© 2019 by John W. Counts

Postdoctoral Researcher

University College Dublin

I have always incorporated public outreach into my activities, and consider science communication to be an important part of my work. This can take place both within the scientific community, and externally. I recently volunteered as a judge for the Outstanding Student Paper Award at the 2017 AGU Fall Meeting, which allowed me to view presentations from a range of disciplines and provide feedback on communication effectiveness. I've also worked at communicating more publicly, having written blog posts for the ANZSed website (Australia-New Zealand Sedimentologists Network), speaking to a large non-scientific audience at the Dallas Paleontological Society, and working with local Boy Scout Groups, the University of Kansas Natural History Museum, and the Science Olympiad competition.  I also assisted with filming an episode of the national PBS documentary series NOVA in 2009, and was (briefly) featured onscreen (see below).