Today’s science link is the Student Voices blog.
Student Voices is a student-run blog hosted by Nature Education (affiliated with one of the world’s top science journals, Nature), where undergraduate science students write about and discuss science in the news, emerging research and the intersection of science, culture and politics.
As I’ve repeatedly said, science communication practice by students of science is incredibly important in order to acclimatize them to discussing and explaining the wonders of science to others. The more students that do this the better, and a community of students all egging each other on is the ultimate goal – and that is essentially Student Voices in a nutshell.
The community around the blog is called SciTable, self-described as a “collaborative learning space for science”, where science students can help each other learn, discuss difficult concepts and fuel their enthusiasm. For example, you can learn all about genetics, if you wish (wink wink). You don’t even have to be a student, actually.
My own post on E. coli engineered to use light as an energy source will actually be out within the week. What? Oh, yes, did I not mention it – I’ve been accepted as a blogger for Student Voices! I’ll be joining the ranks of thirteen other students who regularly blog there: expect some gratuitous posts on evolution, molecular biology and interesting zoology! I’ll make sure to link to the post when it goes live.