Category: Science Communication

Berkeley Science Review: Coming to a corner near you

The Berkeley Science Review is a print and online publication that communicates groundbreaking scientific research done at UC Berkeley to a wide audience. The magazine, which is run wholly by volunteer graduate students, covers a broad range of scientific topics, from astrobiology to artificial intelligence. Although most of the publication’s contributors are graduate students in STEM

Who asks questions at conferences? It depends on the gender of the speaker

While attending conferences this summer, I learned a lot about biology, but I also learned something about biologists. Presentations at these conferences follow a consistent format, with the researcher presenting PowerPoint slides describing their newest findings and the research’s significance. The speaker customarily concludes by acknowledging collaborators and funding sources, and a polite round of

Ring the Alarms – Mobile Phones to Manage Emergencies

My mother recently planned a two-week photography adventure vacation to Kenya for the Great Migration—a vast yearly movement of wildebeests, gazelles, and other mammals from Tanzania to Kenya—starting five days before the unsettling presidential election. With images of violence that followed Kenya’s last election, I asked my mother if she could cancel her trip. “No