Science Communication

Science communication shouldn’t just be aimed at the general public

I recently attended a large synthetic biology conference. Pam Ronald, a renowned plant pathologist who is also known for being outspoken about genetic engineering gave one of the keynote addresses. As one of the few people from a plant biology background in the room, what happened afterwards surprised me. Dr. Ronald’s talk focused on the…

Science denialism is a bipartisan issue

Many people, especially scientists, seem to assume that science denialism is a republican problem. In addition to being untrue, this assumption can be counterproductive.

Every scientist should write for The Conversation

The Conversation is a non-profit organization that helps academics write news articles. Writing about your research for The Conversation is a no-brainer. It’s relatively easy to do, helps non-scientists appreciate your research, and brings your publications to the attention of other scientists.

Types of science communication jobs – and how to prepare for them

This post will explain the types of science communication careers out there and how to prepare yourself for them. Scroll to the bottom for a table comparing different scicomm careers on the basis of job security, compensation, competition, and potential for working remote.

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