Who am I? My name is Megan
Brown. I am a scientist by training--a molecular biologist and
genetics with a focus on cancer research.
But I'm also interested in how science is communicated to
the public. How does the non-scientist/layperson learn about
Science News? My own experiences in teaching undergraduates (a
type of layperson population) have inspired some ideas for incorporating
science news in teaching undergraduates and even younger students
everything from molecular biology to the scientific method.
The current population of new Ph.D. scientists is not matched
by the number of new, traditional Ph.D. jobs. What do all the
people with Ph.D.s end up doing? Increasingly, Ph.D.s are entering
non-traditional science career fields that make use of their
scientific training but do not involve direct bench research
or teaching. Now I find I fall into this category too. My most
recent jobs are science educator (I teach teachers about genetics)
and freelance science writer. I plan to have features on both
non-traditional and traditional science careers on these pages.
I'll be adding new material frequently, so please stop back again
to see what's new.
- Includes recent news about science careers, annotated links
to some excellent sources of information on both traditional
and alternative science careers, and links to science job listings.
in the News.
- Includes a list of annotated links to good, on-line sources
for science and health news.
Research and Information.
- The best sites for information about cancer. Includes links
for the layman as well as the scientist.