First ISRS Student Webinar with Dr. Jenny Martin

Please join the ISRS student committee and Dr. Jenny Martin at 2:00 pm EST Monday December 4th (6:00am Tues. December 5th AEST). The webinar will be hosted via Google Hangouts and will stream live on YouTube by visiting this link. Viewers can ask questions during the live stream by accessing the live chat box on the right hand of the YouTube feed or by tweeting questions through the ISRS student account @ISRSreefstudent.


Dr. Jenny Martin is a Senior Lecturer in Science Communication at the University of Melbourne. She is an award-winning educator: she founded, designed and leads the University’s highly acclaimed science communication program. She has a popular weekly segment Weird Science on 3RRR Breakfasters and has also been a co-host of 3RRR’sSunday science show, Einstein-a-go-go for more than a decade. Jen blogs about science for a general audience at and is also a writer for Double Helix, CSIRO’s science magazine for 9 – 13 year olds. She regularly gives talks about any number of scientific and science communication topics to schools, community groups and universities. You can find Jenny on twitter @scidocmartin.

In the first episode of the webinar series Dr. Jenny Martin will talk about the importance of scientific blogging. She will go over the do’s and dont’s of writing for a general audience, writing styles and wording, as well as general tips and tricks on how to write a successful, informative blog post. She will then be available to answer any questions regarding science communication and blogging that the audience might have.

Interested in starting a blog? Or looking for how to improve? Dr. Jenny Martin recommends to check out the following posts for some ticks and tricks on how step foot into the science blogging world:

Ten Essential Qualities of Science Bloggers – Mental Health Mom Blog

6 Quick and easy ways to better explain science to non-scientists – Editage Insights

The secrets of good science writing – The Guardian

Five ways to improve your science writing today – Entomology Today

Carl Zimmer’s advice for aspiring science writers – Sciopic

Death by Obfuscation! – National Geographics

Science Blogging: Finding your voice – The Open Notebook

Blogging tips for science bloggers, from science bloggers – From The Lab Bench

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