- Allison Coffin, PhD, DTM
- I'm an assistant professor of neuroscience at Washington State University in Vancouver, where I use tiny zebrafish (the size of an eyelash!) as a model system to study human hearing loss and how we can prevent it. I'm also a long-time Toastmaster and I teach communication workshops. This blog represents the merging of my two passions - science and communication, which has really become one central passion - the science of communication. There's a revolution in science right now...the idea that we scientists should sometimes leave the lab and talk about what we do, and why we do it, to real people. This blog looks at why we should do this, and how to actually talk about science with non-scientists (and with each other!). Portions of this blog are also featured on Qualia, the AAAS MemberCenter blog site.
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
A short break
Hi Communicatalyst fans! You've probably noticed that I haven't posted much recently...I know you're all eagerly awaiting my thoughts on science communication:). I'll be taking a short break while I sell my house and prepare to start my faculty position at Washington State University in Vancouver, WA. Go out, speak well, and tell me all about your science communication adventures!