I'm a huge advocate of online social media for science outreach, blogging at Deep Sea News and tweeting as @rejectedbanana where I combine humor and popular culture with cold, hard science facts. I feel that outreach is an important component of any research program. By broadcasting the latest scientific discoveries, we are helping cultivate a broader appreciation of science and its benefits. Being an active science communicator has not only improved my own science, but has also given me the opportunity to appear on Al Jazeera and be quoted in the other media outlets such as the L.A. Times, Christian Science Monitor, and Boing Boing.
Events and activities
May: How to rename a species with a problematic moniker in Atlas Obscura
March: Interviewed for Scientific American on using fish and animal behaviors for marine surveillance.
February: Interviewed by the New Yorker over concerns about the feasibility and collateral damage that may be caused by the Ocean Cleanup.
February: Interviewed by Gizmodo regarding prior peer review and recommendations for the Ocean Cleanup and the reception by that organization.
January: Interviewed by the Washington Post regarding the failure of the first Ocean Cleanup Deployment in the Pacific.
May: Quoted regarding upcoming Ocean Cleanup Deployment in San Francisco pushing back on unaddressed environmental concerns.
June: Quoted in Gizmodo regarding deployment of prototype boom by the Ocean Cleanup.
May: Gave short presentation on oceanography and pressure for preschoolers in Seattle, WA.
February: Quoted in Earth Touch News regarding Fukushima Radiation.
January: Third year as invited guest lecturer at University of Washington Engage Science Speaker Series and Seminar
July: Presentation on ocean science and technology at PMEL for local retirees.
July: Public review of Ocean Cleanup feasibility study coauthored with Miriam Goldstein quoted in Outside Online.
July: Research Presentation for JISAO Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)
April: Created interactive exhibit for University of Washington PAWS on Science Event at Pacific Science Center titled “Can you speak Mooring” with Heather Tabisola.
January: Returning guest lecturer University of Washington Engage Science Speaker Series and Seminar.
July: Radio interview with Deutschlandradio Kultur http://anjakrieger.com/2014/08/01/boyan-slat/
June: Organized JISAO and NOAA Hollings Scholars to participate in a Puget Sound research cruise, which included them participating in the deployment of a subsurface mooring.
April: Presentation on currents for 6th graders from Terrace Park School at NOAA-PMEL.
April: Public lecture "Fukushima: Where it is and what it may mean to you" given in at the Whatcom County Marine Resources Committee Meeting in Bellingham, WA.
January: Radio interview regarding Fukushima Radiation with Ashley Ahearn at KUOW in Seattle.
January: Quoted regarding Fukushima in Los Angeles Times.
January: Interviewed on Al Jazeera “America Tonight” regarding Fukushima radiation.
January 3: Invited guest lecturer at University of Washington Engage Science Speaker Series and Seminar.