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WHAT IS IT ABOUT THIS SOIL THAT PROTECTS PLANTS FROM DEVASTATING DISEASE?

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 … Continue reading WHAT IS IT ABOUT THIS SOIL THAT PROTECTS PLANTS FROM DEVASTATING DISEASE?

ComSciCon-Triangle 2016-DAY ONE

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 … Continue reading ComSciCon-Triangle 2016-DAY ONE

On Critical Thinking

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 … Continue reading On Critical Thinking

Final Genes to Genomes Post: Clarity Within the Complexity of Human Breast Cancer

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, … Continue reading Final Genes to Genomes Post: Clarity Within the Complexity of Human Breast Cancer