Abstract: The set of rhetorical engagements in science, technology and medicine presented at the 2013 ARST preconference panel provide case studies of the value the rhetorician offers science outreach programs. As an invited respondent from the scientific community, I took this opportunity to provide a critical perspective to the panel. In my opinion, the rhetorical contributions the panelists delivered through their collaborations with scientists make a compelling case for strategically incorporating more practitioners in the science outreach workforce.
rhetoric, rhetoric of science, collaboration, National Science Foundation, science communication, interdisciplinarity, broader impacts
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Recommended CitationVernon, Jamie L. "Leveraging rhetoric for improved communication of science: a scientist’s perspective." Poroi 10, Iss. 1 (2014): Article 11. https://doi.org/10.13008/2151-2957.1181
I would like to thank session organizer Jean Goodwin, co-respondent Leah Ceccarelli, and ARST panel participants and audience for very insightful comments and feedback on these observations and conclusions. The views presented here do not necessarily represent those of the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education.