Let’s be clear.
I am not a scientist.
I have never wanted to be a scientist, but I deeply appreciate and respect their work.
After all, science is basically what I have built my career on.
I take the complicated and confusing and turn it into something easily understandable. No scientific jargon necessary.
Collaborating with scientists on their work was always my favorite part. I loved their reactions when they saw how their 40+ page scientific journal article could turn into a couple paragraphs that their grandmother could easily understand.
The scientists I worked with were U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) scientists. I focused mainly on water research and covered everything from combined sewer overflows to arsenic, lead, and pharmaceuticals.
As of yesterday, the new administration put a freeze on EPA grants and contracts, as well as press releases, blog updates, website updates, and social media posts.
Being a previous contractor with the EPA and one who specifically worked with science communications, this really hits home.
To counteract, I will be posting a link every single EPA science blog I ever wrote. If new science is not going to go out, I will help educate others on the important work EPA does.
Stay tuned tomorrow for the first post.
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We are both scientists (degrees in the sciences and teach science). Thank you for helping to support the sciences! #ScienceMarch