Holli Leggette, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications and director of the Science Communications Lab, devotes her time to researching new ways for science communicators to better convey information to their audiences.
In a time where information is continuously pushed out on social media platforms, information literacy is increasingly important. Instead of stating statistics and scientific information, science communicators should be striving to share information that can not only be understood, but engaged with.
Leggette’s research aims to help science communicators educate their audiences in a way that will help those audience members make informed decisions and rely on scientists as credible information sources.
To learn more about Dr. Leggette and her information literacy research, read the full article by Judge Gwyn of Texas Innovators.