Outreach posters

Show off your outreach program – for free!

One of the biggest challenges in the field of science outreach is to facilitate opportunities that bring scientists and informal science-education experts together. Often, each group has several members in the same local community who are interested and willing to engage with the other but have no way to do so. On occasion, there are individuals able to bridge this divide. Yet if the broader push to enhance science outreach as an endeavor is to succeed, it will be necessary for even more willing participants to come together and join forces.

For the past two years, the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology has hosted at its annual meeting a poster session dedicated exclusively to showcasing outreach activities and programs, thereby providing an opportunity for scientists to get a sense of all that informal science-education entails. This year, we are happy again to offer this poster session on the first night of our meeting, directly after the Herbert Tabor Research Award plenary lecture on the evening of March 28.

As an added bonus, we have made registration for the outreach poster session free of charge. That means that if you have a program or activity that you want to show off to the Experimental Biology 2015 attendees, all you have to do is complete our online form. No registration fee. No abstract fee. Just fill out the online form and show up.

This poster session is a great opportunity to showcase your pet project, start recruiting others to your effort, or just see what outreach actually is by meeting some of the people who are doing it and finding out how you can get involved.

So if you have an outreach project, informal science-education activity or community program or just want to learn more about outreach, come join us in Boston.

To submit your poster abstract for the outreach poster session, visit http://www.asbmb.org/PublicOutreach/EB2015PosterSession/

Geoffrey Hunt Geoff Hunt (ghunt@asbmb.org) is ASBMB’s outreach coordinator. Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/thegeoffhunt