Monthly Archive: January 2016

Jan 30

Explaining Art to a Scientist

Velo-24 Kindra and sculpture

When a non-scientist walks into a scientific talk, they often wonder if the science will make any sense to them. Will I learn something? Will it be interesting? As a scientist firmly entrenched in my left cerebral hemisphere (yes, I know it’s not that simple!), I often have the same reaction to visual art. Will …

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Jan 26

Presenting with PowerPoint – does it take a PhD?


Raise your hand – who’s given a presentation that included PowerPoint slides? Who’s sat through a slide presentation, only to wish they had those 20 minutes (or 60 minutes) of their life back? Obviously I can’t see your hands up, but I bet you’ve had at least one of these experiences. Microsoft PowerPoint has become …

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Jan 21

More from Dr. Universe!

Happy New Year everyone!  I know, I’m a few weeks late, but based on my last post date I clearly took the holidays off. My science communication expertise is focused on adult education, but my new friend Dr. Universe likes to talk to kids!  She’s a scientifically-curious cat who previously served as a guest blogger …

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