Bringing SAGE to the Public
The next step for the SAGE RCN is to spread the news about hybrid solutions and integrated analysis of infrasturcture project options. SAGE has a set of talking points that should be used in crafting your message.
The UMASS Amherst Public Engagement Project has a great selection of power points, hand outs and examples of how to translate academic writing into engaging and informative op-eds, articles, tweets and blogs for the general public. Their website page entitled Writing for Non-Academic Audiences has a complete list of resources.
Included in the Engagement Project's resource list is a set of guidelines written by David Jarmul, Duke University’s associate vice president for news and communications. The top three pieces of advice?
Track the news and jump at an opportunity to write about something relevant that connects to your work.
Keep your piece short, 750 words or less.
Make a single point.
For the Duke guideline click here.
If you are interested in writing a SAGE related piece of news we ask that you credit NSF. The full citation is as follows:
NSF Research Collaboration Network (RCN): Science, Engineering and Education for Sustainability (SEES)
Project title: Sustainable Adaptive Gradients in the Coastal Environment (SAGE): Reconceptualizing the Role of Infrastructure in Resilience Award Number: ICER-1338767