Entries by Ushashi Basu


#BetterPoster: The New Minimalism Act

During the early summer, the concept #BetterPoster made quite a stir on social media of the scientific community. Mike Morrison, Ph.D. student from Michigan got tired of the old “wall-of-text” poster design and introduced a radical new format which he claimed to be a “new, faster approach to designing research posters”. In this interview, he […]

Writing Poetry for Engineers – Behind the Scenes

Clayton Grow, currently a business intelligence manager at Time of Grace Ministry, earned his bachelor’s degree in Civil engineering and went on to get a master’s degree in Business Administration. In 2012, he published his collection of poems, titled “poetry for ENGINEERS *or* ENGINEERING for poets” to reach out to his fellow engineers and convey […]

Conversations about Conservation: Simon Watt and The Ugly Animal Preservation Society

 A biologist, writer, science communicator, comedian, TV presenter, trainer, consultant and artist, Simon Watt not only runs The Ugly Animal Preservation Society – a comedy night with a conservation twist – but also runs the science communication company Ready Steady Science and has written dozens of articles for newspapers like The Times and the The […]