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20 June 2016
Ngozi Oguguah encountered three main challenges when she started her PhD: 1) funding, 2) access to laboratories, and 3) access to publications. After much work, she learned that she could overcome these challenges through building networks.
14 June 2016
June is all about oceans. Learn about what’s going on in your area and how you can be an advocate for one of Earth’s greatest resources.
30 May 2016
What’s something you don’t see on every CV? “Extensive experience in improvisation theatre performance.”
25 May 2016
TED talks showcase “ideas worth spreading” through talks that are 18 minutes or less. What can they provide to the Earth science classroom? – an introduction to scientists and a spark for classroom conversation, for starters…
24 May 2016
Storytelling and science can go hand in hand, especially when talking about lava flows, Dana Scully, and the fire goddess Pele.
18 May 2016
How do you turn a news a story about an asteroid-like comet into a super-interesting comic? Our first Drawn to Science shows you how!
“How do people get interested in science? Whether it’s professional scientists, sci-fi enthusiasts or the general public — everyone has their own story. The “Spark of Science” series is all about how the story starts. Come here to read the personal narratives of some of today’s best scientists, and add your own!”
17 May 2016
How do you get high school students interested in science? Teach them about the highest wave ever surfed!
10 May 2016
By Shane M Hanlon A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to serve as a guest tweeter (or rotator as I’ll refer to it) for the Twitter account @iamscicomm. The account is a product of the SciComm Hub, “a community and collection of resources focused on science education, outreach, and communication.” Unlike other rotating accounts such as @realscientists & @biotweeps, @iascicomm is focused on science outreach and communication. Like those rotators, whomever …
2 May 2016
By Jennifer Beauregard I distinctly remember a conversation I had as a graduate student. It was with a faculty member in my department and he was lamenting about how scientifically illiterate his undergraduate students were. I asked him why he did not include certain topics in his classes to address this issue. His response was that he was only going to talk about his area of expertise, not geosciences in …
27 April 2016
By Shane M Hanlon & Lexi Shultz “Our Changing Ocean: Science for Strong Coastal Communities.” That was the theme this year for the Finals of the National Ocean Sciences Bowl (NOSB), an “education competition that tests students’ knowledge of ocean-related topics, which include cross-disciplines of biology, chemistry, policy, physics, and geology.“ NOSB fills a gap that exists in many schools across the nation as ocean sciences are not a core part of many high …
20 April 2016
By Lollie Garay In 2007 I was chosen as a PolarTREC teacher assigned to an oceanographic expedition to Antarctica. It was that amazing voyage that teamed me up with marine scientist Dr. Patricia Yager (UGA). Our successful collaborations have produced many educational outreach presentations, lessons, and published papers. Having experienced first-hand the important work of marine scientists, I knew that I needed to bring this type of experience to my …
13 April 2016
This is a guest post by graduate student Mayra Sanchez as part of our ongoing series of posts where we ask students to share their experiences in science communication. I became interested in outreach in STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), because I’ve always seen a gap in communication between the scientific community and the general public. I have been an informal educator for the past 10 years with most of my …
8 April 2016
By Shane M. Hanlon “True, personal stories about science.” That’s the tagline of The Story Collider (TSC), a science storytelling organization that hosts events all across the country (and in the UK) and produces a weekly podcast. Full disclosure – I’m a DC producer and co-host of the show; however, the goal of this post is not promotion. Rather, we in Sharing Science want to draw attention to organizations and events like TSC that are on a …
31 March 2016
This is a guest post by graduate student Sam Nadell, in what will be the first of a new series of posts where we ask students to share their experiences in science communication. Bill Nye, one of the most recognizable and funny scientists in the world today, once said, “Humor is everywhere, in that there’s irony in just about anything a human does.” I’ll save exploring the irony of human existence for …
30 March 2016
View the life of a scientist, one selfie at a time, through this year’s #365scienceselfies project. Share what you see, and inspire the next generation of scientists to see a unique view into the lives of women and men in STEM.
28 March 2016
Social media and the value of communicating field experiences to the public –This is a cross-posting from an article originally published on the AGU Editors’ Vox blog. The original post is here. I’m standing in the pouring rain on the deck of the R/V Oceanus in the middle of winter collecting sea water samples. As the boat rocks back and forth, our team carefully lowers the 800-pound CTD, a common oceanographic research …
23 March 2016
More and more, art is being utilized as a science communication tool. Here are three examples of women that are successful in bridging the science and communications disciplines with their own artistic twist.
22 March 2016
By Rolf Hut dear Rolf Hut, I’ve read your book and am making the portal-infinity-mirror-side-table with my dad. I am 9 years old and our teacher asked us to write a formal letter to one of our hero’s, so I am writing you this letter. I stop reading because I’m tearing up. Forget Nature papers1. Forget invited talks. Forget tenure. A 9 year old just said that I am his …
8 March 2016
By Shane M. Hanlon AGU just hosted the Ocean Sciences Meeting held in New Orleans in partnership with ASLO and TOS. The meeting brought in over 5,000 scientific attendees to the Crescent City in what was a mini preview of Fall Meeting 2017. Sharing Science was there and we held a workshop on sharing science in your community. Personally speaking, I also participated in a mentoring meetup and in a panel discussion entitled, Exploring …