Mellon Environmental Postdoctoral Scholar

Successful environmental policy depends upon good science, but too often, that science remains trapped in laboratories, in a world of test-tubes and technical language. With this challenge in mind, W&M faculty mentors Sharon Zuber (Visiting Assistant Professor of English and Film Studies), Dan Cristol (Professor of Biology), and John Swaddle (Professor of Biology, Director of ENSP) created a project entitled “FromTest-tube to YouTube: Communicating science using modern media.” These faculty set out to find a new Mellon Environmental Postdoctoral Scholar who could negotiate the intersection of science and the humanities, with the goal of teaching how to communicate good science beyond the laboratory and academy walls.

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