SICB Annual Meeting 2018
January 3-7, 2018
San Francisco, CA

SPDAC roundtable: "Just publish papers" vs. outreach and advocacy

Thursday, Jan 4, 12:00-1:30, Golden Gate A

Many students go into science not just because of the beauty of science itself, but because they want to change the world, through science communication, education, or policy. But early career researcher may get career advice like "Just do good science," or "You're wasting time doing anything that won't go in a paper." This year's SPDAC lunchtime roundtable explores the challenges and opportunities for early career researchers who want to speak out in venues besides peer-reviewed journals. Should the classic academic motto of "Publish or perish" be changed to "Be visible or vanish" in the social media age?