Inclusive Science Communication Starter Kit

July 31st, 2021 | RESEARCH

Inclusive science communication, or ISC, upends the traditional approaches of science communication by centering the values of inclusion, equity, and intersectionality.

To help more science communication and informal learning practitioners and researchers apply the key traits of ISC in their work, collaborators at the University of Rhode Island, the University of Oregon, and Florida International University created a new “Inclusive Science Communication Starter Kit.”

The Starter Kit was developed as part of a conference grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) that supported the “knowledge-building” component of the 2019 Inclusive SciComm Symposium. The NSF-funded project included development and analyses of focus groups held during the 2019 symposium and three surveys conducted before and after the event. The Starter Kit summarizes symposium attendees’ insights about inclusive science communication and offers an introduction to ISC strategies and techniques. The document also describes strategies for facilitating difficult dialogues across difference, a key focus of the 2019 symposium.


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Team Members

Christina DiCenzo, Author, University of Rhode Island
Sunshine Menezes, Author, University of Rhode Island
Hollie Smith, Author, University of Oregon
Kayon Murray-Johnson, Author, University of Rhode Island
Mehri Azizi, Author, Florida International University
Katharine McDuffie, Author, University of Rhode Island


Funding Source: NSF
Funding Program: Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL)
Award Number: 1940463
Funding Amount: 73,164

Related URLs

Inclusive Science Communication Starter Kit
Inclusive Science Communication Symposium 2019: Building Knowledge and Capacity among Practitioners and Researchers to Foster Inclusive Public Engagement with STEM


Audience: General Public | Museum | ISE Professionals | Scientists
Discipline: General STEM | Social science and psychology
Resource Type: Research Brief | Research Products
Environment Type: Conferences | Professional Development | Conferences | Networks