The Key to Changing Rural Hearts and Minds? Being Respectful, Even When Opinions Are Polarized

It’s the only way to make people more literate on any subject

Approaching people by calling them "stupid" will only incite anger and isolate them further. Getty Images

I am an MIT engineer turned science communicator. Through my career, my goal is to get people excited about science. I’m also from West Virginia, which is something that has fundamentally shaped the way I approach this goal.

@TheSpaceGal Emily Calandrelli is the Emmy-nominated host and executive producer of FOX’s Xploration Outer Space.