Sydney Endres

LSC undergrads apply their communication skills at summer internships near and far

Many LSC undergraduate students engage in a wide variety of internships each summer and this year was no exception. Students throughout the department honed their science communication skills in professional settings, interning across the country – from Wisconsin to California and in between. In this story we highlight a small selection of students who demonstrated their knowledge and excellence in diverse fields. [caption id="attachment_11516" align="alignleft" width="245"] Jordan Gaal in Washington DC with AHEC staff[/caption] One of the fields a degree in LSC prepares students for is health communications. For instance, junior Jordan Gaal was a Statewide Communications Assistant with Wisconsin Area Health Education Centers this summer. Through his internship, Jordan traveled to Washington DC to speak about the importance of health education with our national legislators. “Classes such as Communication Industry Research Methods with Neil Stenhouse taught me how to effectively communicate science research through reports and presentations. Science, Media and Society taught by ...
September 16, 2016
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Alumni profile: Q & A with 2014 LSC grad and digital communications specialist Paige Miller

A passion for nutrition, health, and communication led Paige Miller to the Department of Life Sciences Communication (LSC). A 2014 Bachelor of Science graduate of LSC, she brings the skill sets and theories she picked up in LSC to her position as a digital communications specialist for Legato Healthcare Marketing near Green Bay, Wis. LSC sat down with Miller to ask her about how she uses her education and why her time with LSC is so valuable to her. Question: Can you describe what your current position entails and explain how a UW–Madison and LSC education has been useful to you? Miller: As a digital communications specialist at Legato Healthcare Marketing, I work with our clients—mostly rural hospitals and specialty clinics—on developing digital marketing strategies. I get to work with our account teams to align digital strategies with overall marketing goals, and I work with our creative team to ensure our digital ...
September 21, 2016
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WPT and UW-Madison’s “Wisconsin’s Homegrown Farmer” highlights LSC grad Daphne Holterman

UW-Madison and Wisconsin Public Television are partnering for "Wisconsin’s Homegrown Farmer", a show highlighting three different farming families in Wisconsin.  The program explores the passion each family has for farming, the challenges each has faced, and how each family has collaborated with university researchers to make modern farming a success. [caption id="attachment_11498" align="alignleft" width="219"] Daphne and Lloyd Holterman. Photo: Morgan Strauss.[/caption] One of the families highlighted is Daphne and Lloyd Holterman who have been farming for over 30 years. Daphne graduated from UW-Madison 35 years ago as an Agricultural Journalism major, now Life Sciences Communication.  Soon after graduating she used her science communication skills to work in agriculture and food communications. “I [worked in communications] during the week and farmed on the weekends.  And I loved every minute of it.  I loved working on the farm and getting my hands dirty. Then during the week, I would go to the office and work with other ...
September 9, 2016
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Recent Publications

  • Witzling, L., Shaw, B., & Seiler, D. (2016). Segmenting boaters based on level of transience: outreach and policy implications for the prevention of aquatic invasive species.  (more…)

  • Stenhouse, N., Harper, A., Cai, X., Cobb, S., Nicotera, A., & Maibach, E. (2016). Conflict about Climate Change at the American Meteorological Society: Meteorologists’ Views on a Scientific and Organizational Controversy. (more…)

  • Kim, J., Brossard, D., Scheufele, D. A., & Xenos, M. (2016). “Shared” information in the age of big data: Exploring sentiment expression related to nuclear energy on Twitter. (more…)

  • Myers, T., Kotcher, J., Stenhouse, N., Anderson, A.A., Maibach, E., Beall, L., & Leiserowitz, A. (2016). Predictors of trust in the general science & climate science research of US federal agencies. (more…)

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