Category Archives: Education

Sharing your passion for science with the world through reddit: Interview with Unidan

Reposted from MSU graduate student Randal Olson’s blog. For the third and final interview in this series of posts about science outreach on reddit, I’m interviewing a “reddit celebrity” who became famous for sharing his passion for science with the rest of the … Continue reading

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Answering people’s pressing science questions on reddit: Interview with Tobias Landberg

Reposted from MSU graduate student Randal Olson’s blog. This post is the second in a series of posts where I am interviewing scientists who do science outreach to the public on reddit. My goal here is to discuss these scientist’s experiences to give … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: Effective Science Outreach

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work post is by University of Texas at Austin graduate student Eben Gering. What if, after years of work in the field or laboratory, every scientist had a chance to invite the public to dinner, … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: Addressing the Next Generation Science Standards

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by MSU graduate students Melissa Kjelvik and Liz Schultheis. The current landscape of K-12 science education is shifting – moving away from memorization of science facts to an approach based on the … Continue reading

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Evolve & Conquer: Teaching Evolution via an Engaging Multiplayer Video Game

Cross-posted from the Adami Lab website. Teaching with games has been one of the buzz topics in pedagogy lately. Although video games aren’t a formal teaching method by any means, many education scientists suggest games increase intrinsic (self-) motivation to … Continue reading

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