Author: Erika Van Goethem

Next in the SWAC Science Communication Series: Inspiring Storytelling

Next in the SWAC Science Communication Series: Inspiring Storytelling

We are thrilled to welcome Robin Smith as our speaker for the Writing Workshop: Inspiring Storytelling as part of the SWAC Science Communication Certificate Series for 2018. Robin will speak on April 17th from 2:00 to 3:30 pm at Marsico Hall 2004. *Light refreshments will be served! Registration Link: http://tinyurl.com/ybn2npap As a reminder, you…

Next in the SWAC Science Communication Series: Worlds Collide with Science and Art with Amanda Graham

Next in the SWAC Science Communication Series: Worlds Collide with Science and Art with Amanda Graham

We are thrilled to welcome Amanda Graham as our speaker for the Worlds Collide with Science and Art Seminar as part of the SWAC Science Communication Certificate Series for 2018. Amanda will speak on April 11th from 2:00 to 3:30 pm at Bondurant 2030. Registeration: http://tinyurl.com/ycudf9dr *Light refreshments will be served! As a reminder, you…

Next in the SWAC Science Communication Series: Science and Editing with Dr. Lakshmi Goyal

Next in the SWAC Science Communication Series: Science and Editing with Dr. Lakshmi Goyal

We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Lakshmi Goyal as our speaker for the Careers in Science Editing Seminar as part of the SWAC Science Communication Certificate Series for 2018. Lakshmi will speak on March 20th from 3:00 to 4:30 pm at MacNider Hall Room 21. Registeration: http://tinyurl.com/yaf94pm2 *Light refreshments will be served! As…

SWAC Science Communication Certificate Series: Keynote with Dr. Mónica Feliu-Mojer

SWAC Science Communication Certificate Series: Keynote with Dr. Mónica Feliu-Mojer

  We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Mónica Feliu-Mojer as our SWAC Science Communication Certificate Series Keynote Speaker for 2018. Mónica will speak at the Diversity in STEM Conference on March 23rd from 11:00 to 11:50 am at the Sonja Haynes Stone Center. The conference runs…

Space Travel is Possible with the Sound of Light

Space Travel is Possible with the Sound of Light

Technology moguls dream of human colonies on other planets. For this dream to become reality, science needs to develop new spacecraft capable of transporting people and cargo to the outer reaches of our galaxy. Another challenge is how to find a route to these other…

Science and Ethics

Science and Ethics

So let’s say, hypothetically, that your lab receives blood samples from a group of individuals to study genetic links with diabetes.  However, these samples would also provide important insights into other diseases.  But the researchers did not get consent from the blood samples donors for…

Talking Science with Grandma: How to Communicate Science to the Public

Talking Science with Grandma: How to Communicate Science to the Public

Before we know it, it will be summer.  That means sunny days, flowers, barbecues, beach trips, and family reunions.  With family reunions comes having to explain to every cousin, aunt, uncle, and grandparent what it is that you actually do while you’re conducting research. At…

Is Your Impostor Syndrome Showing?

Is Your Impostor Syndrome Showing?

I was sitting at my kitchen table with a scattered mess of textbooks and notes studying for my first graduate school final.  The white board was filled with incoherent scribbles of chemical structures and electron arrows.  I had hit a wall, and all the thoughts…

A Ph.D in Anxiety

A Ph.D in Anxiety

I’m standing in front of a long conference table, rubbing my clammy palms on my blazer. My committee is discussing my transcripts and research progress.  One professor is questioning the importance of my project, someone is whispering that I have no idea how the laser…