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Halmos Biologist Publishes in Journal’s Special Issue

For the past eight years, Halmos College faculty member Julie Torruellas Garcia, Ph.D. has been working with her undergraduate biology students on identifying bacteria from everyday objects. This research has been featured on a series of television segments on Telemundo called “Amenaza Escondida” and on the local CBS4 News called “How dirty is it?”.

In April 2018, Dr. Garcia’s work on teaching students about effective scientific communication resulted in a publication in the peer-reviewed Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education. The article entitled, “Communicating Discovery-Based Research Results to the News: A Real-World Lesson in Science Communication for Undergraduate Students” is part of a special issue devoted to science communication. This issue focuses on the current state of science communication, examples of professional development for scientists, how-to articles on public outreach activities, curricular and nontraditional approaches to engaging stakeholders in science communication, and reviews of science communication resources.

Julie Torruellas Garcia, Ph.D.

Julie Torruellas Garcia, Ph.D.