Volunteering as an Ally

Volunteering as an Ally

The word ‘ally’ has floated around social media for the last few weeks as non-Black people learn what they can do to fight racial injustice. I’m not the best person to explain the importance of anti-racist allies since I don’t personally experience racism, but I...

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Why Science Communication?

I come from a family of artists. My childhood was spent on movie sets, in the backstages of theaters, or watching oil paint strike a canvas. But, all these trades connect through storytelling, which is at the root of my passion for journalism. On a personal and global...

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Science is a Roadmap for Better Policy

I entered the University of Minnesota as a microbiology major with a passion for advocacy. I originally believed that these interests would remain separate, but I quickly reconsidered. Now more than ever, science needs advocates. The relationship between science and...

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Conveying the Stories of Science

Growing up, I loved sitting next to my dad every Sunday to watch the news program “60 Minutes.” My favorite stories focused on science and research. Even though I was only a kid, I understood the science in the stories and felt captivated by the research’s impact and...

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Bat Track: Mid-Process Review

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.

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A Designer’s Thoughts–Mikaela

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...

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An Alumni’s Perspective – MaiLei

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...

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An Alumni’s Perspective – Jacob

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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