Social Networking and Web 2.0 Tools in the Scientific Community - SACNAS News Magazine - Winter/Spring 2011

Winter/Spring 2011, Vol. 13, No. 2


48 Bringing Science to Light: Moving Scholarship Toward Open Education Resources
by Emil Chuck, PhD
A postdoc at Pennsylvania State University, Dr. Margaret Brown Vega, studies the history of Peruvian warfare as revealed in archaeological evidence collected from fortification ruins. Although she is building her research portfolio from her field studies, Brown Vega is frustrated by the traditional publication and financial barriers to sharing her scholarship with her colleagues and the general public... Continue reading

Science Education Feature

49 A Seat at the Table: Dissolving the Digital Divide in Indian Country
by Cassandra Brooks (Abenaki)
In an age when most students don’t go for more than a few hours without checking email or posting a status update on Facebook, there is a deep assumption that all Americans have Internet access. Yet participating in the digital revolution remains just out of reach for most people living in Indian country... Continue reading


Student Features

50 Using Web 2.0 as a Graduate Student
by Christella Chavez
As a professional and as a graduate student, I’ve chosen to use primarily two popular web 2.0 technologies: Facebook and LinkedIn. In addition to the normal Facebook postings... Continue reading



51 Social Networking and Scientific Connections
by Alexis Hall
In addition to the personal aspects of social networking, the Internet is a place to build connections with people related to my scientific interest, which is marine science... Continue reading



Postdoc & Beyond Feature

52 Publish and Promote: Using Web Tools to Get the Word Out About Your Science
by Barbara Ellen Sorensen
Dr. Mark Hernandez, an associate professor of environmental engineering at the University of Colorado at Boulder, restates a well-known fact about an academic career: “You have to publish... Continue reading


SACNAS Community Article

53 Mentoring In Action - Student Presentations at the SACNAS Conference
by Nixa Sanchez

A record-breaking 883 students presented their scientific research at the 2010 SACNAS National Conference. During the scientific poster presentations, students received invaluable feedback from volunteer judges, scientists in their field dedicated to mentoring. SACNAS News asked a judge and a student from the 2010 conference to share their experiences... Continue reading


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