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.

This Broadcasting Life: Luis Quevedo joins Real Scientists

We are delighted to welcome Luis Quevedo/@luis_quevedo, scientist-turned science-communicator, broadcaster and producer to Real Scientists.  Luis has produced his own documentaries and films, and is managing director of the spectacular Festival of Cinema and Science of New York, Imagine Science Film Festival, which is geared towards promoting collaboration and dialogue between scientists and filmmakers – a different kind of translational research (sorry).  The Imagine Science Festival is now in its fifth year.

 

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Luis also directs and presents the 30min Spanish-language segment Science, Health and Technology on NTN24, presenting science/tech stories daily and broadcasting across the US and Latin America. 

Aside from TV and film, Luis is a former producer for NPR’s Spanish edition of Science Friday, and currently produces his own podcast, ProbetaNY and also has a blog, that you can read here (in Spanish).  Luis will also be our second bilingual tweeter.

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Please welcome Luis Quevedo, broadcasting superstar to Real Scientists!