Non-Academics and Academics Agree on Writing Techniques

Hello all! I took a hiatus from data processing last quarter to focus on a wonderful teaching opportunity. Now that it is summer, I'm back in my office and cranking away at this project. Here are my newest results: Next, I plan to dive deeper into statistical analysis with a conditional ordered logit model. This… Continue reading Non-Academics and Academics Agree on Writing Techniques

Watch my Skype A Scientist LIVE session

I just had a blast on my Skype A Scientist Live session today! We chatted all about about mud, mangroves, sea-level, and how humans interact with coastlines (for better or worse). I answered your questions and showed some cool props from the field. If you weren't able to join me live, or just want to… Continue reading Watch my Skype A Scientist LIVE session

Sneak Peak at Science-Writing Intervention Results!

All of the blind reviews are in and results look good! Here, I'm showing how student-writing scores changed from before taking the class to after taking the class. By comparing the average change in score from the control group with the intervention group, we can see that students who went through the intervention improved more… Continue reading Sneak Peak at Science-Writing Intervention Results!

It Takes a Village to Train a Student

You know that old saying it takes a village to raise a child? My science-writing project has taken me on a crash course in student rearing, and let me tell you, it takes a village. There is a reason why most science students don’t receive formal writing training from their home department… it’s hard. It… Continue reading It Takes a Village to Train a Student

Just Launched: My Science Writing Project!

If you've followed my previous posts, you know that I have been working on developing and implementing a Science Writing Intervention in undergraduate science courses. My ultimate goal is to empower science students with communications skills to help them succeed in their early careers. I successfully implemented the intervention last academic quarter, and I am now moving on to… Continue reading Just Launched: My Science Writing Project!

Teaching Climate Science Using a Local Phenomenon: Harmful Algal Blooms

Climate science is inherently interdisciplinary and complex. Physical processes at a molecular level cascade upward to drive global-scale events. Decisions at a local level impact the health of the global population. How can we effectively teach a topic as complicated as climate science to middle-school students? We did by focusing on a local phenomenon that… Continue reading Teaching Climate Science Using a Local Phenomenon: Harmful Algal Blooms