Science communication is an often overlooked, almost ignored, aspect of scientific training, and to be an effective scientist, we must be effective communicators.
An offshoot of the Athens Science Café, this student-run organization has two goals (1) train students to effectively communicate their science to a lay audience and (2) provide a platform for students to post their work and engage the community through a website and social media advertising. Further we sponsor workshops and science communication career Q&As for our students. Since its creation in fall 2015, ASO has trained over 68 students across 18 UGA disciplines and have grown to become one of the largest student science organizations on campus. I am a co-founder of the Athens Science Observer and served as the Editor-in-Chief for 2016. Currently I contribute my own blogs, podcasts, and infographics on topics related to my thesis, specifically water and food security. The Athens Science Observer can be located at: https://athensscienceobserver.com/
Rishi R. Masalia is a cofounder of this organization, and served as an associate editor for 2015, and the Editor in Chief in 2016. For a full list of ASO contributors, click here.
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