September 2018

Featuring female scientists in science communication

Cultivating gender diversity in science communication isn’t an easy task. But because media underrepresentation of women in STEM can have negative consequences in both the classroom and the lab, it’s one that we as PIOs should try to tackle. So we turned to experts for advice on featuring more female scientists in our publications and articles. We talked to:

  • Michelle Nijhuis, freelance reporter
  • Kathryn Jepsen, editor-in-chief of Symmetry Magazine, a joint publication of the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Fermilab and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
  • Hanna Goss, PIO from DOE’s Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) user facility
  • Karen McNulty Walsh, science writer/PIO from DOE’s Brookhaven National Lab
  • Cat Adams, UC Berkeley scientist, and
  • Stephanie Seay, science writer from DOE’s Oak Ridge National Lab.