As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, this summer I was honored to received a Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) scholarship for the Science Communication Fellowship. This is a program that was developed by OMSI to teach scientists how to effectively explain and demonstrate their research to a wide variety of non-scientists. It’s a seriously incredible program that allowed me to hone my teaching skills so that I can talk to people about beer science without being boring, pompous, or using too much technical language.
If you are a scientist, please apply for this program. They are currently looking for researchers to fill up their Fall 2015 Cohort and the deadline isn’t until September 14th 2015.
While building my Beer Science Demo I was fortunate enough to get to work with a long time friend (we met in the dorms at college) and amazing comic book artist Natalie Nourigat. During our senior year she drew a one page comic for each day and turned it into graphic novel called “Between Gears” which is available on Amazon (and yes, I’m happily included in a few frames)!
From her website: “She works on everything from superhero comics to animated series to commercial storyboards. Natalie is a member of Periscope Studio, and has worked with great publishers like Marvel, Dark Horse, and Image Comics. Her work has been nominated for the Eisner Award, GLAAD Media Award, and Oregon Book Award.” The comic book nerd in me is happy to announce that she has even worked on such famous characters such as Marvel’s Deadpool (#250)! When I realized that I needed a poster to explain in simple terms the Brewing Process, I knew that Natalie was the artist to turn to.
My request of her was simple – using her skills I needed a simple graphic to describe how beer is made. And of course, Natalie pulled through and made this beautiful graphic. And really, that’s what this post is about: Natalie’s amazing rendition of the Brewing Process.
Thank you Natalie.