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Graduate Student Symposium 2019

Another year, another great Graduate Student Symposium (GSS)!
While attempting to get our own research done and balancing other aspects of our professional and personal life, it is often easy to forget what a broad department we work in and how incredibly knowledgable the fantastic scientists around us are. GSS is always a great reminder of all the cool science that our friends and colleagues are involved in and this year was no exception. Just take a look at the line-up:
Savannah Olroyd: Allometry of sound reception structures in a modern analog for non-mammalian therapsid hearingAji John: Characterizing forest microclimates by in-situ instrumentationRomi Ramos: A-mazie-ing yeast: Using yeast to study a corn developmental pathwayAshley Paynter: Ultra-deep sequencing as a predictor of dog lymphomaCaroline Cappello: Better late than never? Consequences of later and less synchronous breeding in Magellanic penguinsMeera Sethi: “Do you want a pet cockroach?” The role of informal science edu…

Grad publication: Will King on Bringing Snails to the Millennials

Quite a mouthful, a title like “Non-additive effects of air and water warming on an intertidal predator–prey interaction”. It conveys important information but is probably opaque to many readers. How do I communicate this research to the public? How do I appeal to the next generation of scientists and teachers and voters and leaders? The youth… the Millennials?
You have to speak their language.
Ok, what do I know about Millennials, generalizing wildly based on false stereotypes?
Millennials only think about themselves.Millennials speak like they’ve never read a decent book in their lives.Millennials can only comprehend text if it's paired with an image.
You have to play by their rules.