Monthly Archive: February 2014

Feb 28

Design or Doom

From http://edtech2.boisestate.edu/angelacovil/506/display.html

By Bailey O’Keath, Neuroscience student at Washington State University Vancouver The art of making science fashionable. The act of placing complex thoughts onto a large piece of paper. The not so simple task of making important scientific research easy to read and understand, all while making it interesting and getting your data seen. However you …

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Feb 19

Making an Abstract Physical

From talkinboutregeneration.wordpress.com/

By Nicole Smith, WSU Vancouver Neuroscience Student How many times have you opened a book to read the blurb on the inside jacket, or even skim through a few sentences or pages to see if it could hold your interest? An “abstract” is to scientific research articles as blurbs are to books. Science is an …

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Feb 11

Elevator Speeches: Going Up?

From debolina-raja-gupta.blogspot.com

By Teresa Straub, Neuroscience Student, Washington State University Vancouver Awkward silence looms over the formally set banquet table you’re sitting at. You nervously fidget with your hands, hoping to be blend into the background.  “And what brings you to this conference?” The keynote speaker, who is sitting at the same table as you, asks.  All …

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Feb 09

The Art of Newsworthiness

From blog.savesfbay.org

By Sarah Neveux, Neuroscience Student, Washington State University Vancouver “BIG NEWS!” Is that all it takes to make something worth a few minutes of your time? Would you open your CNN or BBC app if you got a notification saying “SUPER IMPORTANT NEWS!!”? Personally, I would need more than that. Especially if that “big news” …

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Feb 07

Judgment Call

From moose-bum.com

By Cameron Elde, Neuroscience Student, Washington State University Vancouver We are not born with an innate ability to tell right from wrong, nor stroll out of the womb speaking about inalienable truths. To know something we must either learn it ourselves or be taught by others. However, accepting other people at their word must be …

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Feb 04

My FameLab Speech

I’ve spent the last month or so writing about my experience in the San Francisco FameLab science communication competition. Now it’s time to show you the goods-NASA (the contest organizer) just released the contestant videos.  My intention was to entertain, with a bit of real science content (information) presented along the way. What do you …

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