Month: February 2013

Student Post: A Cocktail Party With ‘The Others’

Kirsten Feifel is a PhD student in the School of Oceanography. Her work is on developing a new way to create historical records of harmful algal blooms using sediment cores. It really is an interesting challenge to try and communicate

Juliana Houghton: Are We (Noisily) Loving Whales to Death?

>Wed 3/6/13, 6:00 – 7:30pm The Pub at Town Hall $5; Free for UW Students. More Info Our local population of killer whales (Southern Resident community) are endangered and steps are being taken to understand how we can help their

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Sonia Singhal: Evolution Comes Alive

Tues 3/5/13, 6:00 – 7:30pm The Pub at Town Hall $5; Free for UW Students. More Info We often think of evolution as a process that occurred exclusively in the past, over millions of years. In reality, evolution is just

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Student Post: What Can You Say to “Hook” the Apathetic Teenager?

Juliana Houghton is a M.S. student at the University of Washington School of Aquatic & Fishery Sciences. She studies how boats affect the acoustic environment of killer whales. What can you say to “hook” the apathetic teenager? In seminar today,

Student Post: Some Secrets to the Success of Science Centers

Laura Newcomb is a PhD student in the department of biology at the University of Washington studying why, at the end of the summer, large patches of mussels disappear from our shores. She explores how possible culprits for this weakening,

Student Post: Adventures in Science Communication

Sara Bender is a PhD candidate in the School of Oceanography at the University of Washington. Her research focuses on the growth and success of microscopic marine organisms that live in miniature glass houses (Also Known As: Diatoms). While Sara’s

Student Post: Communicating Science in English

Derya Dilmen is a third year PhD student in Earth and Space Sciences at the University of Washington, where she studies tsunami computer modeling and mapping of tsunami effects. The hardest thing in my life has always been to explain myself to others.

Student Post: Engaging an Audience: Combating Bad Science Communication

Meg Smith is a PhD student in Earth & Space Sciences and Astrobiology at the University of Washington. She studies the atmosphere of Mars and the very early Earth. She is generally interested in helping to answer the question: what makes a planet habitable?

Student Post: Reflections From an Ex-theatre Geek

Adam Campbell is a PhD student in Earth and Space Sciences at the University of Washington.  He studies the ancient Snowball Earth and where life survived during its extreme past.  He enjoys plaid shirts and strong coffee. For me, last

Student Post: Overcoming the Public Speaking Butterflies

Erik Budsberg is working on a Masters at the University of Washington in the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences. His current work focuses on how a new generation of biofuels made from poplar and willow trees could affect the

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