2017 has been an exciting year for Trellis. We’ve seen record numbers of users logging in and engaging a rise in weekly active groups. We’ve also launched new groups for AAAS members interested in science advocacy and Trellis group admins. Beyond these site-wide metrics, a number of individual Trellis groups have also hit membership milestones this year. Join us in celebrating these growing communities.
Over 400 members: Engaging Scientists and Engineers in Policy (ESEP)
The Engaging Scientists & Engineers in Policy (ESEP) Coalition is an ad hoc alliance of organizations that help empower scientists and engineers to effectively engage in the policy making process at all levels of government. Their Trellis community brings together members of the coalition and others interested in science policy to share events and opportunities and to discuss different avenues for scientists to get involved.
You can request an invitation to the ESEP Trellis group here.
Over 500 members: STEM Curriculum Interest Group
The STEM Curriculum Interest Group is a Trellis-exclusive community for science educators, administrators, and anyone interested in learning more about STEM education. Group members share education research articles, reports, and lesson plans in the library, add STEM education conferences and other events to the group calendar, and discuss current news and perennial topics of interest.
You can request an invitation to the STEM Curriculum Interest Group here.
Over 600 members: C4Sci – Communities for Science Communication
The C4Sci family of groups brings together scientist community engagement professionals and those interested in building science communities online to participate in resource sharing and discussion on the topic. A number of valuable references can be found in the group library, including several scientific community management job descriptions. C4Sci members can also join child groups with a focus on community management, event planning, and social media.
You can request an invitation to C4sci here.
Over 1,000 members: Public Engagement with Science
The Public Engagement with Science Trellis group is a forum where scientists, researchers of public engagement, and public engagement practitioners can share their experience, build new collaborations, and improve their skills. The group hosts regular Q&A sessions with experts in the field, collects public engagement resources and events, and encourages group members to reach out to the community for feedback, suggestions, and guidance on new projects.
You can request an invitation to the Public Engagement with Science group here.
Over 100,000 members: AAAS MemberCentral Community
AAAS members use this Trellis group to engage with the association and its programs and to communicate with each other. In the AAAS MemberCentral Community on Trellis, members can discuss recent Science publications and other news, celebrate each other’s accomplishments, and find collaborators. There are also child groups underneath the larger community for each discipline-specific AAAS member section where members can meet and collaborate with others in their field.
You can join AAAS and gain access to the member community on Trellis here.
Over the next few months, we’ll profile each of these groups, asking the group admins about their members, activities, and goals for their communities. Keep an eye on this space!