Sometimes there are great inventions that won’t get the attention they deserve because a lack of communication skills. Other times there is a lot of important information that won’t get to people that could use it to advance their own research or education. In the same way, deep knowledge of how science is made helps next generations of scientist improve or make desitions about their future.
Today our guest is a neurobiologist how has dedicated a big part of her career in science communication. Her name is Mónica Feliú-Mójer (@). She is coming to Stanford today to talk with us, from her office at the University of California in San Francisco. She is the vice-director and news editor-in-chief of Ciencia Puerto Rico (@CienciaPR), an organization leveraging social networks to engage Hispanic scientists in science communication and education.She is also the Science Outreach Program Manager for iBiology (@iBiology), a non-profit producing open access videos to showcase the world’s best biology and the people behind it.
We will talk today about her path in becoming a scientist, about her view of the state of science education in Puerto Rico, and the efforts her organizations make in communicating science and its process to the public.
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