Announcing PressForward Microgrants

With the generous support of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the PressForward Project invites applications for microgrants of up to $1000 to fund science communications projects. PressForward publications aggregate content from the web at large, sharing the most relevant work published online and fostering conversations within and across disciplines, institutions, and classrooms. PressForward is developed […]

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PressForward 4.2: Announcing the Addition of PressForward API Endpoints

In PressForward 4.1 we announced the first step toward a set of PressForward API endpoints in conjunction with the WP-API. In 4.1 we added PressForward metadata to the post endpoint and today we’re excited to announce the addition of several new endpoints that expose PressForward metadata about feed items, feeds, and folders. As we previously […]

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Announcing the Addition of PressForward Data to the WP API with PressForward 4.1

Today the PressForward team is pleased to announce the release of PressForward 4.1, an update to our WordPress plugin that enables the aggregation of RSS / ATOM feeds and the curation of web publications. Version 4.1 of PressForward serves as the first step toward the release of a complete PressForward Application Programming Interface (API). The […]

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Big Performance Upgrades with PressForward 4.0

Today we’re excited to announce the release of PressForward 4.0. Our newest release continues our move toward a dependency injected structure and brings significant performance upgrades as well as several feature enhancements. Updates to the Open Graph library, the methodology for building nominations in the Nominate This Bookmarklet, and changes to how post meta is […]

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Pilot Partner Profile: HABRI Central

Mission Statement HABRI Central is an online platform that strives to promote understanding of the human-animal bond by providing access to human-animal bond scholarship, contextualizing that information and its implications, and engaging those who are in positions to make use of that knowledge. Publication HABRI Central HABRI Central connects a diverse group of researchers, practitioners […]

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Pilot Partner Profile – College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at UW-Madison

Mission Statement While several programs on campus offer support to students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds, the STEM Diversity Network is a place designed to help all interested in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) careers specifically. This network exists to aid the academic and social advancement of students (undergrad, grad, postdocs) in STEM […]

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Pilot Partner Profile: Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL)

The Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) is dedicated to scientific discovery – exploring fundamental biology, understanding marine biodiversity and the environment, and informing the human condition through research and education. Founded in Woods Hole, Massachusetts in 1888, the MBL is a private, nonprofit institution and an affiliate of the University of Chicago. Publication The Well: MBL […]

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Pilot Partner Profile: The Deep-Sea Biology Society (DSBS)

Mission Statement The Deep-Sea Biology Society aims to promote deep-sea biological sciences and conservation by ensuring open forums for scientists, engaging the public and policy makers, and ensuring demographic diversity among scientists. Publication Deep-Sea Biology (http://dsbsoc.org) Using its PressForward funding and support, the Deep-Sea Biology society will re-launch its website this fall. The new version […]

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Announcement: The Council for the Advancement of Science Writing Launches Showcase

We are pleased to announce the launch of our first pilot partner publication this month, CASW’s Showcase, which will showcase prize-winning examples of science writing to the public, and will encourage a high level of scholarly communication within the field. CASW released the following statement about the launch: The Council for the Advancement of Science […]

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Pilot Partner Profile: Lewis & Clark College Environmental Studies Program

Mission Statement Environmental studies situates environmental problems and solutions in a scholarly context, working alongside other academic disciplines to build a more livable world. Publication Environment Across Boundaries (ENVX) Lewis & Clark College’s Environmental Studies Program is using their PressForward grant and support network to create Environment Across Boundaries (ENVX) to encourage student engagement with […]

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