Memory After Metamorphosis #ScicommSunday 2/17/19

A few days ago while scrolling on Facebook, I found a Reddit thread comparing their unknown future in life to how a caterpillar builds a cocoon not knowing it is going to become a butterfly. Of course in true Reddit fashion, someone comes along and drops a mind-blowing response that has readers questioning everything we … Continue reading Memory After Metamorphosis #ScicommSunday 2/17/19

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PhDepression Feature

In November of 2018, I was fortunate to be able to contribute to the PhDepression and share my story about mental health in graduate school. PhDepression is a collaborative community of people in academia who aim to increase visibility and awareness of mental health. Their website and Instagram profile provides resources/tips, highlights the stories of … Continue reading PhDepression Feature

Dueling models of Science Communication: PUS vs. PEST #ScicommSunday 11/11/18

This week’s SciComm Sunday, we’re talking about models of science communication, PUS and PEST. No, I’m not talking about unwanted bugs or gross fluid 😅. I’m talking about Public Understanding of Science (PUS) vs Public Engagement with Science and Technology (PEST). Under the older PUS model, (also known as the information deficit model), it was assumed … Continue reading Dueling models of Science Communication: PUS vs. PEST #ScicommSunday 11/11/18

How do you measure your scholarly/scientific impact? #ScicommSunday 11/5/18

How do you measure your scholarly/scientific impact? Today’s SciComm Sunday focuses on Altmetrics. Altmetrics, short for alternative metrics, is an impact indicator of scholarly research that takes into account social media activity. This type of metric can identify how a particular article is being engaged with online. For example, in the image above the article “The toxic … Continue reading How do you measure your scholarly/scientific impact? #ScicommSunday 11/5/18

Hurricanes of the #scicomm Network #ScicommSunday 10/28/18

Why does it look like several hurricanes are happening in that image? What does this massive cluster of data points have to do with science communication? A couple weeks back I introduced the concept of social media APIs, applications to analyze and retrieve data from social media sites. As an assignment for my social media class, … Continue reading Hurricanes of the #scicomm Network #ScicommSunday 10/28/18

Does the media affect the way you view science online? #ScicommSunday 10/14/18

Today’s post centers around the concept of media effects. Traditionally, it was thought that the media produced the same effect on everyone who viewed it, a theory called the “hypodermic needle” model (Katz & Lazarfeld, 1955). However, today we know that media effects are much more complex. Building off of the Uses & Gratifications model I … Continue reading Does the media affect the way you view science online? #ScicommSunday 10/14/18