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EPA Among Sponsors of ScienceOnline2011

Release Date: 01/13/2011
Contact Information: Melissa Anley-Mills,, 202-664-7272

Research Triangle Park, NC-- How can the web and social media be used to promote science? The US Environmental Protection Agency is joining with other science organizations to sponsor ScienceOnline2011, the fifth annual international meeting on Science and the Web. On January 13-15th, 2011 the Research Triangle area of North Carolina will once again host scientists, students, educators, physicians, journalists, librarians, bloggers, programmers and others interested in the way the World Wide Web is changing the way science is communicated, taught and done.

This is the only such conference in North America that draws an audience comprised entirely of science bloggers and science communicators, providing a uniquely focused, highly interactive, and networking intensive agenda of science communication online. An early adopter of social media, the EPA has several twitter accounts, including one dedicated to science news @EPAresearch and a science focused blog, Science Wednesday ( To follow the ScienceOnline2011 conversation on Twitter either use the hashtag #scio11; the meeting's official account @scio11; or the EPA's own research twitter account @EPAresearch.