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30 October 2017
Animal poop holds many secrets. Our own JoAnna Wendel shares a comic, and the process behind the creation of the comic, about researchers’ work to identify past wet and dry periods using bat guano.
By Kate Goggin. This post was originally published by the Center for Plain Language. I love helping scientists translate tech talk into plain language. Often the editing process goes smoothly, but sometimes, they have reservations. The fears I hear most often involve dumbing down the information, or, oversimplifying it. “Those are common complaints,” says Dr. Lisa DiPinto, Senior Scientist at the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, and one of my …
24 October 2017
By Shane M Hanlon The Story Collider is excited to be hosting a storytelling event at AGU’s Fall Meeting in New Orleans on the night of Thursday, 14 December, as part of AGU’s Sharing Science programming at the meeting. We’re seeking true stories about your personal experiences about Earth and space science, especially those related to New Orleans and Louisiana, to be included in the show. These must be science …
16 October 2017
By Shane M Hanlon One of the most important things to think about when reaching out, especially through means such as social or classic media, or writing letters to media outlets or journals, is that these mediums are public. What you say will be able to be seen by a wide audience and will be available to reference forever. This can be viewed as a barrier to prevent scientists from …
9 October 2017
This week is the perfect time to start/expand your scicomm & outreach adventure!
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.
15 September 2017
A group of student scientists went to meet with their congressional member. This is what happened.
5 September 2017
What’s the class you’ve always wanted to take/teach? Let us know via #scidreamclass!
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 …