Social media has become integrated into many aspects of daily life. Websites, blogs or YouTube are used to communicate information, keep in touch with people or create social networks. Similarly, scientists are increasingly using social media to share new articles, discuss scientific opinions and circulate information about professional opportunities and scientific events. Social media networks can be beneficial for scientists by offering powerful tools to boost their professional profile and increase the visibility of their science. In this workshop organized by Women in Cognitive Science, an international panel of senior and junior researchers will discuss best practices for using social media toward different scientific and professional goals. In different presentations panellists will focus on the use of blogs, twits, websites and internet platforms for scientific dissemination, increased visibility of personal scientific profiles, networking, fund raising or increasing public awareness and understanding of a scientific topic. Panel presentations will be followed by open discussion with the audience.
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Panel discussion and reception at the Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society in Pasadena, CA:
Merging professional development and science: Constructing a successful grant proposal
Wednesday, July 22 Panel Discussion from 16:00 to 17:30. Reception with refreshments from 17:30 to 18:30.
In this panel discussion, organized by Suparna Rajaram and Maryanne Garry on behalf of Women in Cognitive Science, four successful SARMAC researchers will address specific themes of academic life in which time management plays a crucial—and sometimes perhaps a hidden—role in success. These themes include 1) Having to decide between attending a conference versus spending that time writing, 2) balancing research, teaching and service, 3) making time to write, and 4) balancing family and career. A mix of junior and senior faculty, both men and women, will share the range of experience that we ourselves have as scientists, faculty, and administrators. We also want to engage the audience in discussion, and give people a forum ask the questions that are most on their minds. WICS encourages both women and men to attend its meetings.
All scholars are expected to submit grants and successful grant applications are crucial to sustain a career in science. The importance of obtaining grants in this difficult climate is especially high for individuals coming up for tenure. In this panel discussion, we will bring together researchers who have been successful in getting grant support (and who, given the severe funding restriction in the past years, have also dealt with rejections and developed strategies for revision and resubmission). The panel will address several important topics, including: transitioning from advisor-directed to independent research, collaborations across domains of expertise, converging evidence across methodologies, and spanning translational and transformational research. The discussion will focus on information about grants across psychological domains and will address issues of particular relevance to junior scholars who are embarking on their scholarly careers in this period of transition and expansion into interdisciplinary science.