The Superficial Guide to Your First Conference
Conference Rundowns / Science and Communication

The Superficial Guide to Your First Conference

Before attending your first scientific conference, you’ll get a lot of feedback.  Most of that commentary is about science, fittingly enough.  “Be prepared to see at least 17 big wigs in your audience,” your advisor warns.  “That graph is kinda nonsense,” your grad student practice audience frowns.  “Will green and blue make it tough for … Continue reading

Top 5 Things I Learned at the 2015 State Energy Conference
Conference Rundowns / Energy / News

Top 5 Things I Learned at the 2015 State Energy Conference

This past week, I attended the State Energy Conference in Raleigh, NC. Not your typical scientific conference, but I would suggest looking for more of these types of events to all graduate students. Look for something that’s related to your field but is not catered solely to the academic community. It will really broaden your … Continue reading

Is the “Ivory Tower” Actually a Barrier Against Conservation?
Conference Rundowns / Marine Preservation / Science and Communication

Is the “Ivory Tower” Actually a Barrier Against Conservation?

I recently returned from the 2014 International Marine Conservation Congress (in Scotland, which was pretty awesome) where I heard some great marine conservation presentations and met many interesting marine scientists/conservationists. Above all, I was inspired by the themes that were repeated throughout the week, calling on us as scientists to make marine science matter.   … Continue reading

Science Communication Errwhere! The Top 5 Things I Learned at ComSciCon 2014
Conference Rundowns / Policy / Science / Science and Communication / Top 5

Science Communication Errwhere! The Top 5 Things I Learned at ComSciCon 2014

This past week, I was lucky enough to attend ComSciCon 2014 in Boston. ComSciCon stands for the “Communicating Science Conference” and is basically a workshop run by graduate students, for graduate students, so we can get together, share ideas, and ultimately become better science communicators. The workshop was a whirlwind of panel discussions, writing sessions, 1 … Continue reading