From Memes to Molasses Floods: Adventures in Science Communication
Eight years ago, as a graduate student frustrated by the lack of public awareness for my field, I created FYFD (http://fyfluiddynamics.com) in order to share my enthusiasm for fluid dynamics with the world at large. Since then, I've built an audience of more than 275,000 followers and embarked on a post-academic career in science communication. In this talk, I'll discuss that journey and many of the lessons about communicating science to general audiences that I've learned along the way. From students interested in outreach to professors looking to promote research more effectively, everyone has something to gain from science communication.