Megan Smith

Graphic Design Intern

Megan is a senior Graphic Design student from Omaha, Nebraska. She’s worked at the Science Communications Lab as a Graphic Design Intern since January of 2017. She’s also involved in The Wake (the campus magazine) as a graphic designer, the CDes mentorship program, Bohemian Press (the University’s printing club), and GDSA (Graphic Design Student Association).

Her interest areas in her major include experience design, art direction, print design, photography, and illustration. She hopes to one day own her own firm (or if that doesn’t pan out, her own bookstore).  

See more of her work here.

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...

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.

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...

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...

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...

An Introduction

An Introduction

Designing Science By Megan Smith As a designer, you’re often asked to use your skills on just about anything. Design is everywhere - it’s in the Instagram posts from your favorite clothing store, the packaging design of your favorite frozen aisle item, the signage...

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