26 August 2016

Drawn to Geoscience: Pluto and the Dwarfs

Drawn to Geoscience: Pluto and the Dwarfs

On the 10th anniversary of the reclassification of Pluto to a dwarf planet, our own JoAnna Wendell illustrates her case for why that might not be such a bad thing.

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25 August 2016

Six stats tips for science communicators.

Six stats tips for science communicators.

By Brendan Bane As a courtesy to Washington DC-based and visiting journalists, AGU recently invited reporters and researchers to gather, eat, drink, and discuss a sometimes daunting subject: statistics. On Thursday, August 11, AGU partnered with STATS.org, Sense About Science USA, and the DC Science Writers Association to host a workshop on interpreting data through statistics. Statisticians Regina Nuzzo of Gallaudet University and Jonathan Auerbach of Columbia University led the workshop, …

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18 August 2016

PhD students should have science-communication committee members

PhD students should have science-communication committee members

“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.”

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8 August 2016

A silent threat: Raising awareness about arsenic in well water

A silent threat: Raising awareness about arsenic in well water

This is a guest post by graduate student Brittany Huhmann as part of our ongoing series of posts where we ask students to share their experiences in science communication. As a Ph.D. student, I spend a lot of time testing soils and groundwater for arsenic in far-off places like Bangladesh and India. Arsenic is a well-known carcinogen that negatively impacts millions of people in these and other south and southeast Asian countries. But …

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2 August 2016

Taking SciComm to the field

Taking SciComm to the field

What started as a reason to get back out into the field turned into a valuable #scicomm opportunity.

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26 July 2016

Benefits of the audio experience

Benefits of the audio experience

How people hear us can be different from how they read our words. Skylar Bayers talks (literally) about the differences between the written and spoken word.

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18 July 2016

Science by the Pint

Science by the Pint

What’s better than learning about science? Learning about science at a pub.

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11 July 2016

The magic of environmentalism

The magic of environmentalism

Ride space mountain. Meet Mickey Mouse. Have a transformative adventure through the magic of conservation education. Seems like a normal to-do list.

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6 July 2016

Drawn to Geoscience: Pharaoh’s Iron Dagger Made from a Meteorite, Study Confirms

Drawn to Geoscience: Pharaoh's Iron Dagger Made from a Meteorite, Study Confirms

Meteors, daggers, King Tut, and art! What’s not to love? Learn how our own JoAnna Wendel creates comics from scientific studies.

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5 July 2016

Advocacy for science and scientists alike

Advocacy for science and scientists alike

What’s it like being a scientist sitting face to face with a member on Congress? MIT graduate student Michael McClellan shares his experiences and suggestions on advocating on behalf of science and scientists.

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