Presenting yourself on social media
In the age of no privacy, finding and expressing your voice through social media has become a critical tool in the process of building one’s individual scientific impact. As social media such as Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook scans are becoming an integral part of any interviewing process, managing these platforms properly is make or break. In this panel we aim to: (1) Introduce social media platforms and discuss the ways to increase individual scientific impact through them, and (2) Discuss different social media platforms, their potential contribution towards career building and their interfaces with academia and industry.
Sarah McAnulty is a squid biologist and science communicator at the University of Connecticut. She runs the science communication program, Skype A Scientist which connects scientists around the world with classrooms. In her Ph.D. work, Sarah studies the relationship between the Hawaiian bobtail squid and its bioluminescent bacterial partner, Vibrio fischeri. Sarah is passionate about sharing cephalopod biology with the public and helping other scientists share their work too!
Erin Kane is a postdoctoral research associate in Boston University's department of anthropology. Her research examines the impacts of resource distribution on primate socioecology, life history, and community ecology by synthesizing observational research on wild primates with non-invasive laboratory methods and analyses of skeletal and dental morphology. Her current research is focused on wild Bornean orangutans; Erin also conducts fieldwork in West Africa. She received her AB in anthropology and environmental studies from Washington University in St. Louis, and her MA and PhD in anthropology from The Ohio State University.
Mootaz Salman is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Harvard Medical School and Boston Children's Hospital in Boston, MA, USA. Mootaz served as an international ambassador for Sheffield Hallam University between 2014 and 2017, during which he had been introduced to the importance of Scientific Communication (SciComm) and public outreach in today’s science and future careers. Beside a personal social media accounts, Mootaz runs the official Twitter account for his lab, and have been selected to be Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS) Twitter Ambassador in Berlin 2017. Mootaz has won several prizes and awards for his SciComm and outreach talks and/or activities.
Jordan Harrod is a PhD student in Medical Engineering and Medical Physics at the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology working at intersection of ethical implementations of artificial intelligence for medicine and brain-machine interfaces under Dr. Ed Boyden and Dr. Emery Brown. She received her Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering from Cornell University in 2018. Her YouTube channel everydAI (“everyday AI”) focuses on engaging the public on artificial intelligence. You can follow her on Twitter @JordanBHarrod.