Science Communication


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

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.

Bohon, W., Frus, R., Arrowsmith, JR., EarthScope’s education, outreach and communications: using social media from continental to global scales, AGU Fall Meeting, 2011.

In Prep:

Bohon, W., Social media strategy for science programs, in prep.

Bohon, W., Social media for scientists: Why, where and how, in prep.

Bartel, B., Bohon, W., Trust me, I’m a scientist, in prep.

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: 

  • 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.
  • Rocks from Space!, Nerd Nite, Washington DC, 2018.
  • 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.


  • Social Media for Scientists, AGU, Dec, 2019.
  • Scientific Storytelling, AGU, Dec, 2019.
  • Social Media for Hazards Scientists SIG – SAGE/GAGE, Oct 2019.
  • Networking Workshop for Early Career Scientists – SAGE/GAGE, Oct 2019.
  • Geohazards Communication for Geoscience Students and Early Career Journalists – Oct 2019.
  • Social Media for Scientists Workshop, GSA, Sept, 2019.
  • Networking Workshop, GSA, Sept, 2019.
  • Tell me a story: Storytelling in Science Communication, workshop co-lead, the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, 2018.
  • Ready to Engage, networking workshop co-lead, the Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, 2018.
  • Social Media for Scientists, Science Communication Workshop Co-lead, the Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, 2018.
  • The Joy of Networking, Early Career Scientists Workshop Co-lead, the Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, 2018.
  • Communicating Science to the General Public, Teacher Education Workshop Co-lead, Earth Educators’ Rendezvous, 2018.
  • Connecting with Different Audiences: From the Podium to the Pub(lic), Science Communication Workshop Co-lead, IRIS Workshop, 2018.
  • Science Communication – Network Skills for Early Career Scientists, Networking Workshop Co-Lead, IRIS Workshop, 2018.
  • Communicating Science for Impact, Science Communication Workshop Co-lead, UNAVCO Science Workshop, 2018.
  • Social Media for Scientists, Professional Development Workshop Co-lead, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, 2017.
  • Talking to the Media, Science Communication Workshop Co-lead, 500 Women Scientists meeting, Boulder, CO, 2017.
  • Navigating and Maximizing a Digital, Social World, Science Communication Workshop Co-lead, Southern California Earthquake Center Annual Meeting, 2016.

Webinar Presentations:



  • 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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