The PCST conference is one of the most important conferences in science communication. This year it took place in an online format.
Six group members and alumni presented at the conference. Prof. Ayelet Baram-Tsabari presented a study on the scientific knowledge of sports fans and its impact on their decisions regarding the COVID-19 regulations, and a study on the public’s understanding of the mathematical aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Yael Barel-Ben David participated in a panel that dealt with communicating their own research: What do we need to know about the role of scientists and researchers in science communication?, Dr. Lea Taragin-Zeller presented a study on public engagement with science among religious minorities: Lessons from COVID-19, Dr. Aviv Sharon presented two studies: experts’ bounded engagement with publics: An interview-based study of online nutrition and vaccination outreach and How do individuals evaluate the trustworthiness of vaccine information on social Q&A platforms?, Dr. Yaela Golumbic presented a study on characterizing engagement in an environmental citizen science project and Yael Rozenblum presented a study on evidence for gendered engagement with posts authored by women scientists in social media