Since I started working in the lab doing research I have fallen even more in love with science than when I was in high school. I enjoy having conversations about science with people and every time I visit my family I want to talk to them about my research but this doesn’t go so well. Their knowledge about science and how scientific research is conducted is very limited and this is the case for the majority of the people in my home town, Marshalltown, IA. Even if they want to get a better understanding about these topics, there is a lack of resources in Spanish that provides this information in a way that is understandable to the average adult with minimum education. Because of this I wanted to provide a source (a blog in Spanish) where these people who want to learn about science can go to start learning how scientific research works. I also want to get others, which may not be thinking about science as being important, to look at it in a different way and see that it is an integral part of our daily lives and it should matter to them. My overall goal with the creation of a blog in Spanish is to improve science literacy for those who are interested in learning about science and to increase interest in science in those people who don’t consider science to be important to them.
Copyright © 2016 Maria Nunez Hernandez
Nunez Hernandez, Maria, "Tu Dosis de Ciencia / Your Daily Dose of Science Blog" (2016). Latham Science Communication Project. 8.