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Why You Should Question Everything

Michael Sojka - March 12th, 2015

As a journalism student, I’m not terribly well-acquainted with science. I took all the required courses, know about photosynthesis and can tell you that mitochondria make up the powerhouse of […]

Science is a Story, not a Subject

Science is a Story, not a Subject

Michael Sojka - March 12th, 2015

I am a strategic communication student, and my focus is on advertising. As a science journalism intern in SciXchange, I have being able to apply what I’ve learned in advertising […]


Why understanding science is important for you

Cassa Niedringhaus - February 12th, 2015

More often than not, we don’t expect the average person in our society to have basic science literacy skills. But science literacy is important for a number of reasons. Let’s Talk Science lists […]

The Brain Injury Association of Missouri support group meets once a month at the Rusk Rehabilitation Center. Members discuss their experiences after a brain injury.

Lives don’t have to be changed forever

Meghan Eldridge Hatcher - January 13th, 2015

In my last post, I wrote about the Brain Injury Association of Missouri’s support group that meets in Columbia one evening each month. I spoke about the support group as […]

Eric Hart facilitates the brain injury support group in Columbia, Mo. He has worked with the group for the past six years.

Putting pieces back together

Meghan Eldridge Hatcher - January 12th, 2015

Damage caused by a traumatic brain injury, or TBI, goes well beyond the brain. A TBI often reaches through the nerves in the brain to affect an injured person’s motor skills […]

We both learned about shooting video in a studio this semester. It was a first for both of us!

Learning and Teaching Science Communication

Elise Moser - January 9th, 2015

Science communication is an interesting concept because it requires knowledge of both science, as well as communication skills. SciXchange is a unique program because it brings two types of people […]

Are these my Medical Ethics notes or ancient hieroglyphics?

Why Can’t You Read my Handwriting?

Rasheeq Nizam - January 9th, 2015

Everyone knows the old joke: doctors’ handwriting is so bad that misinterpreted prescriptions may well be the greatest cost to the United States’ healthcare system. I recently realized that there […]


Journalism and Science Team Up

Betty Goodman - January 9th, 2015

Throughout this semester, the SciXchange group has been exposed to many speakers, some of them in the science field and some of them in the journalism field. They have all […]

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Lessons in science communication

Elise Moser - January 9th, 2015

This is my final SciXchange blog. After three semesters working with the program, I’m graduating in December and I am off to find a career in communication. As I start […]

The desk I am almost too busy to use and certainly too busy to clean

Adults Get Growth Spurts Too

Benjamin Vega - January 9th, 2015

As children we go through several growth spurts—seemingly overnight we gain six inches, grow disproportionately large hands and feet, and find that our clothes stop fitting us like they used to. […]

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