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13 February 2017
By Shane M Hanlon “Science surrounds us.” “In order to be a good science communicator, you must first be a good science consumer.” “SciComm: you don’t have to like it but you need to be able to do it.” These are all things I’ve said in the age of Twitter where space is at a premium and effective messaging is critical. They pertain to the different hats that I wear – producer …
23 January 2017
Rather than complain about Wikipedia, scientists at AGU16 decided to do something about it.
16 January 2017
By Shane M Hanlon “What do you do?” This is a question that I’m asked almost daily as a DC resident where interest in one’s profession is only surpassed by interest in politics. But back in 2010, when I was a 2nd-year PhD student, I was not used to this question. I had successfully avoided (i.e. didn’t try) making friends outside of my program during my first year, so when I …
10 January 2017
For many, emojis have become a part of everyday life. They act as signatures – smiley faces, frowns, you name it. Personally, I never really strayed far from those two, but there are hundreds, if not thousands out there. And, even though there are so many and such diversity, the sciences are not well represented. We’re out to change that.
30 December 2016
In the Boulder, CO area? Stop by NCAR for their public lecture Explorer Series!
22 December 2016
Your research can have an impact in someone’s life…even if you’re not a great tipper.
15 December 2016
Magma chamber meets the pantry.
How the surface of Venus is like the ocean…or not.
14 December 2016
Recreating adorable life on Earth and elsewhere.
16 November 2016
Our own JoAnna Wendel describes the process through which she drew a cartoon based on a research paper about volcanoes.
3 November 2016
Planning your AGU16 schedule? Be sure to check out the Sharing Science Room for all the science communication, policy, and outreach events!
17 October 2016
A hand list of science-y words, and ways to avoid them.
7 October 2016
Ever wonder how to make Wikipedia a more reliable source for scientific information? We’re part of a group doing just that.
12 September 2016
Abstracts summarize your manuscript – wouldn’t it be nice if anyone could understand them?
7 September 2016
This is a guest post by graduate student Taylor Borgfeldt as part of our ongoing series of posts where we ask students to share their experiences in science communication. In Texas, relatively small earthquakes have caused structural damages to houses, partly due to such a shallow earthquake source. The public who experiences the seismic events or live in large metropolitan areas can have strong reactions to the shaking or possibility of an event …
18 August 2016
“Ideally, of a five-member dissertation committee, three would be from the student’s institution, one from outside but in the same or similar field, and the final would be a non-research member of any sector.”
18 July 2016
What’s better than learning about science? Learning about science at a pub.
27 June 2016
By Michael Mayhew and Michele Hall Teen Science Café s are a free, informal, low-risk way for scientists to share their science with a receptive audience focused on future careers. They are an adaptation of the globally popular Science Cafe model for connecting the adult public with science and scientists. Adaptations of the model include teen leadership to ensure the programs are relevant to teens, discussions of career pathways related …
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.