The Penn State Science Policy Society: Filling the Gap Between Science and Community
For me, two aspects stand out:
- The need to 'reboot language' and free it from specialist jargon.
- The need for scientists to be willing and able to look beyond the usual 'in discipline' uses of their tools and expertise towards unusual and innovative 'out of discipline' uses.
I explore this a little here, where it becomes clear that simplifying language is key to not only engagement but also close collaboration.
To be willing and able to think and act beyond their disciplines and see and seize opportunities to apply their scientific expertise within local communities, scientists must become triple-thinkers with umbrella-shaped knowledge. I explore and explain these things within this article.