The last few weeks have seen a lot of discussion about how science and academia have become increasingly disconnected from the lay public. Nature’s Soapbox Science blog started the ball rolling with a series of posts highlighting the problems scientists face when communicating their work through the mainstream media, and showcasing a couple of great examples of effective science outreach.
I know it has been a while since I’ve written a toothsome post on here, but I promise it has been for a good reason: Today I handed in my PhD thesis! And in two weeks I will defend it, and then, fingers’ crossed, I will finally really truly be Katie PhD.
Today sees the start of a series of blog posts on Nature.com’s Soapbox Science blog. Starting with a post by me about how scientists can begin to change the face of their industry, and hopefully rectify some of the damage that has been done over the last few years. Click on the doodle, have a read, and then get involved in the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #reachingoutsci.