February 17, 2019
The Public Face of Science project seeks to ask and answer questions about the complex and evolving relationship between scientists and society and to examine how trust in science is shaped by individual experiences, beliefs, and engagement with science
February 14, 2019
Who is in your science community? Think about making sure to identify all individuals that are part of your science work – truck drivers, janitors, administrative assistants, etc. With a simple acknowledgement, they will feel like a part of the science community as well.
February 10, 2019
It is an individual decision to start your own blog or to join an existing blogging community, but the decision should be framed around an overarching goal for “why blog” to a listing of secondary objectives you as an author are hoping to achieve.
February 3, 2019
Podcast listening has increased in all age categories, but it has increased the most among younger adults. Now, 29% of Americans between the ages of 18-34 listen to podcasts at least a few times a week (up from 16% in December 2017). A year ago, 47% of adults between 18 and 34 said they never listened to podcasts, compared to 18% today. — CBS News Poll
January 21, 2019
All of the tweets/articles/posts I’ve seen come online since the beginning of the year boil down how to have climate optimism to two ingredients – conversation and action.
January 3, 2019
If you ask your students what were the major scientific accomplishments in 2018, what would they say? Are they aware of what happened in the previous year, as well as the major concerns and challenges in the sciences?
January 1, 2019
This is my New Year’s resolution – I have to increase the themes of hope, optimism, action, and advocacy in my courses. I need every student to leave my courses feeling like they can do something that matters and makes a difference.
December 12, 2018
“AGUs Thriving Earth Exchange is when scientific knowledge and community wisdom come together, where scientists do not stand for people but stand along side them. This is new – this is a movement.”
When you look at the color, shading, label placement, etc., in ocean maps, think of Marie Tharp and her legacy in marine cartography and cartographic design work.
December 11, 2018
The United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development is a once in a career (once in a lifetime) opportunity. The decade will not be successful if we have 20,000 individual science papers – we need to think of the big picture, to define the core opportunities, and to deliver the results.