Science Communication & Education


Hubenthal, M., Bohon, W. and Taber, J., A pandemic pivot in Earth science outreach and educationEos, 101, 2020.

Bartel, B., Bohon, W., Frank, L., Stovall, W., Poland, M., Communicating Geohazards: Delivering Information in Crisis and Calm, White paper, 2020.

Bartel, B., Bohon, W., Agopian, M., The unexpected benefits of science communication training, Eos, 2019.

Bartel, B, Bohon, W., The Hazards of Hazards Communication: Importance, rewards, and challenges of science in the public sphere, White paper, 2019. 

Bohon, W., Robinson, S., Arrowsmith, JR., Semken, S., Building an effective social media strategy for science programs, Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union, v. 94, Issue 27, p 237-244, 2013. Doi: 10.1002/2013EO270001.

On Failure, Wendy Bohon for AAAS If/Then

Informal Writing:

Bohon, W., A Series of Fortunate Events, The Xylom, 2019.

Shukla, P., Ul-Hasan, S., Balasubramanyam, V., Bohon, W., et al., Scientists, Meet Twitter!, The Xylom, 2019. 

Wagner, C., Bohon, W., McCullagh, E., Kim, T., Zelikova, J., Goldman, G., Metcalf, J., Gallery, R., Infertility and the Leaky PipelineScientific American, March 8, 2019.

McCullagh, E., Henry-Moss, D., Bohon, W., Phinney, W., Jedd, T., Goldman, G., Do science. Pump. Repeat., Scientific American, March 18, 2019.

Invited Talks: 

  • Earthquakes and geoscience careers, Asheville Museum of Science, 2020.
  • Geoscience and my career, Women in STEM speaker series, Carnegie Science Center, 2020.
  • SciCom 101, Colloquium Speaker, University of South Carolina, 2020.
  • Science Communication and Natural Hazards, Colloquium Speaker, University of Toronto, 2020.
  • Basics of Science Communication, Colloquium Speaker, University of Florida, 2020.
  • Science Communication, Arizona State University, 2020.
  • Science Communication 101, Colloquium Speaker, Loma Linda University, 2020.
  • Geoscience Careers, classroom talks, Ohio State University, 2020.
  • The Importance of Social Media Strategy, Invited Speaker, Geological Society of America Pardee, 2019.
  • This is what a scientist looks like: transforming science to be more open, inclusive and accessible, Optical Society of America, Student Leadership Conference, 2019.
  • Dr. Mommy: striving for science and motherhood, The Story Collider, Washington, DC, 2019.
  • Science communication from the classroom to the chat room, Keynote speaker at the National Association of Geoscience Teachers Eastern Section meeting, 2019.
  • Social Media and Science Communication for Students, invited talk at The College of William and Mary, 2019.
  • Learning to listen: Active listening for science students, invited talk at The College of William and Mary, 2019.
  • Using social media to communicate science, Invited speaker, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, 2017.
  • Social media for science: Why, where and how, Invited speaker, Seismological Society of America Spring Meeting, 2017.
  • Importance of strategy in social media: Getting the most out of your post, Invited speaker, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, 2016.
  • Social media and science: Where do we go from here?, Invited speaker, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, 2013.

Conference Presentations (select):

Online Workshops:

  • Earthquake! What, why, and why? (talk and hands on activities), all 2-5 graders, Mt. Vernon Elementary School, 2020.
  • Social Media for Scientists (workshop), THE Ohio State University, 2020.
  • Networking, Scientific Meetings and Social Media (workshop), UNAVCO interns, 2020.
  • Understanding Earthquakes (hands on activities for summer camp), Ecologik, 2020.
  • Everything You Want to Know About Earthquakes (talk and hands on activities), Passaic Community College STEM Enrichment Summer Program, 2020.
  • Science Communication in Education (workshop), Earth Educators Rendezvous, 2020.
  • Science Communication for Social Justice (talk), NAGT, 2020.
  • Social Media for Scientists (workshop), GSA, 2020.

In Person Workshops:

Webinar Presentations:


  • An Honest Conversation About Failure, AGU, 2020.
  • STEM for Social Good, United Nations Foundation, 2020.
  • Caregiving and Science During COVID, IRIS/UNAVCO, 2020.
  • Virtual STEM Expo, Girls Scouts, 2020.
  • Early Career Panel, GSA, 2020.
  • 1 Million Women in STEM, 2020.
  • Fighting for Science, AGU, 2017.



  • Mission Unstoppable, CBS, segment guest, 2019.
  • NBC News, California earthquakes, subject matter expert, 2019. 
  • 2M Media Group, Interview 360, subject matter expert interview, 2019.
  • NBC News, Kenya crack subject matter expert, 2018. – 
  • Cox Phoenix, The STEM Journals, segment guest, 2013. 




2M Media Group interview on earthquakes and earthquake science
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