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April 25th, 2020: "The Science of Rat Tickling" Photo shoot with Ritz the Rat

Ritz the Rat is enjoying our latest coloring page! Click here to download the "human-sized" coloring page to learn about the science of rat tickling!*

(*No rats were harmed in the making of these photos, in fact, Ritz quite enjoyed her modeling experience, as there was peanut butter involved!)




Picture Credit: Elizabeth Corson (Featured Scientist and Rat Modeling Agent)

Feb. 24, 2020: SLAM Workshop Featuring ColorMePhD!

Communicating Your Research to a Broad Audience: Methods Inspired by STEM Outreach

The Science Leadership and Management (SLAM) group at UC Berkeley hosted their first workshop of the semester featuring ColorMePhD.

Communicating science can be a challenge. Whether you’re trying to explain your research to an expert colleague, a non-scientific friend, a young aspiring scientist, or a grandparent, it is challenging to convey your motivations, methods, and results simply and concisely without compromising the unique contribution of your project to your field.

In this workshop, Julie and past ColorMePhD featured scientists worked with participants to convert an abstract or paper of their choice into a description for a wide audience using techniques in oral, written, and visual communication. We used examples from ColorMePhD and other outreach initiatives to demonstrate the process of bringing your research to the greater community.

Workshop Agenda:

2:40 PM – 3:25 PM: Section 1: Communicating Your Research to a General and Inclusive Audience

3:25 PM – 3:35 PM: Snack Break #1

3:35 – 4:15 PM: Section 2: Translating Your PhD

4:15 PM – 4:25 PM: Snack Break #2

4:25 PM – 5:00 PM: Section 3: Incorporating Visual Elements

5:00 PM: Conclusions and Follow Up

5:00 PM – 5:30 PM + : Optional extra time in room to work on descriptions, chat with ColorMePhD alum, network


Dec. 6th, 2019: Article about ColorMePhD Contributor Dr. Joanna Sztuba-Solinska and her team in Auburn COSAM News

“I always tell my mentees, it is crucial to communicate science in an effective manner,” Dr. Solinska said. “This is especially important to encourage young science enthusiasts to join STEM fields. What is the better way than developing a coloring book that unwinds your mind and spark your imagination?”

Read the full article here.

Oct. 10th, 2019: ColorMePhD is Featured on Humans of Chemistry

Check out @humansofchemistry on instagram for inspirational stories about scientists doing chemistry and related fields!

Mar. 19th, 2019: Community Resources for Science Spotlight Featuring ColorMePhD

Feb. 25th, 2019: UC Berkeley Graduate Women of Engineering (GWE) Hosts Coloring Night Featuring ColorMePhD!

Thanks to the Graduate Women of Engineering for Celebrating our Coloring Pages featuring Women in STEM!

Jan. 7th, 2018: ColorMePhD is featured in C&EN Magazine!

Check out the article about ColorMePhD entitled "Doctoral Doodling" in Chemical and Engineering News, the world's most comprehensive and authoritative news source about chemistry and related fields!

Nov. 3, 2018: ColorMePhD Makes a Splash at Discovery Day!

Community Resources for Science (CRS) shared our coloring pages with the community on November 3rd, 2018 at the Bay Area Science Festival's Discovery Day at AT&T Park, reaching over 100 students and their families.