Understanding the Art of Science Communication

Science communication experts share tips on getting the most out of your communications plan. "Your work no longer speaks for itself. The world speaks for and of your work," warns Sree Sreenivasan. It is sobering news for any scientist or researcher who's seen their work misrepresented in the media or by decision-makers. Sreenivasan is an … Continue reading Understanding the Art of Science Communication

2020 Missouri Legislative Session: STEMM Recap

While the 2020 Missouri legislative session was anything but normal, several pieces of legislation were introduced, amended, and passed related to science, technology, engineering, math, and medicine (STEMM). Particularly, legislators were forced to confront the COVID-19 pandemic and work with public health experts to support communities during the outbreak and practice safety measures at the … Continue reading 2020 Missouri Legislative Session: STEMM Recap

Food, rock shows, and great people – What life is like for young professionals living in Central Missouri

COLUMBIA, MO (May 15, 2020) - The idea of moving to another city or state can be frightening for some students. Two University of Missouri graduate students gave their perspective as to what it is like to live in Central Missouri.  Frank Johnson II, a Kansas City native earned a bachelor’s degree in environmental sciences … Continue reading Food, rock shows, and great people – What life is like for young professionals living in Central Missouri

Using ‘science notes’ to share timely, relevant science with policymakers

Policy briefs, memos, white papers, leave-behinds, 1-pagers.. all of these terms refer to specific ways to communicate written information in policy settings. However, when we set out to identify the best way to communicate science to state policymakers, traditional written outputs seemed to fall short in meeting our goals. Based on feedback from policymakers, we … Continue reading Using ‘science notes’ to share timely, relevant science with policymakers

Scientists Adjusting to Quarantine Life

Dan EnglishMSGH. Local Science Engagement Network Coordinator http://www.danieljenglish.com Lab assistant, Zeus is new to scientific research. He's working to better understand the effects of social isolation on the human psyche. He's also a very good boy. There have been significant changes for scientific research in Missouri in the last few weeks. The COVID-19 pandemic is … Continue reading Scientists Adjusting to Quarantine Life