Month: February 2015

Student Post: The balance between being right and being interesting

Ashley Mihle is a graduate student in the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences and the Evans School of Public Affairs and she analyzes potential roadblocks to creating a biofuels industry in Washington State, specifically how water, climate change, and

Student Post: Addressing Science Deniers: Communicating With Differing Worldviews

Kelly is a 5th year chemical engineering PhD student at the University of Washington. Her research focus is molecular simulation of reactions important for biofuel processing and adsorption of organic molecules on surfaces for coating agents in the aviation industry.

Student Post: Seeing results (like eating chocolate cake) feels great

Paige Northway studied lunar dust at the University of Colorado and followed her interest in space to become a graduate student in the Earth and Space Sciences department at the University of Washington. She is currently involved with the UW

Student Post: Walking the line between factual and boring

Kelsey Pullar is a second-year MPH student in Health Services who is interested in the connection between public health, the built environment, and transportation policy. For her practicum, she worked with the policy director of a statewide bicycling and active

Student Post: Speak to Your Audience, They Won’t Judge

Vinayak is 6th year Biochemistry PhD student. His research is focused on how human proteins recycle and repair cells. I know you’ve probably heard this one before, but let’s revisit it anyway. A 2014 survey from Chapman University polled Americans

Student Post: Nationwide Needed to Know Its Audience

Jennifer McCreight is a 5th year PhD student in the Department of Genome Sciences. When she’s not busy studying human evolution, she enjoys playing strategy games, getting lost in a good book, and cooking while pretending she’s on an episode

Student Post: Focusing on the Who instead of the What

John Fullmer is a 2nd-year PhD student in the Department of Earth and Space Sciences. His research investigates the modern formation of continental crust by volcanic activity. As scientists we’ve been molded to follow a strict pattern of thought. For