CAP Web Text + Science Introductions on Social Media

Hi Becky,

I am sending you the web text for CAP (attached).

Also I wanted to share this:

It’s something trending on Science Twitter since last Friday, and apparently has spilled over to Instagram (or maybe it’s cross posting, I’m unsure). The point is to have scientists introduce themselves and what they do.

I thought your PNW station scientists could be featured on the USFS R&D instagram in the same way (or are you allowed to have a PNW RS Instagram all by itself?)

You actually have a person doing something like this here:

Here’s another similar one related to PNW research station:

Because Instagram permits video of up to 15 seconds, I imagined you could have your researcher say, “Hi, I’m Matt Burks, and I’m a public affairs specialist.” Or what have you.

It’s somewhat similar to what USFWS was doing a couple years back for women’s history month:

Anyway, just a few thoughts I had during our meeting yesterday.

Hope the CAP text helps.


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About Tanner Jessel

I am a recent M.S. in Information Science graduate from the University of Tennessee School of Information Science. I was formerly a graduate research assistant funded by DataONE (Data Observation Network for Earth). Prior, I worked for four years as a content lead and biodiversity scientist with the U.S. Geological Survey's Biodiversity Informatics Program. Building on my work experience in biodiversity and environmental informatics, my work with DataONE focused on exploring the nature of scientific collaborations necessary for scientific inquiry. I also conducted research concerning user experience and usability, and assisted in development of member nodes with an emphasis on spatial data and infrastructure. I assisted with research designed to understand sociocultural issues within collaborative research communities. Through August 1, 2014, I was based at the Center for Information and Communication Studies at the University of Tennessee School of Information Science in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Posted on February 8, 2017, in Uncategorized, USFS Research. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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