Category Archives: Outreach

September 2018 Social Media Collection: Science Communication

Science communication is relevant for all professionals nowadays. Educating citizenry is essential to understand the role of science in people’s lives. Likewise, improving your communication skills can help you tremendously towards the next steps in your career either in academia or industry. Sharing our research effectively can reduce the gap of uncertainty that we scientists often have with non-expert audiences. The following posts will teach you how to be an effective communicator by learning science communication tips and reading successful stories.


Post #1: How to improve your communication skills in science


Post #2:  how to explain your science in different situations 


Post #3: How can you get noticed in your early career? (for students) 


Post #4: Why is necessary to have effective science communication to the non-expert? The story of Elizabeth Bass


Post #5: Could baby’s first bacteria take root before birth? A controversial science topic explained for all audiences. 


Post #6: 11 tips for communicating science to the public.


Post #7: Podcast. Alan Alda’s experiment: helping scientists learn to talk to the rest of us.


Post #8: 14 current hot science topics and an effective way to describe their importance to the non-expert.


Miguel Zarate, PhD is a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. His research focuses on the interactions between the fetal immune system and nutrient metabolism in inflammatory challenge and intra-uterine growth restriction models in sheep, mice, and humans.