Inclusive SciComm 2019 Knowledge-Building Report

September 24th, 2021 | RESEARCH

This report summarizes findings of an NSF conference grant designed to support the knowledge-building component of the 2019 Inclusive SciComm Symposium (ISCS). Specifically, this document describes symposium participants' motivations for attending the symposium, the symposium's effectiveness in achieving participants' desired outcomes, and participants' attitudes, behaviors, and self-efficacy related to critical dialogue, or difficult conversations across difference. The report also summarizes participants' perceived needs, challenges, and opportunities for advancing inclusive, equitable, and intersectional approaches to science communication. Finally, the report provides recommendations for future iterations of the symposium.

This document is useful for a diverse range of informal science learning researchers and practitioners who wish to center inclusion in their work.



Team Members

Sunshine Menezes, Principal Investigator, University of Rhode Island
Hollie Smith, Co-Principal Investigator, University of Oregon
Kayon Murray-Johnson, Co-Principal Investigator, University of Rhode Island
Hannah Trautmann, Author, University of Rhode Island
Mehri Azizi, Author, Florida International University


Funding Source: NSF
Funding Program: AISL
Award Number: 1940463
Funding Amount: $73,164

Related URLs

Inclusive SciComm Symposium 2019 Knowledge-Building Report
Inclusive Science Communication Symposium 2019: Building Knowledge and Capacity among Practitioners and Researchers to Foster Inclusive Public Engagement with STEM


Audience: Administration | Leadership | Policymakers | General Public | Learning Researchers | Museum | ISE Professionals | Scientists
Discipline: General STEM
Resource Type: Conference Proceedings | Evaluation Reports | Reference Materials | Report | Summative
Environment Type: Conferences | Professional Development | Conferences | Networks