With broader impacts a factor in most grants, finding effective methods of communication and transmission is key. Data Nuggets provide you, as a scientist, an avenue to share your research and results with a broad audience of students, teachers, and fellow scientists. Sharing research findings with the non-science public is an important part of the scientific process, yet is often one of the most challenging to achieve.
Data Nuggets are an easy way to increase your broader impacts, practice science communication skills, and create a long-term educational resource. We are constantly working to share these resources with K-12 audiences to improve the understanding of science in society. To date, Data Nuggets have been shared at over 15 professional conferences and have reached thousands of teachers and students.
When creating a Data Nugget, you must dig deep to uncover the core messages of your research and think back to the big question that originally inspired your passion for research. As an added benefit, once you are able to communicate your research to a 6th grader, you can rest assured that at your next conference you’ll be better able to discuss your work with colleagues and collaborators outside your field!
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