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SciXchanging How We Communicate

Kevin Bird - July 10th, 2015

We couldn’t make it more than ten feet without stopping. Every few minutes I’d huddle over a small wildflower and start rattling off its taxonomy and any “fun” facts I […]

Two Semesters of SciXchange Later

Michael Sojka - July 10th, 2015

It’s weird to think that I’m writing a blog reflecting on my past two semesters in SciXchange. I can remember receiving the email that assigned me to my lab and trying […]

Scientist communicating research performed in Obregon, Mexico at the Borlaug100 events in April of 2014.

The Resocialization of Scientists: My Experience in SciXchange

Shawna Rowe - July 10th, 2015

My interest in science communication began not long after I started my undergraduate career. As soon as I began presenting myself as a biochemistry major to my peers they began […]

A reflection on the cusp of graduation

Michelle Todd - July 10th, 2015

Graduation is coming up in two short weeks, and I feel my last year in the SciXchange program has really taught me a lot that I can reflect on and […]

Christopher S. Bond Life Sciences Center - home of the SciXchange Program.

Breaking the Barrier

Badr Almadi - July 10th, 2015

I joined the SciXchange Program last summer. I was really attracted to the concept of being able to explain research to a nonscientific audience. Unquestionably, there is a language barrier […]

Engineering Journalism

Charissa Nowak - July 10th, 2015

Writing is not my strong suit. An engineering student’s curriculum focuses more on math and science than honing communication skills, and what writing intensive classes we do have focus on […]

Bridging the gap

Jessica Vaughn - July 10th, 2015

By Jessica Vaughn It may appear that the minds of journalists and scientists operate on totally different wavelengths. Communication between the two groups can, truthfully, be difficult at times. Words […]

(clockwise from top) Lab members Shanyan Chen, Zhe Qu,and María Juárez diligently work through mountains of data for analysis.

Little Pieces Build Towards a Common Goal

Rasheeq Nizam - July 10th, 2015

Trauma. Ischemia. Inhibitor. Botanic. Immunohistochemistry. Proteomics. When I started at the Gu Lab in the Center for Translational Neuroscience at Mizzou a year and a half ago, I thought I […]

How to Train Your Science Communicator

Rasheeq Nizam - July 10th, 2015

“Would you like to apply for the MU-HHMI C3 Research Apprentice program?” read the email that I received after getting accepted at Mizzou and indicating my intention to major in […]


My Experiences with SciXchange

Nicholas Bira - July 10th, 2015

Please touch on a few of the specific communications techniques you learned this year. Who was your favorite speaker? What information did they share that you found valuable?

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