Video: Communicating Science Using YouTube

“Using YouTube to connect people who do science, with people who want to learn about science.

YouTube is one of the most effective platforms around for communicating about and learning about science. Yet remarkably, given the number of YouTube users out there with a taste for science, there are surprisingly few scientists making videos.

To us, this presented a no-brainer opportunity to use YouTube as a way of connecting researchers who are passionate about their science, with viewers who are equally passionate about watching videos about it.

And so we created Science Showcase.

Science Showcase is a YouTube channel where we curate and showcase science videos made by researchers, specifically for an online audience.

We’re pretty specific about what we will post and what we won’t. But much of this boils down to creating authentic, accurate and focused videos that people actually want to watch!

We also interpret “researcher” pretty broadly, to include postdocs, grad students and undergrads, high school students, teachers, and even citizen scientists. In effect, anyone who’s doing awesome science and has something to say about, we’re interested in receiving videos from them.

And ultimately, we’re on a mission to make it easier than ever to connect people who do science with those who want to know more about it.

For more information visit…

Science Showcase is part of the Arizona State University Risk Innovation Lab.”

This video and description have been reposted under Creative Commons Attribution license (reuse allowed).


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