Scientists of North Carolina is a project started by UNC PhD student, Katie Stember, with the goal of humanizing scientists. Each week this page features one scientist who lives and works in North Carolina to provide a glimpse into their lives. These posts are styled after those of Humans of New York and focus on … More Scientists of North Carolina
Originally posted at Ensia. I had the opportunity to work through a piece I wrote for ComSciCon for publication with Ensia. Through their mentor program, I got guidance from environmental journalist, Hillary Rosner, as I worked through the story. The story is on disease-suppressive soil: What is it about this soil that protects plants from … More WHAT IS IT ABOUT THIS SOIL THAT PROTECTS PLANTS FROM DEVASTATING DISEASE?
The second day of ComSciCon-Triangle was on Saturday, May 21 back in the Frontier at Research Triangle Park. For a summary of the first day of the workshop, feel free to read my post from last week. My day started with picking up our keynote speaker, Joe Palca, and his intern, Maddie Sofia, to bring … More ComSciCon-Triangle: DAY TWO
ComSciCon has returned to the Research Triangle! I’m excited to be able to return to the local workshop as an organizer this year, working with a great group of previous ComSciCon participants eager to give more graduate students the experience.’ I wrote about the first ComSciCon-Triangle last year, but briefly, ComSciCon is a science communication workshop … More ComSciCon-Triangle 2016-DAY ONE
When I was looking at graduate programs three years ago as a prospective student, I spent a good amount of time scouring each department’s website to learn all I could about what it would be like to be a student in each program: who are the faculty members? what type of research is going on … More The Dreaded Oral Exam
When was the last time you thought about critical thinking? I know as a graduate student, I strive to think critically about my work and that of others, but I don’t often take the time to think about what “critical thinking” actually means. Thinking about the qualities of critical thinking is how Phil Edwards, an … More On Critical Thinking
Happy New Year! Check out my final post as a GSA science writing intern on a recent study on the genetics of breast cancer. I have really enjoyed my time as an intern with GSA, and I hope to use the writing skills that I have developed to write more posts of my own here, … More Final Genes to Genomes Post: Clarity Within the Complexity of Human Breast Cancer