Tag Archives: science communication

Point Break: My experiment with dropping PowerPoint in a large lecture course

This post is by MSU Associate Professor Chris Waters. A Change is necessary I am the course administrator and sole instructor for the junior/senior level course “MMG 431:Microbial Genetics” of about 150 students at Michigan State University. Entering my seventh … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: Explain it to me like I'm a four-year-old.

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by University of Washington graduate student Sonia Singhal. How do you know that you understand a scientific concept? When you can explain it to a four-year-old. While this is not a … Continue reading

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Sharing your passion for science with the world through reddit: Interview with Unidan

Reposted from MSU graduate student Randal Olson’s blog. For the third and final interview in this series of posts about science outreach on reddit, I’m interviewing a “reddit celebrity” who became famous for sharing his passion for science with the rest of the … Continue reading

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Answering people’s pressing science questions on reddit: Interview with Tobias Landberg

Reposted from MSU graduate student Randal Olson’s blog. This post is the second in a series of posts where I am interviewing scientists who do science outreach to the public on reddit. My goal here is to discuss these scientist’s experiences to give … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: Professional Scientist, Amateur Ambassador

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work post is by MSU graduate student Rosangela Canino-Koning.  “You study evolution? Oh, I don’t believe in that.” Virtually every new graduate student has experienced that flash of panic when confronted by a well-meaning relative, … Continue reading

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