"Oregon State University researchers have discovered a new class of compounds that contributes to the ashy or smoky flavors in wine made with grapes exposed to wildfire smoke. This development is significant for winemakers who have struggled to combat the impact of smoke on grapes at a time when climate change is leading to an increase in the number and severity of wildfires..."
Traditional measures of success favour male researchers. Altmetrics could offer an alternative to help democratize academic evaluation.
Bjarne Bartlett, Julie Fortin, Michael Kantar, Michelle Tseng, and Zia Mehrabi
"Altmetrics (short for "alternative metrics") have emerged as a tool for quantifying the amount of interest a paper garners on digital platforms such as online news and social media. Altmetric.com is one of the largest aggregators of altmetric scores, and hundreds of journals now publish the Altmetric Attention Score for individual journal articles."
Because of the democratizing effect of broad online audiences, altmetrics could help level the playing field for women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
During this one-week summer program, students learned and implemented principles of public communication and public engagement with respect to science. There are more ways than ever to create connections between people and communicate complicated subjects. This short course developed skills in communicating complex scientific topics to all audiences. Students were introduced to different methods of public communication including writing (magazines, newspapers, and blogs), video (instructional and informative), audio (podcasts and radio). The remainder of the course focused on the development of 2-minute radio shorts that were broadcast on KTUH, the University of Hawaii Student Radio station.
Backyard Aquaponics Research in Waimānalo
MALAMA, stands for “Mini Ahupuaʻa for Lifestyle and Mea'ai through Aquaponics.” This podcast was produced for KTUH in partnership with Ilima Ho-Lastimosa, the Community Coordinator for the Waimanalo Learning Center of the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources, Dr. Ted Radovich, and Dr. Jane Chung-Do. The MALAMA program seeks community engagement in agriculture and food production through a Native Hawaiian lens. The MALAMA program has built a community aquaponics system and implemented multiple aquaponics workshops.
When I have time as a graduate student, I seek to interview interesting people about their professional work on KTUH.