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Five Ways to Locally Engage in Science Communication

Five Ways to Locally Engage in Science Communication

News Article by Liz Albertorio, MS and Volunteer Coordinator for the Rochester Museum and Science Center

“What is science communication?” or “where would I even start getting involved in science communication?” are probably questions you may have asked as you progress in exploring career interests. Today, more than ever, we as scientists, need to continually be engaged with our communities to foster trust and an understanding of the impact that science and technology has in our lives.  

Supporting Graduate Students

Supporting Graduate Students

News Article by Emily Weber, PhD graduate student

Graduate school is stressful. Whether it is executing experiments, attempting to analyze data, or preparing for that big presentation, the life of a graduate student can be filled with a never-ending to-do list. On top of that, students have many responsibilities outside of the lab to handle. The Microbiology and Immunology department has created and funded a program named Supporting Our Students (SOS) aimed to help provide their graduate students with opportunities to de-stress and gain life skills to help them in and outside of graduate school. 

Writing for Scientific American

Writing for Scientific American

News Article By Karl J. P. Smith, PhD Candidate

I spent last summer working on the 46th floor of the last building before the water on the southern tip of Manhattan. That’s the location of Scientific American’s offices, and I was there because I had received an American Academy for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Mass Media Science and Engineering Fellowship. I spent ten weeks away from lab as a science journalist in New York City, and I loved it. 

 

Discovering a Career Path on the Road to Drug Discovery

Discovering a Career Path on the Road to Drug Discovery

By Alan Wahl, PhD, Principal of Westwahl LLC and previous VP of Discovery at Ambrx Inc

In graduate school I remember coming across a quote taken from Tolkien and carved into the rocky shore of Lake Ontario somewhere near Webster NY: ‘All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost’. The past few decades in drug discovery, biotech and consulting have made me appreciate its significance. 

Lunch with NIH Director Dr. Collins

Lunch with NIH Director Dr. Collins

News Article by Sarah Latchney, PhD, and Solomon Abiola, PhD graduate student and MS

As part of his visit during UR’s Meliora Weekend, NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins requested to meet with students and post docs for lunch. Seventy-seven trainees applied and fifteen were selected. Attendees Dr. Sarah Latchney and Solomon Abiola share their insights.