Monthly Archive: January 2011

Jan 30

Get Engaged! Great public science talks in Seattle

Calling all science fans (nerds, closet nerds, hipsters, etc.) living in the Seattle area…want to hear about some great cutting-edge science in an understandable way?  The University of Washington Engage Science speakers series features UW researchers talking about their work in an informal evening setting.  This year’s series kicks off on Wednesday, Feb. 2nd at …

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Jan 24

Scientific Characters

In a previous post I introduced the idea of telling stories within a scientific talk – using techniques such as plot, character development, climax, and resolution to make science (and scientists!) come alive. Today I want to highlight a recent example of a terrific scientist who also tells a great story.  A few months ago …

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