Ceramic Tech Chat
Ceramic Tech Chat
Feb 10, 2021
Why science communication matters: Taylor Sparks and Andrew Falkowski
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What does it take to communicate science effectively? Taylor Sparks and Andrew Falkowski, associate professor and BS/MS student, respectively, at the University of Utah, discuss how they got into the field of materials science, what led them to start their podcast Materialism, and offer ways for scientists to improve their science communication skills.

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About the guests
Taylor Sparks is associate professor and associate chair of the materials science and engineering department and associate director of the Materials Characterization Lab at the University of Utah. His research focuses primarily on the discovery, synthesis, and characterization of new materials for energy applications. In addition to co-hosting the podcast Materialism with Falkowski, Sparks has a YouTube channel where he posts materials science lectures.

Andrew Falkowski is a BS/MS student in the materials science and engineering department at the University of Utah. His research focuses on using computational methods to explore new, more advanced materials. Falkowski co-hosts Materialism with Sparks.

About ACerS
Founded in 1898, The American Ceramic Society is the leading professional membership organization for scientists, engineers, researchers, manufacturers, plant personnel, educators, and students working with ceramics and related materials.

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