AAA(S) rated: thanks and farewell to Luis Quevedo

An amazing week on RealScientists has flown by, under the curatorial stewardship of New York-based science communicator, broadcaster and journalist Luis Quevedo.

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Tweeting in English and Spanish – our second bilingual curator after fellow New Yorker Marga Gual Soler – Luis led us into and through conversations about science communication and science journalism, including the challenges of scientists communicating with journalists and vice versa:

scientistsvsjournalistsLuis tweeted for us live from the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences (AAAS) Annual Meeting in Chicago… once the North American ice storm eased up enough for his flight!

ChicagoAAASWe were thrilled to see Luis flying the flag for us at the AAAS meeting, including meeting science writer and NY Times columnist Carl Zimmer:

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Luis’s week on the account also saw a major milestone being reached on Real Scientists, as noted by former RS curators Mia Cobb & Julie Hecht:
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Yes, we turned one on February 10th. Happy birthday to us! And to celebrate:

9000followersWoohoo! And lastly of all, just to mention:

shortynominationShorty Awards voting continues through to February 18, 11:59:59pm EST (US time) – call it 4pm AEST, 6pm NZST, or 5am GMT on the 19th – so please vote for us! http://shortyawards.com/realscientists

Thanks to Luis for a tremendous week on the account. If you missed anything from his week, catch up on Storify. You can keep up with Luis on his personal handle @luis_quevedo.

Next week: Astrophysicist and former PHD Comics cameo performer Dr Katherine Mack, aka @AstroKatie.

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