‘Mind the Science Gap’: Students experimenting with science communication


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Am currently participating as a mentor for ‘Mind the Science Gap’, a science communication blog curated by a group of University of Michigan’s Masters of Public Health students. They use the platform to experiment with science communication in terms of style, content and networking. The choice of topics has been very diverse and interesting so far – from ‘environmental racism’ to sugar tax on fizzy drinks.

I first found the blog title a bit peculiar (the old geography/STS phobia of the ‘gap’!), but I am getting the sense that, through its linking of ‘scientific content’ with wider societal issues, the blog actually seems to put into question whether there is a ‘science gap’ at all – or whether this ‘gap’ is merely assumed or fabricated. Feel free to see for yourself here

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