About

Welcome to Lions Talk Science, the blog written by the graduate students and research community of Penn State College of Medicine in Hershey, Pennsylvania.
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Incoming students receive their white coats and recite the oath at the Graduate Student Oath Ceremony (2011).

Our goal is to increase the community’s enthusiasm for science and overall science literacy, regardless of educational background!

Lions Talk Science aims to do this in four different ways:

1. To increase public understanding of biomedical research going on at Penn State College of Medicine in an accessible format and using accessible language;

2. To give a glimpse into the daily lives of scientists, beyond the pop-culture stereotypes we’re so accustomed to seeing;

3. To educate prospective students and the community about what graduate school is;

4. To dispel bad science journalism by having us scientists directly explain our findings to our readers.

From scientific experiments to fascinating findings (without the jargon!) to goofy pictures of us in the laboratories, we hope you find this blog informative, intriguing, and fun!