The Science Communication Lab is a team of student writers and designers sharing science stories from research labs across the University of Minnesota. Our members come from graphic design, engineering, biology, strategic communications, just to name a few. We help researchers turn science into stories through infographics, animated videos, press releases, and research profiles.

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Bat Track: Mid-Process Review

In May, we met with Christine Salomon, a University of Minnesota scientist working on White Nose Syndrom, a fungal infection that affects Little Brown Bats. The draft you are reading now is the result of three months of hard work–writing, editing, collaborating, and revising. Here is a little overview of how we got here and some insight into the decisions we made.

A Designer’s Thoughts–Mikaela

By Mikaela Armstrong I’m a senior, graduating in May and have worked in the Science Communications Lab (SCL) at the BioTechnology Institute for the past three semesters. When I began my major in design I quickly learned that...

An Alumni’s Perspective – MaiLei

Lessons from the Lab: One Year with the SciCom Writing Team By MaiLei Meyers After returning from a semester off in the fall of 2017, I was eager to jump into work more related to my double majors in Strategic Communications and Film. Little did I know, I would...

An Alumni’s Perspective – Jacob

An Alumni's Perspective Jacob Pechacek Working as an intern at the Biotechnology Institute’s Science Communications Lab was a great experience. My work focused on developing an animation describing how diet and eating habits impact microbiota in the colon. At the...

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