A Science Communication Intervention: Sentence Structure

I am currently intervening in an undergraduate-level science course. Along with the basic science, students will learn how to communicate their ideas and perspectives effectively. Here's what we are discussing this week: Sentence Structure. “Short sentences aren’t hard to make. The difficulty is forcing yourself to keep them short.   There are innumerable ways to … Continue reading A Science Communication Intervention: Sentence Structure

A Science Communication Intervention: Overview and Motivation

I am currently intervening in an undergraduate-level science course. Along with the basic science, students will learn how to communicate their ideas and perspectives effectively. This week, we are discussing the motivation and overview. Motivation: You are here to earn a degree, to better yourself and your chances of getting a good job that you … Continue reading A Science Communication Intervention: Overview and Motivation

A Science Communication Intervention: The Journey Begins

Classes start back next week, and I am ecstatic to serve as the teaching assistant for Marine Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Not only is this class one of the special few that teach real-world skills to undergraduates (GIS is a widely-used mapping software), I will test the effectiveness of my brand new science communication intervention … Continue reading A Science Communication Intervention: The Journey Begins

Making My Way From Mountains To Mud: Part 3

We teach school children that science is inaccessible and scientists are socially inept. Crazy scientists hide behind lab benches. They are disguised beneath white coats and thick glasses. Their hair is disheveled, their motivations shady, their sentences long and entangled in complexity. I wasn’t impressed with this type of science. My journey into science wasn’t … Continue reading Making My Way From Mountains To Mud: Part 3