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Science Communication in Earth and Mineral Sciences

Guide to help identify, locate, evaluate, and effectively use information to communicate science

Your STEM Career

types of career-related writing including for example: cover letter; resume; interview; research

Learning how to present yourself and your research is an important skill to master.

Technical information may be complex, so practicing how to communicate clearly without oversimplifying the scientific issues is key to moving your career forward. Your goal is not simply to collect data. You must communicate your research well as part of the peer review process of science. 

Check out these resources for professional development strategies to help your STEM career progress. 

EMS Career Services is available to help you navigate your career goals in-person and virtually. Kevin Fleck, our Career Counselor, is here for you and is ready to help you explore any career questions or dreams that you may have.

Engaged Scholarship for EMS undergraduates helps connect you to out-of-class academic experiences, both on campus and off campus--domestic and international--that complement your in-course learning. Need help writing proposals? Want to know more? Contact the EMS Director of Student Engagement Karen Marosi (

University Fellowships Office at Penn State advocates for the academic, intellectual, and personal interests of students by promoting relevant fellowships. Ready to take the next step? Schedule an appointment to meet with the office. 


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