ABOUT THE CLUB
Science Communigators is an undergraduate club affiliated with the STCC. The mission of the club is to improve translation of science to various stakeholders and to provide opportunity to gain valuable experience in science communication.
WHAT WE DO
The goal of the organization is to foster an inclusive, collaborative and innovate hub of scholars interested in communicating science. The club has two main teams:
1. Science Public Information Officers: Interview researchers and report on their findings, translating the jargon and esoteric concepts into easily understandable language
2. YouTube Team: Help write, film and produce science-related YouTube videos to accompany the written posts
We also provide a gateway for students to learn from key figures in the field of science communication by hosting speakers and attending local and regional conferences.
INTERESTED IN JOINING?
Anyone with a passion for talking about science is encouraged to join our conversation. We’re looking for communicators with an interest in science as well as STEM majors with a passion/talent for writing. Graphic designers and web designers, as well as those with videography experience, are also welcomed.
Please email Zachary Savitsky at email@example.com if you are interested or have any questions about the club. We look forward to hearing from you!
THE CLUB’S STUDENT FOUNDER
Public Relations sophomore Zachary Savitsky acquired a passion for science communication serendipitously. He loved both English and science and decided he would major in public relations and minor in physics.
But it was his introduction to Dr. Janice Krieger, director of the STEM Translational Communication Center, that spurred his fascination with science communication. Krieger offered him an undergraduate assistantship in the STEM program – the first freshman in that role – where he was introduced to the world of research and the translation of complex science for a broad audience.
His interest soon turned to passion and the realization that CJC needed a science communication certificate to get other students interested in the field and expand science communication education at UF.
To view his personal blog site, on which he has written a few posts that help translate the work of UF researchers in the physics and astrophysics departments, click here.
We also thank our faculty sponsors for their support. Feel free to contact Janice Krieger (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Kathryn McGill (email@example.com) for more information on the project.