Alumni profile: Laura Strugnell gives a voice to the next generation of agricultural research

In spring 2017, Laura Strugnell (B.S. ’17) tapped the mail icon on her phone and found an email sent to the Life Sciences Communication (LSC) undergraduate student listserv. Strugnell was searching for a job, and the email advertised a communications position in Texcoco, Mexico at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (known as CIMMYT for its Spanish name Centro Internacional de Mejoramiento de Maíz y Trigo). A Madison native, Strugnell hadn’t planned on getting a job outside the U.S. However, she had taken a variety of agriculture classes and worked in a horticulture lab while at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, so she knew about CIMMYT’s global reputation. The more she thought about it, the more convinced she became that working at CIMMYT could be a prime opportunity to put her LSC education to work.
November 3, 2017
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Brossard appointed to climate change advisory committee

University of Wisconsin-Madison Life Sciences Communication professor and chair Dominique Brossard has been appointed to an advisory committee that will oversee the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine’s newly announced Climate Communications Initiative (CCI). [caption id="attachment_12171" align="alignleft" width="235"] LSC chair Dominique Brossard - Photo: Kyle Cassidy[/caption] “The National Academies have a vast library of authoritative information to help everyone from savvy citizens to responsible decision makers understand, prepare, and respond to climate change,” said Marcia McNutt, president of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences.  “This initiative facilitates access to that storehouse to help protect the many sectors of human investment from unnecessary surprises.”
January 10, 2018
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LSC’s science communication colloquium will feature an exciting line-up

This semester's Life Sciences Communication colloquium will bring acclaimed speakers from near and far. Over the course of the semester, attendees of the colloquium will hear from experts in science communication, science policy, sustainability marketing, media sociology, and other interesting areas. The talks are free and open to the public. Videos will be published shortly after each talk for those unable to attend. Check out the list of speakers below. You can click the speakers' names for more information about them. 
January 11, 2018
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Recent Publications

  • Stenhouse, N. (2017). Spreading Success Beyond the Laboratory: Applying the RE-AIM Framework for Effective Environmental Communication Interventions at Scale.  (more…)

  • Scheufele, D. A., Xenos, M. A., Howell, E. L., Rose, K. M., Brossard, D., & Hardy, B. W. (2017). U.S. attitudes on human genome editing.  (more…)

  • Runge, K. K., Brossard, D., Scheufele, D. A., Rose, K. M., & Larson, B. J. (2017). The polls—Trends: Attitudes about food and food-related biotechnology.  (more…)

  • Kohl, P. (2017). Using De-extinction to Create Extinct Species Proxies; Natural History not Included. (more…)

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