PA005:
Building and Sustaining Successful Communities in Science





Session ID#: 26510

Session Description:
Science is increasingly collaborative. Scientists are uniting in national and international communities to focus funding, inter-disciplinary thinking, and public engagement on a variety of research questions. Additionally, scientists are involved in wide-ranging professional or political communities for improving public understanding of science and science-driven decision making. Few such communities are self-sustaining, and the need for functioning communities in science has created a small but growing profession: the scientific community manager. This session will highlight the roles and responsibilities of community managers in a variety of scientific settings, how these individuals facilitate new connections, and how this translates into impactful discovery, policy, and public engagement outcomes. We will highlight ways of measuring success in community engagement, and how meaningful implementation of metrics and benchmarking impact effective community management. We will build upon the outcomes of the inaugural AAAS Community Engagement Fellowship program, in which all conveners are Fellows.
Primary Convener:  Katie Pratt, University of Rhode Island, Graduate School of Oceanography, Narragansett, RI, United States
Conveners:  Amber E Budden, DataONE, Santa Barbara, CA, United States, Joshua Knackert, Wisconsin IceCube Particle Astrophysics Center (WIPAC), University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI, United States and Melissa Varga, Union of Concerned Scientists, Washington, DC, United States
Index Terms:

6630 Workforce [PUBLIC ISSUES]
6699 General or miscellaneous [PUBLIC ISSUES]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Bruce R Caron, New Media Research Institute, Santa Barbara, CA, United States
Sung-gyu Lee, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, Republic of (South) and Heeyeun Yoon, Seoul National University, Department of Landscape Architecture and Rural Systems Engineering, College of Agriculture and Life Science, Seoul, Korea, Republic of (South)
Leslie Hsu, U.S. Geological Survey, Denver, CO, United States
Melissa Varga, Union of Concerned Scientists Washington DC, Washington, DC, United States
Katie Pratt, University of Rhode Island, Graduate School of Oceanography, Narragansett, RI, United States
Joshua Knackert, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, WI, United States
Brit Myers1, Helen V Wiggins1, Elizabeth J Turner-Bogren2 and Janet Warburton1, (1)ARCUS, Fairbanks, AK, United States, (2)Arctic Research Consortium of the U.S. (ARCUS), Fairbanks, AK, United States
Amber E Budden, DataONE, Santa Barbara, CA, United States, Rebecca Aicher, AAAS, Washington, DC, United States, Stefanie Butland, rOpenSci, Mountain View, CA, United States and Melissa Varga, Union of Concerned Scientists, Washington, DC, United States

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