Post by Lindsay Martinez
For this design, I intended to display a key research question of my master’s degree in a simplified sketch for the general public.
I often have difficulty explaining my research to those outside of the science field and breaking it down for anyone to understand. I hoped a few sketches could more easily explain the basis of my research in order to engage those outside of academia and open up the conversation for further discussion.
Post by Alexis Lester
This is the first image I created for this class, and it remains my favorite. I wanted to make a stand alone image that people could read and understand, without a science background and without me standing next to them and defining every single image and term.
Author: Melanie Torres, PhD candidate studying amphibians
If you couldn't tell, I love puns. Especially science puns! Considering this round of featured scientists work with soil profiles, plant research, and how invasive species impact forests and water consumption, it would be an insilt to not write some unbeleafably terrible puns. I hope you can all photosympathize with me ... :)
All joking aside, the next three aspiring science communicators are partaking in some fantastic research. Chelsea Duball is a soil scientist studying how ecological communities instigate soil development, whereas Dan Beverly is focusing on the consumption habits of upland plants. Meanwhile, Heather Speckman researches the impacts of the invasive bark beetle on water flow regimes. Definitely take a listen, and feel free to comment!
Introduction recorded and produced by Daniel Beverly
Introduction recorded and produced by Chelsea Duball
Introduction recorded and produced by Michelle Mason
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