Science communication and public engagement
Becoming a science blogger: creating, maintaining, and sharing science writing (17 May 2017)
Perhaps you’ve marched for science, talked to your congressional representatives, or explained the ...
Journalism for the engaged scientist, Part 3: The art of the interview (30 Nov 2016)
As a scientist and a soon-to-be citizen journalist, each story you craft has to be more than a series of
Risk Communication 101: An introduction by Namrata Sengupta (21 Sept 2016)
This week we have another collaborative post from guest blogger Namrata Sengupta. She’ll ...
Carl Sagan's The Demon Haunted World (10 Dec 2015)
Carl Sagan is a hero of science communication: his books and TV series provided a forum for people to learn about science, and he sought to make nebulous topics ....
Is all science interesting? Revisiting thoughts on the ‘philosophy’ part of a Ph.D. (1 March 2017)
Last week I attended a seminar about new advances in clinical trials for cancer treatments. The seminar
Journalism for the engaged scientist, Part 2: What is truth? (23 Nov 2016)
The term “post-truth” was recently named Oxford Dictionary’s 2016 word of the year. This was in part thanks to the political movements
From the archives: "The story of Lake Alice" (24 Aug 2016)
I’m taking a break from the blog both this and next week to focus on some other writing projects, but in the meantime I thought I’d delve into ...
Sharing your science this holiday season: How to answer the inevitable 'So, how's work?' question at holiday gatherings (2 Dec 2015)
Christmas season seems to be more
March for Science: Does political protest achieve science communication and outreach? (15 Feb 2017)
Every time I opened Google News last month, I hesitated with bated breath before scrolling down to the
Journalism for the engaged scientist, Part 1: What is journalism? (16 Nov 2016)
I have a bad habit of overextending myself. It’s a habit that rears its head in many ways, from reading
Rebel scientists: Changing the dialogue about what science is and who scientists are (10 Aug 2016)
I tend to get in trouble by our lab safety officer once every two weeks for not wearing a lab coat. I always
Notes from the field: How to act like a kid while thinking like a scientist
(25 Nov 2015)
Science communication blogs and social media accounts are easy to find these days, now that scientists
Journalism for the engaged scientist, Part 4: Becoming a citizen science journalist (7 Dec 2016)
I’m sure I’m not the only person who’s happy to see that 2016 is finally coming to a close. In a year ...
Risk Communication 201: How do we accurately communicate risk? (28 Sept 2016)
Last week we had a fantastic introduction into this week’s topic from our guest poster Namrata
What exactly is 'public engagement' and why should we engage the public? (11 May 2016)
A few weeks ago I attended a workshop on public engagement by Steve Cross at our University. While not knowing what to expect ...