Hi all! I hope you found this week's guest interview useful. We had a fantastic chat with Dr. Diane Kelly, the self-professed "other penis lady" of UMass's faculty. Topics ranged from how to get paid as a science writer to the best way to communicate with a variety of audiences. Mostly, you all drove the interview by asking Dr. Kelly some great questions - it was great to see how engaged you all were with the conversation! Your homework over break is first and foremost to enjoy your break - take some time with friends or family, cuddle your pet, binge watch some Netflix shows. You deserve it.
In our next meeting, on 3/19, Dr. Skye Long will be joining us to discuss the role of visual media in science communication. This is the first week of a two-week unit I've added in which will focus on non-written and non-presentation based forms of communication. I'm very excited to be branching out like that and hope that it will be a useful addition to the class! Two classes from now we will be speaking with Dr. Colleen Hitchcock of Brandeis University, a regional expert in citizen science projects. For that class, you will need to read two papers, which I've provided here in case you would like to get a head start on them! Definitely let me know if you have any questions.