SciComm Blog

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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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 syndrome, 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 an 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 there is a lot of pressure to find...

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