Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Aubrey Coats is a correspondent and activist for science and science education. An exhibit designer by day and grad student by night, Aubrey is always looking for the next excuse to talk about anything from; tips on how to survive in a real Jurassic Park to the ever-controversial planetary status of Pluto. Be it an authority on dark matter, or a TV scientist, she is tenacious in her search for what’s under the surface. No authority is to academic for her pursuit, she seeks to help scientists take what they have worked on for painstaking hours (and have spent painstaking hours trying to explain to their loved ones) and turn it into something palatable for even the bluest of collars. Give her a topic and a large coffee and let the discussions begin! Her passion for science STEMed from an early age but was always propelled by Michael Crichton. This led her to pursuing her two biggest passions in life; science and sarcasm. Aubrey pursued a bachelor's in Anthropology at the University of Central Florida. She has had gone on different field schools that specialized in both terrestrial and underwater archaeology. Aubrey’s passion for science has led her to exploring several different fields of study including: Astronomy, Archaeology, Chemistry, Paleontology, and Anthropology. Currently, she is pursuing a Master's in New Media Journalism at Full Sail University with a focus on developing material for a series of blogs/journals that bring science from academia and into publicly accessible mediums such as: social media, news articles, blogposts, and YouTube. Aubrey enjoys writing about new and interesting topics in science, she likes to look for new ways of disseminating complex scientific papers for the layman. Storytelling is one area where Aubrey is extremely passionate. Aubrey devours books (intellectually, of course!) at a rapid rate and is just as likely to quote the latest quips from Bill Nye’s argument on global warming as she is to describe the importance of each Harry Potter house. She likes nothing more than to talk about why scientific discoveries are important and how important it is to support studies that move humans closer to a future that is better, brighter, and more sustainable.
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