Month: March 2014

Student Post: My Dent in Human Understanding

Jesse Macadangdang is a graduate student in Bioengineering at the University of Washington. He studies how to build a small piece of heart muscle in the lab that can be used to better understand heart disease in patients. One of

Elevator pitches: fresh, not canned

Preparing an elevator pitch (also known as an elevator speech) is a fundamental part of Engage training. The idea is that scientists should be able to provide a brief, “big picture” explanation of their research that can be understood by

1000 Word Challenge at the Burke Museum this Friday!

This Friday, our friends over at the University of Washington (UW) Forum on Science, Ethics and Policy (FOSEP) will host an amazing event known as the 1000 word challenge. UW graduate students will describe their research using only the 1000

Student Post: Reunited and it feels so good– Science and Art Together Again

Emily Davis is a graduate student in the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences at the University of Washington. She spends her summers tromping through central Idaho streams, investigating how they recover from wildfires. A recent NY Times interview with

Student Post: Science– hard to understand but even harder to explain, especially when it’s your science

Chelsea Kahn is a masters candidate at the School of Marine and Environmental Affairs at the University of Washington.  She studies climate change and science communication, looking specifically at newspaper coverage in South Asia. As a scientist, I know it’s