This is my favorite piece that I’ve written for Live Science. Hint: it’s not a layer of liquid water! Why Is Ice Slippery?
This past weekend, I took a Science Writing workshop from the team at the wonderful Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI), including an awesome seminar from freelance science writer Katherine Kornei. Here are a few things I learned. Decide your audience Have a goal (or a few!) Break your goal into messages Distill your messagesContinue reading “A Message”
Like this post, this writing also comes from an exercise I did at a science communication seminar with Katherine Kornei. We were given resources pertaining to this study, which found that mice who are deaf at birth make the same vocalizations as mice who hear from birth. This means that in mice, unlike in humans, theContinue reading “Exercise: Writing about others’ research”
At a science communication seminar at OMSI on April 21st, I participated in several science writing exercises with science writer Katherine Kornei. This assignment was to write an article about our research with a particular publication in mind. This piece was written for Wired. Audience [Wired] Headline (an attention-grabbing statement): Bounce at Will Subhead (expands onContinue reading “Exercise: Writing about your research”
I attended SciTalk 2018 this year in Portland, Oregon. It was a lot of fun! I learned a great deal from the experts and professionals who shared their knowledge and wisdom! I attended a workshop run by Abby Olena that included a discussion on best practices when being interviewed. I volunteered to be the firstContinue reading “Me as an interviewee”