Science communicators have the fun but challenging task of processing new research into accessible media for the public. In my course, Evolution in the Media, undergraduates learn how to read and write scientifically while working to find evidence that debunks popular misconceptions about evolution. They learn how to ask questions about peer-reviewed research, challenge scientific findings, and reflect on the importance of evolution. By the end of the course, students synthesized new, peer-reviewed research conducted at the University of Virginia into “popular science” style articles. Their goal was to increase accessability of science research and relay the importance of evolution to non-scientists. I hope you enjoy some of their excellent work, posted below!
Weaponizing Diversity Against Extinction
Written by: Amanda Roberts
Photo from: https://eos.com/blog/monoculture-farming/
Bees Are Un-Bee-Lievably Important!
Written by: Kody Park
Photo by: Beatriz Moisset
Antibiotic resistance: WHO cares?
Written by: Rachel Thomas
Image from: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/128774870568725932/
Newts full of deadly poison and
the snakes that eat them
Written by: Ankith Laichetty
Photo by: Edmund D Brodie III