Science Through Narrative: Engaging Broad Audiences Symposium Survey
Thank you for attending the Science Through Narrative Symposium at the 2018 SICB Meeting in San Francisco! Please take a moment to share your thoughts on the event. This brief anonymous survey consists of 24 questions and should take about 5 minutes to complete. Your feedback will help us to plan similar events in the future!
Please note that the demographic inquiries at the end of the survey are helpful, but optional.
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1. Was this your first time attending the Annual SICB Meeting?
2. If yes, was this your first time attending a scientific conference?
3. Was this your first time to attend a symposium (or session with multiple talks) on science communication at a scientific conference?
4. Have you previously seen artists present at a scientific conference?
5. If yes, please briefly explain:
6. Which presentation(s) did you attend in the main session of this symposium on January 5?
ELSHAFIE et al. - "Understanding and Communicating Science as a Narrative"
JOHNSON - "Fossils, Lost Worlds, and the Hero's Journey"
KIPNIS - "Communication through Playful Systems: Presenting scientific research the way a game might do"
MCINTOSH - "Using Narrative Film Structure and Technique to Engage an Audience"
RODENBECK - "Inviting inquiry and exploration through data visualization"
REGA - "Visual narrative and jargon minimization in successful anatomy teaching"
SUMIDA & JEFCOAT - "Anatomy, Animation and Visual Effects: the Reciprocal Story-telling Tools of Biology and Film-making"
LEPITO - "The Collaboration of Feature Animation and the Scientific Community"
UL-HASAN et al. - "BIOTA: A mixed-media, symbiosis in action approach to science communication"
LORDITCH - "Tools for Science Communication from the Intersection of Journalism and Screenwriting"
LOVERD et al. - "Improving Depictions of Science in Mainstream Media"
I did not attend the main session
7. Which of the contributed talks did you attend on January 4?
PADIAN - "How scientists tell stories: Narrative and “anti-narrative” in communicating research"
MORATH - "From Science Communication to a Conversation about Science"
VAN ORDEN - "Supporting the Problem Solving Skills of Gifted Students Through the Use of Social Stories"
GOLD et al. - "She Found Fossils: A Kids Book About Women in Paleontology"
RUDENKO - "Prehistoric Body Theater: GHOSTS of HELL CREEK"
I did not attend the contributed talks
8. Which of the contributed posters did you visit on January 5?
SANTOS & LEPORE - "Accessible SciComm: Utilizing Technology to Create an Inclusive and Accessible Science Narrative"
SCHMIDT & HESSENBERGER - "Getting Creative with Science Storytelling and Social Media"
REDDY - "The Bird-Feeder Project: Combining Science and Poetry to Further Interdisciplinary Dialogue"
KRIEGER & ROBERTS - "Using the art practice of play to communicate legged robotics research concepts"
WALTERS & GIBBS - "Oyster Storytelling Yoga: Engaging Children and Adults to Care about Oyster Reefs and Estuaries"
I did not attend the contributed posters
9. Did you attend the symposium workshop, "Science Through Story: Strategies for science communication inspired by Pixar's creative process," on January 4?
I wanted to attend, but was unable to make it.
10. What is one thing from the symposium that you found particularly helpful?
11. What is one thing from the symposium that you found particularly surprising?
12. After attending this symposium, are you thinking of changing anything specific in your science communication efforts?
13. Would you be interested in attending another symposium on this topic in the future?
14. Would you be interested in reading any of the papers that are published based on the main session talks in this symposium? (We anticipate that these papers will be published in SICB's peer-reviewed journal Integrative and Comparative Biology within a year.)
15. Do you have any particular suggestions for a future symposium on this topic?
16. Do you have any speakers that you would like to recommend for a future symposium on this topic?
17. Any other thoughts or comments you would like to share?
Demographic Information (Optional)
18. From where did you travel to attend this meeting?
19. Where you already attending the SICB Meeting, or did you come primarily for this symposium?
I was attending SICB anyway
I attended primarily for this symposium
20. Which of the following best describes your place of occupation?
21. If you are based at an academic institution, which of the following best describes your employment position?
Doctoral Student, Pre-Qualifying Exam
22. Which of the following best represents your field of study, occupation, or interest? [Please select all that apply]
23. If you answered "Biology," please specify your discipline.
24. I describe my ethnic heritage as... [please select all that apply]
Indigenous to the Americas
Latinx or Hispanic
Black, Afro-Caribbean, or African
Non-Hispanic White or Eastern European
Non-Hispanic White or Western European
25. I describe my gender identity as...
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