|COPUS Clarion Newsletter
Two great projects -- same great COPUS energy!
NEW FRIENDS, NEW IDEAS, FANTASTIC LOCATION
Apply now to join us at the first COPUS Invitational Unconference.
Are you interested in joining a group of fun, eclectic, inspiring individuals who are committed to bringing science to the public?
The COPUS leadership is convening its first COPUS Invitational Unconference, a unique event that will bring together “COPUSetic” individuals to celebrate, inspire, and connect with like-minded peers, but who may operate in different geographic or programmatic areas. Hosted at the Biosphere 2 facilities in Arizona March 16-18, 2012, this small and intimate event will provide participants with renewed energy - an opportunity to “replenish,” share ideas, learn from others, and build community among people who share common goals, but often operate in isolated pockets.
Learn more and submit an application to attend! The deadline for applications is January 15, 2012.
ANNOUNCING A SPECIAL AWARD FOR AN UNSUNG "SCIENCE HERO"!
The Paul Shin Memorial Award
Do you know someone who is especially passionate about sharing science with the public? If so, please take a few moments to honor him or her with a nomination for the Paul Shin Memorial Award. This annual COPUS award recognizes people like Paul -- those dedicated to sharing science with the public. The award especially acknowledges "unsung heroes" for whom science promotion may not be part of an everyday job, but who nevertheless give their time and energy to enhancing the public understanding of or engagement with science. Your nominee could be a coworker, school teacher, college professor, or police officer – anyone who has gone the extra mile to make science engaging and accessible.
The winner will receive a cash award and will be recognized at the 2012 COPUS Unconference (see above).
Please submit nominations via the COPUS website. The deadline for applications is January 20, 2012.
If you don't have a nominee in mind, you’d be helping us a lot by posting the announcement about the award on your Facebook and Linkedin profiles and groups, Twitter, etc. Here’s what to do:
1. Facebook, Linkedin, or your blog: Simply copy the above text and paste into your status update on your home page. Copy and paste the URL into the field on the status update.
2. For Twitter, post the following text, with the short URL: Recognize an unsung hero of science communication for their passion & dedication (via @COPUScore) http://bit.ly/copusawardnomination
And as always, members of the COPUS community are invited to share their participation in COPUS by posting a COPUS logo on their websites and blog posts. COPUS' new logo file can be downloaded, here.