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”
Read more in my article on LiveScience.com!
(Note: I initially wrote this piece for a workshop at ComSciCon-PNW 2017) In January of 2017, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published a much more frightening Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report than usual: a woman in Nevada had perished from a bacterial infection that no antibiotic in America could fight. Doctors administeredContinue reading “Blood of Komodo dragons could provide antibiotic alternative”