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These students are making science easier to understand on Wikipedia, one article at a time

Headshot of Prof. Cecelia Musselman

Bridging the gap between science and communication is very important, but scientists rarely communicate their work effectively enough for a broad audience to understand.

That’s the principle that underpins an unusual task Cecelia Musselman assigns to students in her “Advanced Writing for the Sciences course.

Students earning a degree in science are in a unique position to translate scientific topics into easily digestible information for people who may not have a scientific background, said Musselman, an associate teaching professor of English.

“So improving Wikipedia’s coverage of science topics is valuable work that they are well positioned to do,” she said.

 

Read the full story at News at Northeastern. 

Published On: August 15, 2018 | Tags: ,
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