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Microbiology student featured on Science Friday

By Tamara Cissna

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Sarah Olson Michel, a microbiology junior who is earning a certificate in science, technical, and professional communication from OSU, recommended science books for summer reading to a national audience on the Science Friday show. Listen to the featured segment here.

Science Friday, which is heard on public radio stations across the country, hosts informative discussions on science, technology, health, space, and the environment. Its recommended books segment aired on July 3, sharing: “The pandemic has nixed many summer vacation plans, but our summer science book list will help you still escape.”

Michel works with Distinguished Professor Steve Giovannani's High Throughput Culturing Laboratory on outreach related to OSU’s SMILE program. In 2018, she attended AAAS as an undergraduate science journalism travel fellow with the National Association of Science Writers. She has written for Science’s Books et al, PLOS SciComm, leapsmag, and The Particle on Medium. Her feminist writing has appeared in Women You Should Know, popular Medium publications GEN and Human Parts, and other outlets. Michel's Twitter account has more than 15,000 followers.