blog post imported from «My blog: Science Salsa» by Ivan Fernando Gonzalez: Dear blogger, your headline may need a superhero 4 years ago

    A room full of science bloggers fell silent after Liz Neeley (compassblogs.org) asked how much effort they invested in headlines for their blog posts. Apparently most of the public in the room, including myself, doesn’t fuss a lot about headlines. Seasoned blogger Brendan DeMelle (DeSmogBlog.com) told us that this inattention may cost your post a…[Read more]


  • Ivan Fernando Gonzalez posted a new activity comment 4 years, 1 month ago

    In reply to: Mónica I. Feliú-Mójer became a registered member View

    Welcome to ScioSEA Monica!


  • New blog post imported from «My blog: Science Salsa» by Ivan Fernando Gonzalez: The Letter – Stand With Science 4 years, 3 months ago

    Reblogged from Science Politics: Please consider signing Stand With Science’s newest Letter urging Congress to protect STEM funding and prevent sequestration cuts to research funding! “Founded in the Fall of 2011 by a group of concerned graduate students, the goal of Stand With Science is simple: give graduate and professional students in science…[Read more]


  • New blog post imported from «My blog: Science Salsa» by Ivan Fernando Gonzalez: Diabetes and hispanic health; we are what we eat 4 years, 4 months ago

    November 14th was world diabetes day, a day to mark on your calendar! Diabetes complications drastically affect your quality of life and cut your life expectancy. Some risk factors such as age and ethnicity are unavoidable, but type 2 diabetes is often preventable and can be treated by changing what you eat and by exercising more. [...]


  • New blog post imported from «My blog: Science Salsa» by Ivan Fernando Gonzalez: Scientists and new media: overcoming a healthy skepticism 4 years, 5 months ago

    I started a Twitter account two months ago. Somehow during the process I became a Social Media evangelist that pesters old and new friends so they start talking about their science online. I successfully got one friend to open a Twitter account (and use it), and I got another friend to start using hashtags during [...]


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