An Introduction to Social Media in Science:

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Knowledge is power – even if you don’t use social media!

About this course

During this short seminar-style introduction to social media, we’ll cover:

  • What is social media and why should you care
  • A brief introduction to different social media tools and how they are used
  • How social media is being used at scientific and other events
  • The good, the bad, and the ugly of social media
  • Social media and your career as a scientist

There will be time for questions, and attendees will be invited to participate in a short survey after the session to define more in-depth sessions for specific social media channels if desired.


Scientists interested in using social media to communicate their science, scientists who aren’t sure about social media, and scientists who are anti-social media but who attend scientific events where social media might become an issue.


This 90-minute Learn&Lunch session is designed to introduce scientists to social media, making you aware of what’s out there, the pros and cons of using social media to share your science, and how the way in which OTHER PEOPLE use social media can make or break your research (forewarned is forearmed).


90 minutes

Number of Participants:




* Please note that this is a course in communication skills NOT an English language learning course. It is therefore suitable for both native and non-native English speakers. 

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