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ScienceOnline2012 – #scio12 across social media – is the sixth annual international meeting on science and the Web.
Friday, January 20 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Broadening the Participation of Underrepresented Populations in Online Science Communication and Communities

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How are you using your skills in online communication to engage students and/or fellow scientists from underrepresented groups? How do you feel about the unusual digital divide: while texting is used more by underrepresented groups, does that compromise writing skills? How can non-minority allies cultivate and retain minority students into the sciences? Are credibility and authenticity necessary for mentoring minorities? Women scientist bloggers have been increasingly successful in creating a supportive online community that addresses their needs - what are the challenges for scientist-bloggers from underrepresented groups? More generally, and in the spirit of Dr. King, how has the web been used for nonviolent protesting and influencing culture?


Friday January 20, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 7

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