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Improve your elevator pitch with improvisation

Last month SPEaC held the first of our new quarterly series of workshops: “Improvisation for Scientists.” The goal of the workshop series is to help graduate students and postdocs improve their communication skills through improv-style games and activities. 669 more words


The (but I'm Not a) Crackpot Style Guide

Ok, ok, I believe you. You’re not a crackpot. You’re just an outsider, one with a brilliant new idea that would overturn the accepted paradigms of physics, if only someone would just listen. 910 more words

Science Communication

Messing about in boats

I realise that this is the second eulogy that I have posted on the blog in the last couple of months (which is all the more striking due to the low frequency of posts), but there was one passing recently that I simply have to mark.  591 more words


Senate Committee Passes its Own Version of COMPETES

Policymakers approved a new version of a beleaguered science policy bill aimed at increasing the nation’s competitiveness in science and technology.

The American Innovation and Competitiveness Act… 685 more words

Public Policy

Want to be a science writer?

Ashleigh Young and Rebecca Priestley are teaching CREW352: Creative Science Writing at the International Institute of Modern Letters again this year. Past students have included undergraduate science and humanities students, experienced writers and journalists, environmental advocates and practising scientists. 147 more words


Pint of Science Nottingham 2016

On the 23rd May 2016 Pint of Science went live in Nottingham for the first time! Pint of Science is an international science festival that takes place in pubs across multiple countries every May since its launch in 2013. 935 more words

Science Communication

The Human Aspect: conservation and development

In summer of 2014, I helped out at a friend’s conservation project, based in the rural areas within and around Bulawayo, in Zimbabwe. The project is called Children and Nature Conservation Zimbabwe Trust (CNCZ). 1,034 more words