Hashtag SciComm: How Social Media Platforms Are Shaping the Future of Science

By Efraín E. Rivera-Serrano 0000-0003-1823-8642 Early in school, we are introduced to the scientific method as a stepwise process of experimentation used to answer questions that have not been previously answered. Beyond the self-evident goal

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How To Get The Most Out Of A Scientific Conference

0000-0003-1823-8642   On July 21, 2018, Joshua Hall (@jdhallphd), Director of @UNCPREP @UNC School of Medicine and creator and host of the @hellophd podcast, posed a question for Science Twitter that generated a thread worth

Running Laboratory Meetings

0000-0003-1823-8642 When I started my research group, I realized that I had to have lab meetings and that there were many approaches to these gatherings. One of the first things to arrange is the schedule.

Top 10 Reasons to Engage In Science Twitter

0000-0003-1823-8642   More and more scientists are finally using Twitter. For many people, Twitter has become the primary place to catch breaking news, follow hot trends, make new friends, and establish business contacts. Mike “Dr.

If the Script for “Avengers: Infinity War” Was Peer-Reviewed

0000-0003-1823-8642 Warning: this article contains spoilers for the movie. What if movie scripts were subjected to the same peer-review process as a scientific manuscript? Peer-review for a scientific paper involves a journal editor sending your

Revising Your First Scientific Manuscript

0000-0003-1823-8642   By Michael Hsieh   “Dear Author”. That email salutation, and minor variations, still gives me a jolt of adrenaline and trepidation. I’ve been publishing scientific papers for almost three decades, but I frantically

Five Kinds of STEM-themed Nonfiction Books for Kids

0000-0003-1823-8642 By Melissa Stewart It’s a great time for children’s nonfiction! In recent years, these books have undergone exciting and dramatic changes, evolving into five distinct categories. Who can benefit from understanding the characteristics of

Keeping Curious Kids Engaged in STEM

0000-0002-8715-28960000-0003-1823-8642   By Melissa Stewart Young children are naturally curious. They spend their days exploring the world, and they’re constantly asking, “Why?” But sadly, many primary-grade students who are enthusiastic about science, technology, engineering, and math

If the Script for “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” Was Peer-Reviewed

0000-0002-8715-28960000-0003-1823-8642   In celebration of the home release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, I thought it would be interesting to portray how the movie would be critiqued if subjected to the scientific peer-review process.

A Brief Guide To Writing Your First Scientific Manuscript

0000-0002-8715-28960000-0003-1823-8642   I’ve had the privilege of writing a few manuscripts in my research career to date, and helping trainees write them. It’s hard work, but planning and organization helps. Here’s some thoughts on how to approach writing