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Scicomm Grant: Ana Maria Porras, Ph.D - Anaerobias

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Scicomm Grant: Ana Maria Porras, Ph.D - Anaerobias

Dr. Ana Maria Porras is currently a postdoctoral associate in biomedical engineering at Cornell University and spends her free time crocheting microbes and communicating the science behind them. She started posting a new creation every #MicrobeMonday on her instagram account, @anamaporras. She was able to share the wonderful microscopic world of microbes with many, but noticed that her Spanish-speaking followers were often unable to fully understand the information being presented. Thus, she is expanding her project to a second instagram account, @anaerobias, where she will post microbes every #MicroMartes. Moving forward, she has several goals:   Now that I have...

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Scicomm Grant: Amy Burek - A Brief History of Diphtheria

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Scicomm Grant: Amy Burek - A Brief History of Diphtheria

Amy Burek, scientist and founder of The Awkward Ladies Club, is a staple of the Bay Area zine community and one of the first friendly faces that welcomed Two Photon into the community. In fact, her zine "Never Finish Grad School" about her experience as a PhD student at UC Berkeley was one of our first trades! Amy is creating a zine about Diphtheria, titled “A Brief History of Diphtheria.”  The book will cover the following topics: an overview of diphtheria symptoms and epidemiology, history of diphtheria research (with emphasis on von Behring’s research and Nobel Prize), the development and production of...

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Congratulations to the recipients of our Scicomm Grant!

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With extra funds raised from our stickers and Science is for Everyone Pennant Pins, we were able to give small grants to support 12 different science communication projects. We were so inspired by these projects and can't wait until they are ready to be shared with the public.  Amy Burek - "A Brief History of Diphtheria" Dr. Ana Maria Porras - Crocheted Microbes Adriana M. Padilla Roger - "¡Temporal! Mind over Storm" Dr. Ipsa Jain & Dr. Minhaj Sirajuddin - "Rapid Color Changes in Animals" Brooke Fitzwater - Double Exposure Film Portraits Gabi Serrato Marks - Video Series on Disability and STEM...

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