Category Archives: Overcoming Barriers to Communicating Science

New Student Group Meets: Women in Earth and Mineral Sciences (WEMS)

The newly formed undergraduate EMS student group held a faculty panel discussion on October 29.┬áVictoria Sanchez, Yvette Richardson, Melissa Gervais, Kate Freeman and I were asked to provide “a piece of advice on being a woman in science.” We learned … Continue reading

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TICK…TOCK: GRUNDY HAVEN 2012-13

The deadline for the Grundy Haven Paper Competition is only 23 days away (midnight of FEBRUARY 15, 2012). Many of you have come to see me to discuss your papers. It’s still not too late to get started, but time … Continue reading

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Scientific Illiteracy: Bridges Needed

Who is your favorite science author? Better yet, can you think of any? We don’t know a lot of science authors because many scientists are unable to communicate effectively. By now, it is clear that communication barriers between scientists… Continue reading

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