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28 September 2017
Data can be more than numbers on a spreadsheet. It can tell a beautiful story.
21 September 2017
Why don’t departmental seminar series include scientists who do scicomm? I think they should.
28 August 2017
By Madeleine Jepsen. This is the second of a two-part series on communicating uncertainty. Whether it’s a congressman drafting legislation or a family member asking about your research at Thanksgiving dinner, explaining uncertainty in research to a lay audience is an important part of science communication. Recently, Joseph Guillaume, a postdoctoral fellow at Aalto University, published an analysis of how uncertainty is verbally communicated in scientific publications using abstracts from …
23 August 2017
What do scientists mean when they say “uncertainty?”
21 August 2017
SciComm at conferences has always been a thing. Now it’s a big thing.
4 August 2017
We’re looking guest contributors to our blog!
24 July 2017
Scientists have interests outside of science. #AlongsideScience helps to showcase those interests.
3 July 2017
By Shane M Hanlon I’m a disease ecologist by training. As a graduate student I investigated how agricultural runoff, mainly in the form of pesticides, alters the effects of fungal disease in amphibians. I still collaborate on primarily disease-related projects with my peers. And, as an added bonus, I get to spend three weeks each summer teaching a disease ecology course at Pymatuning Laboratory of Ecology (- the place where …
26 June 2017
By Shane M Hanlon I’m the Senior Specialist in AGU’s Sharing Science program. I giggle to myself on occasion when I hear it said aloud, not because of anything specific with the title or my duties therein, but because I am most comfortable with another title – scientist. I have a PhD in biology with a focus in disease ecology and ecotoxicology. I came into science communication and policy through …
8 June 2017
Some clouds are filled with lollipops (not really, but close)! A new Drawn to Geoscience by JoAnna Wendel.