7 Qualities of a Respectful SciComm Community

This was originally a guest blog I wrote for shareyoursci.com. They're a great site for science communication resources, so you should go check them out! The theme for the 2019 Science Talk Conference in Portland, Oregon, was ‘Community’, a fitting topic considering how quickly the field of science communication is growing and evolving. Science communicators engage with … Continue reading 7 Qualities of a Respectful SciComm Community

How Can We Overcome SciComm Misconceptions?

What makes someone a science communicator? A science degree? Journalism credentials? A lab coat and penchant for cheesy science humor? How can we make room for diverse voices and backgrounds to participate in scicomm and feel a part of the scicomm community? This community has grown exponentially over the last several years, helping reinforce the … Continue reading How Can We Overcome SciComm Misconceptions?

Four Things Every Science Communicator Dreads about Conference Posters (and how to avoid the things!)

I’ve created a list of five things to avoid when making a conference poster, and what you can do instead. This isn’t an exhaustive list of pointers for designing a good poster—there are plenty of sites out there with that kind of information. This list is more about hacking away at the wretched habits of generations of boring posters, and moving into an era free from (okay, at least less dominated by) columns and boxes.