What’s up at SciRio? (February 2022)

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What’s up at SciRio?

When we accept uncertainty, it becomes an adventure.

This month’s issue talks about our journey in the SciComm Space from an idea to a company. All along this joyous ride, we met people old and new, and together we explored the possibilities to help build a better tomorrow.

And, the rest is history for you!

We have an exciting announcement for the month in this issue. Read it till the end.

Thank you for your continued support.

Let’s create something brilliant together!​

Our new step in the SciComm sphere…

We are the Logistics Partners of The Life of Science Calendar 2022-23 –Indian Women, Transgender and Nonbinary Persons in Science.

The Life of Science is a multiform diary of experiences of womxn and minorities in science, collected on labhopping journeys across India.

Partnering with The Life of Science extends our vision of uplifting the awareness of women, transgender and nonbinary persons contributing to STEM in India.

It also enables us to connect the dots between science and society.

By purchasing this calendar, you are not only adding something beautiful and enlightening to your work desk or home, but you are also helping them keep their independent feminist science media project (TheLifeofScience.com) alive in 2022.

Venturing into a SciComm Startup…

Shark Tank India ignited the entrepreneurial wave in the country, with many more people coming up with intriguing ideas to start their businesses and thus, supporting the Make in India Campaign.

How can SciComm be left behind?

A few years back, our founder, Suchitha Champak, ventured out to build a platform that showcases the skills of a Science Communicator and helps in capacity-building for beginners.

Her story is as unique as it is inspiring.

Read her tale in one of the recent interviews with Biopatrika

Spreading my wings to spread science: a story of a science communicator-cum-entrepreneur

Here are some key points to focus on for budding entrepreneurs in SciComm:

Announcement of the month –

Are you

  • interested in SciComm?
  • wondering where to begin?
  • confused about which field to explore?
  • looking for a professional course in SciComm?

Then, SciComm Lite is the right place for you!

SciComm Lite – Coming Soon…

SciComm Lite is our flagship biannual workshop for beginners in science communication wishing to obtain a comprehensive overview of the field.

This edition will take place in March 2022.

SciComm Lite began as an initiative to provide guidance and mentorship to students, researchers, and scientists at all stages of their careers wishing to learn more about science communication.

Science Communication is still reasonably unexplored, with limited learning materials.

Therefore, SciComm Lite intends to take you on an adventure of scientific communication where you can explore the field as a career while having fun with the numerous tasks and activities.

Keep an eye out on our socials for the announcement.

If you are interested in hopping on this journey with us, please respond to this email, and we will keep you in the loop with all the updates and exciting news SciComm Lite offers.

Sci-e-Comm : Our e-store

Sci-e-Comm is our e-commerce platform that hosts and supports creators in science.

This is one of the ways SciRio is working towards creating opportunities for science communicators and helping them reach their audience.

The postcards created by Sahana Sitharaman, available only on Sci-e-Comm.

These postcards are our first product, handcrafted with a love for Science that can either become the letter for your pen-pal or have them as a collectable.

What’s more?

These cards can be great conversation-starters with your friends and family. You can also make this a memorable gift for your loved ones!

So check it out and geek out!

Shop now!!!

We support Sci-Artists and creators in Science.

Are you interested in working with us?

If you think you can be the designer for our next product, please respond to this email.

Some helpful resources for you…

  • A piece of advice for the young Science Journalists by Ed Yong.

  • New podcast alert: Scrolls and Leaves – Epic histories from the developing world, through the eyes of the marginalized. Hear about ambitious Emperors, cunning corporations that colonized half the world, the treasure ship of an infamous sci-fi writer, and other tales. Journalists Mary-Rose Abraham and Gayathri Vaidyanathan tell stories about colonialism, science and cultures. This binaural (3-D) sound podcast will immerse you in the past.

We need to apply the science of communication to the communication of science.

~Preston Manning~

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Author
Founder, Managing Editor at SciRio | Personal Site

I am the Founder and Managing Editor of SciRio, a digital ecosystem for science communicators who want to communicate science to people who are non-experts in any fields of science. After stints as a Research Associate at the Indian Institute of Science and Centre for Human Genetics working on Cancer Research and Developmental Biology, I shifted gears to communicating science and become an entrepreneur.

I established SciRio to support science communicators in networking better, finding appropriate training and resources, and ultimately provide unexplored opportunities to science communicators.

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