Sarah McAnulty #WHM20 #WomensHistoryMonth #WomenInSTEM
Today we are celebrating the awesome work of squid biologist Sarah McAnulty, who is also the founder Skype a Scientist!
Read more about her work in this article titled Squids Across America: How Biologist Sarah McAnulty is Making Research Accessible to All (And How to Make Your Research Accessible to All) from the blog at University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
Biologist Sarah McAnulty recently brought her “Squids Across America” tour to UL Lafayette. As the founder of Skype a Scientist, a program that connects scientists with K-12 classrooms across the globe, McAnulty has made it her mission to increase awareness about the work that scientists do — and to make scientists better communicators along the way. McAnulty spoke with UL Lafayette graduate students about the need for scientists to proactively communicate the impact of their research and introduced strategies for talking about research with non-academic audiences.
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