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Science Behind the Dance – Autobiography by Wayne McGregor

Science Behind the Dance – Autobiography by Wayne McGregor

Auto-Bio-Graphy = Self-Life-Writing or how your body and life look as told through choreography.  This is what Wayne McGregor imagined as he began working on Autobiography with the McGregor Company Dancers.  The Science Writing and Communication club (SWAC) and Carolina Performing Arts recently sat down with the…

Lacking Nobel-ity

Lacking Nobel-ity

Do you want to learn about how the material of pants affects the sex life of rats?  Or about the different personalities of rocks? How about someone who invented prosthetic limbs to mimic the movement of goats? These are only a few examples of hilarious…

Perseid Meteor to Light Up Night Sky

Perseid Meteor to Light Up Night Sky

The Perseids are here! This annual meteor shower is one of the best and brightest, but this year it’s predicted to be even more spectacular. So, if you’re in a dark place tonight, look up. You may see a 4.5-billion-year-old remnant from the solar system burn…

SCS #6: Series Finale on Science Communication with Joe Palca, PhD, National Public Radio (NPR) Science Correspondent

SCS #6: Series Finale on Science Communication with Joe Palca, PhD, National Public Radio (NPR) Science Correspondent

Description: Series finale on science writing and communications from a nationally recognized science communications expert.  Register at: http://tinyurl.com/hbp8lgj

SCS #6: Series Finale on Science Communication with Joe Palca, PhD, National Public Radio (NPR) Science Correspondent

SCS #6: Series Finale on Science Communication with Joe Palca, PhD, National Public Radio (NPR) Science Correspondent

Description: Series finale on science writing and communications from a nationally recognized science communications expert.  Register at: http://tinyurl.com/hbp8lgj

SCS #5 A/B: Intro to Science Blogging and Social Media with Abby Olena (and others!)

SCS #5 A/B: Intro to Science Blogging and Social Media with Abby Olena (and others!)

This session takes place two different dates (April 21st and May 3rd) from 5:30-7:30 PM. Participants must attend both sessions to earn credit.  Description for Session 5a: Participants will learn the power of good science storytelling, examine different types of blogs, learn about best blogging practices,…

SCS #5 A/B: Intro to Science Blogging and Social Media with Abby Olena (and others!)

SCS #5 A/B: Intro to Science Blogging and Social Media with Abby Olena (and others!)

This session takes place two different dates (April 21st and May 3rd) from 5:30-7:30 PM. Participants must attend both sessions to earn credit.  Description for Session 5a: Participants will learn the power of good science storytelling, examine different types of blogs, learn about best blogging practices,…

SCS #4: Ethics in Science Writing and Communication with Kiran Bhardwaj, M.A.

SCS #4: Ethics in Science Writing and Communication with Kiran Bhardwaj, M.A.

Description: How to navigate issues of content, plagiarism, narrative, and bias when writing and reading science publications.  Snacks will be provided. Register at: http://tinyurl.com/z5dql2w

SCS #4: Ethics in Science Writing and Communication with Kiran Bhardwaj, M.A.

SCS #4: Ethics in Science Writing and Communication with Kiran Bhardwaj, M.A.

Description: How to navigate issues of content, plagiarism, narrative, and bias when writing and reading science publications.  Snacks will be provided. Register at: http://tinyurl.com/z5dql2w

SCS #3: Editing and Evaluating Scientific Publications with Fenella Saunders, M.A., Managing Editor at American Scientific

SCS #3: Editing and Evaluating Scientific Publications with Fenella Saunders, M.A., Managing Editor at American Scientific

Description: What makes a good story? How do you find reliable sources? How do you find a position at a scientific publication?  Activity: Critiquing story pitches, evaluating articles, how to edit a science-based article. Register at: http://tinyurl.com/zwnq6gs