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Scicomm roles

Science Communicator
June 2021 - July 2021 (1 month)

Writing news articles, technical summaries, plain language summaries from academic research publications and corporate whitepapers, alongside design ideation for sci-illustrations / graphical abstracts and storyboarding / script writing for video summaries.

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Consultant Science Writer
June 2021 - July 2021 (1 month)

The role included composing weather updates from meteorological info cloning of wire news, writing original articles on recent scientific research and science news, and digital publishing of all content through IBM’s content management system.

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Co-founder and chief editor
Voluntary position
Nov 2019 - April 2022 (2.5 years)

Cogito137-The Thought Capsule is a multimedia and multilingual science communication platform, hosted by IISER Kolkata, run by students and alumni of the institute, with assistance from the International Realtions and Outreach office.

The role includes supervision of all publications, events and initiatives of the platform.

-Fact-checking, copy editing and proof-reading final copy of each publication

-Maintaining coordination within team members and the overall working atmosphere

-Execution of all initiatives taken up by the team

-Navigating the general direction and stand of the platform

-Conducting new recruitments, mentoring and guiding new recruits

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YouTube content creator

Science video content creation on personal YouTube channel.

-Recording content

-Editing content

-Publishing content

Science policy influencer
VISION 2040

Among the top ten of a nationwide public consultation process organized by Science, Technology and Innovation Policy (STIP) 2020 Secretariat, Office of the Principal Scientific Adviser to the Govt. of India

Scicomm event orgniser
Royal society Biology Week 2021
Scicomm for scientists 2021
Ambassadors of Evolution 2017
21st National Science Exhibition
Freelance Science Writer
Nov 2018 - present (3.5 years)

The role includes writing articles for web-based platforms, covering topics transcending disciplinary boundaries, themed around recent scientific research and associated topics.

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Workshop Organization
Scicomm for Scientists
May 2021

A 7-day science communication workshop for undergraduate and graduate students in science disclipines, for aquiring the basic tools of scicomm. The workshop was funded by Department of Science, Govt. of India and was organised by Cogito137, IISER Kolkata.
 

As one of the primary organizers, working directly under the convenor, the role included the entire logistical  organisation of the workshop.

 

-Networking with science media personas for logistical organization

-Designing hands-on sessions conducted as a part of the workshop

-Conduction of sessions on editing and the logistics of running a scicomm platform

-Panelist: ‘Dejargonizing Science’

Public Speaker
Scicomm 2020

Live talk titled "Baby steps to a scicomm network" at SciComm 2020, a virtual conference organised by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, United States discussing a model for emerging scicomm platforms in academia and networking possibilities among them.

Lightning talk titled "Understanding the language of dog behaviour" at SciComm 2020, explaining a research project from the PhD dissertation, in non-technical language, in 4 minutes.