Meet a scientific community manager: Malin Sandström

This month, we’re asking all community engagement professionals within science to complete our state of scientific community management survey. The survey’s intended to determine the variety of community-building roles that exist within science, and is the first activity of our Community Engagement Fellows program. We’ll be sharing a report of the survey results once we’ve … Continue reading “Meet a scientific community manager: Malin Sandström”

This month, we’re asking all community engagement professionals within science to complete our state of scientific community management survey. The survey’s intended to determine the variety of community-building roles that exist within science, and is the first activity of our Community Engagement Fellows program. We’ll be sharing a report of the survey results once we’ve analyzed them.

But just who are the scientific community engagement professionals? To help answer that question we’re running a series of Q&As with people in existing community-building roles. If any of these stories resonate, please do take 12 minutes to complete the survey! The more input we have to the survey, the more detailed our view of the overall landscape will be.

Today we’re featuring Malin Sandström:

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Malin works for INCF, an international non-profit organization devoted to advancing the field of neuroinformatics, in a role that mixes community engagement with communication and project management. She has a PhD in computational neuroscience and more than a decade’s experience of science blogging. You can find her on Twitter: @msandstr.

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Meet a scientific community manager: Elana Kimbrell

This month, we’re asking all community engagement professionals within science to complete our state of scientific community management survey. The survey’s intended to determine the variety of community-building roles that exist within science, and is the first activity of our Community Engagement Fellows program. We’ll be sharing a report of the survey results once we’ve … Continue reading “Meet a scientific community manager: Elana Kimbrell”

This month, we’re asking all community engagement professionals within science to complete our state of scientific community management survey. The survey’s intended to determine the variety of community-building roles that exist within science, and is the first activity of our Community Engagement Fellows program. We’ll be sharing a report of the survey results once we’ve analyzed them.

But just who are the scientific community engagement professionals? To help answer that question we’re running a series of Q&As with people in existing community-building roles. If any of these stories resonate, please do take 12 minutes to complete the survey! The more input we have to the survey, the more detailed our view of the overall landscape will be.

Today we’re featuring Elana Kimbrell:

Elana Kimbrell is a Communication Program Officer at AAAS. She develops program material and supports the initiatives of the Center for Public Engagement with Science and Technology, particularly building connections between research and practice. Kimbrell also contributes to the AAAS Annual Meeting by coordinating review of symposia proposals and editing the program book.
Elana Kimbrell is a Communication Program Officer at AAAS. She develops program material and supports the initiatives of the Center for Public Engagement with Science and Technology, particularly building connections between research and practice. Kimbrell also contributes to the AAAS Annual Meeting by coordinating review of symposia proposals and editing the program book.

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Meet a scientific community manager: Aidan Budd

This month, we’re asking all community engagement professionals within science to complete our state of scientific community management survey. The survey’s intended to determine the variety of community-building roles that exist within science, and is the first activity of the AAAS Community Engagement Fellows program. We’ll be sharing a report of the survey results once … Continue reading “Meet a scientific community manager: Aidan Budd”

This month, we’re asking all community engagement professionals within science to complete our state of scientific community management survey. The survey’s intended to determine the variety of community-building roles that exist within science, and is the first activity of the AAAS Community Engagement Fellows program. We’ll be sharing a report of the survey results once we’ve analyzed them.

But just who are the scientific community engagement professionals? To help answer that question we’re running a series of Q&As with people in existing community-building roles. If any of these stories resonate, please do take 15 minutes to complete the survey! The more input we have to the survey, the more detailed our view of the overall landscape will be.

Today we’re featuring Aidan Budd:

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Aidan’s work focuses on community building and training for bioinformatics. He currently works at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg, where he did his PhD, and later worked in a bioinformatics service and research role.

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Meet a scientific community manager: Laura Wheeler

This month, we’re asking all community engagement professionals within science to complete our state of scientific community management survey. The survey’s intended to determine the variety of community-building roles that exist within science, and is the first activity of the AAAS Community Engagement Fellows program. We’ll be sharing a report of the survey results once … Continue reading “Meet a scientific community manager: Laura Wheeler”

This month, we’re asking all community engagement professionals within science to complete our state of scientific community management survey. The survey’s intended to determine the variety of community-building roles that exist within science, and is the first activity of the AAAS Community Engagement Fellows program. We’ll be sharing a report of the survey results once we’ve analyzed them.

But just who are the scientific community engagement professionals? To help answer that question we’re running a series of Q&As with people in existing community-building roles. If any of these stories resonate, please do take 12 minutes to complete the survey! The more input we have to the survey, the more detailed our view of the overall landscape will be.

Today we’re featuring Laura Wheeler:

Laura Wheeler headshot
Laura Wheeler is the Community Manager and Blog Editor for Digital Science. Laura is a big fan of all things science and can regularly be found tweeting at conferences all around the world.

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3 Tips for a Successful Community: Key Findings from The Community Roundtable’s SOCM 2016 report

The Community Roundtable (TheCR) runs a membership-based network for community managers. For the last seven years they have surveyed their network and beyond to produce an annual report on the state of community management. The report typically looks at the activities and corresponding maturity levels of various corporate-led online communities, as well as giving useful … Continue reading “3 Tips for a Successful Community: Key Findings from The Community Roundtable’s SOCM 2016 report”

The Community Roundtable (TheCR) runs a membership-based network for community managers. For the last seven years they have surveyed their network and beyond to produce an annual report on the state of community management. The report typically looks at the activities and corresponding maturity levels of various corporate-led online communities, as well as giving useful insights into the difference between best in class communities and those that are still learning the ropes.

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Announcing the AAAS Community Engagement Fellows Program

Today we’re delighted to announce a brand new fellowship program from AAAS, thanks to the generous support of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. The AAAS Community Engagement Fellows Program will be a one year pilot to support the professional development and ongoing professionalization of community engagement experts within the scientific community. You can read more … Continue reading “Announcing the AAAS Community Engagement Fellows Program”

Today we’re delighted to announce a brand new fellowship program from AAAS, thanks to the generous support of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. The AAAS Community Engagement Fellows Program will be a one year pilot to support the professional development and ongoing professionalization of community engagement experts within the scientific community.

You can read more about the program in the EurekAlert news release, and the accompanying story on aaas.org . We’ve addressed some more general questions about how the program fits in with Trellis and what it will look like below.

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