There is a need to communicate beyond the ivory towers of our institutions. It is a worthy goal and a necessary component of doing science especially on a publically funded project. The greater use of science blogs is also a vital part of this communication. Making the science we do as public as we can is an important part of public outreach. We need to make sure that our science and how we do it is freely available to the public and our peers. What better way to help educate people about what we do then do show them the process too.

Our Goal: To think and writing critically about recently published scientific research on evolution and present that research to a broader audience.

We are the students of Principles of Evolution, a course in the Biology and Wildlife Department at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Each year we will highlight research on evolutionary biology.