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[9 Sep 2011 | 613 Comments | ]
Teaching the teachers

Five years’ worth of Biol 200 quarters has gotten Wiggins thinking about what makes a good teacher, especially what makes a good science teacher. And he’s got some ideas about how we can all be better science communicators.

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[26 Apr 2011 | 2,477 Comments | ]
Neuroscience for All

Many of us in science like to do outreach on the side, when we’re able to find the time. Dr. Chudler has built a career out of devoting time equally to both.

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[9 Dec 2010 | 3,597 Comments | ]
Science outreach in Seattle: Ideas to get you started

Considering science outreach? It’s a way opportunity to hone communication skills while sharing science and the excitement of discovery with others. Luckily, at UW and in Seattle, there are lots of ways we can get involved—but where to start?

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[9 Dec 2010 | 1,847 Comments | ]
Seattle Expanding Your Horizons

When you teach science to twelve year old girls, you never know what might happen. They might get really excited about the pipettes, or ask an insightful question. Or like one girl who was asked “Do you know what yeast is?”, they might shriek “IT EATS SUGAR! AND MAKES BREAD!!!”

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[17 Aug 2010 | 2,058 Comments | ]

“Why did you decide to write a story about venus fly traps?” I asked a sixteen year old high school student at the BioExpo. “Because they’re sexy!” he said, flicking a yo-yo up and down. Judging for the BioExpo is a unique experience that allows scientists from all areas to interact with high school students to advise and encourage in their scientific endeavors.
Every year hundreds of high school students from all over Seattle spend months working on a biology project in one of many categories: dance, creative writing, or molecular …