26 August 2016
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.
25 August 2016
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, …
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.”
8 August 2016
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 …
2 August 2016
What started as a reason to get back out into the field turned into a valuable #scicomm opportunity.
26 July 2016
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.
18 July 2016
What’s better than learning about science? Learning about science at a pub.
11 July 2016
Ride space mountain. Meet Mickey Mouse. Have a transformative adventure through the magic of conservation education. Seems like a normal to-do list.
6 July 2016
Meteors, daggers, King Tut, and art! What’s not to love? Learn how our own JoAnna Wendel creates comics from scientific studies.
5 July 2016
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.