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Duke University Talk Next Week: “Sex, Gender and Controversy: Writing Science as a Woman”

The folks at Duke University’s Women in Science and Engineering organization (WiSE) have invited me to their digs to give a talk. So, I’ll be back out in #scio12 territory next week. I arrive early afternoon on Tuesday and leave early morning on Thursday. (Maybe some locals would be interested in a Tuesday dinner meetup?) [...]

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Context and Variation

Blogging While Female, and Why We Need a Posse

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Twin City Derby Girls, lining up at the start of a jam to support their jammer. My other posse. Photo courtesy of Alex Wild. The women in scienceblogging session at Science Online this year was very different from last year. More people were venting, and what they were venting was scary: stalkers, rape jokes, physical [...]

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Context and Variation

Interrogating Claims about Natural Sexual Behavior: More on Deep Thinking Hebephile

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In his SciAm post addendum (scroll to the bottom), Jesse Bering has been very gracious. This post really isn’t about that now-infamous advice column, but about broader ways to interrogate claims people make. This post is another way of thinking about Sci and my #scio12 session on “Sex, gender and controversy” (see our other session [...]

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Context and Variation

Sex, Gender and Controversy: Scicurious and Kate Clancy’s Science Online 2012 Session

Scicurious and I are leading the “Sex, gender and controversy: writing to educate, writing to titillate” session on Thursday (at 2:45pm, room 1cd) at Science Online 2012. Despite the fact that the discussion at #scio12 will only be an hour long, we managed to fill a two hour Skype conversation with our thoughts and ideas [...]

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Context and Variation

Even When We Want Something, We Need to Hide It

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This is a repost of a piece I wrote after the women in scienceblogging panel at Science Online 2011. Seeing as we’re heading into #scio12 season and there will be another women in scienceblogging session (this time in the brilliant and capable hands of Janet Stemwedel and Christie Wilcox), AND a writing for women’s magazines [...]

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Doing Good Science

My story from the ScienceOnline 2012 banquet.

This year at ScienceOnline, the conference banquet featured storytelling organized by The Monti, a North Carolina non-profit organization dedicated to building community by getting people to share their true stories with each other. Conference goers were asked to share stories on the theme of “connections”. The stories had to be true, and storytellers had to [...]

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Video Making Workshop 101

This post is being written as I am sitting here at Science Online 2012. Along with Jim Hutchins and Rob Nelson, I ran a workshop about making science videos. Thanks to all who attended, participated in the discussions, and asked questions! We asked participants to consider their audience, their objectives and their budget (money, time [...]

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Symbiartic

Artists at the Science Conference: Of Course

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ScienceOnline2012 was my 4th time attending the rockstar unconference in North Carolina. For ScienceOnline09, I had approached Bora Zivkovic about attending, mentioning that I know I’m not a scientist or journalist.  He leapt at the opportunity to have me, and asked if I could do an art+science session and a workshop on putting images on [...]

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Symbiartic

An artist at SciO12

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Is it possible that two weeks have passed since the ScienceOnline 2012 conference?! I still find my heart goes pitter patter just thinking about it. What a wealth of people were in those conference rooms! I had no idea how exciting it would be to be around them – during the keynote address by Mireya [...]

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Symbiartic

ScienceOnline2012 Sci-Art Show: The Winners

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Already announced by Karyn Traphagen on the ScienceOnline2012 blog, I’m taking another look at the winners of the first ScienceOnline Science-Art Show. Artwork at a science communication conference in many ways should be a no-brainer: visuals are often left as frills and afterthoughts in blog posts, books and articles. But a strong image can viscerally [...]

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Symbiartic

ScienceOnline2012 Art Show!

This show couldn’t have come about without the hard work of Karyn Traphagen and the support of Rob R Dunn‘s Your Wild Life Lab and all the amazing submissions we received. More about the show and #scio12 in coming days!  Keep watching Glendon’s Twitter feed and the Symbiartic Twitter feed.

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Symbiartic

ScienceOnline2012 Call for Entries: Science-Art Show!

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I’m proud to announce that for the first time, ScienceOnline will be having a science-art show!  We’ll be showing a digital slideshow of accepted images, curated by myself with help from Karyn Traphagen. Free for anyone to enter, we’ll be picking the most fascinating images in scientific illustration, fine art, photography, cartoons, data-visualization, street art [...]

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The Thoughtful Animal

Art+Photowalk at the NCSU Arboretum (#scio12)

In liew of this week’s Sunday Photoblogging, here is a giant smattering of photos, from last week’s Science Online conference in Raleigh, NC. In addition, here are photos from the beautiful NCSU Arboretum (the first 23 photos) as well as a few from the Huntington Gardens near LA. Despite the clouds and slight drizzle, it [...]

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The Thoughtful Animal

Sunday Photoblogging: #scio12 Sunrise

Thanks to my jetlag, I managed to catch this beautiful sunrise over downtown Raleigh at Science Online 2012.

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The Thoughtful Animal

Using Blogs and Social Media in Undergrad Classrooms

This January, John Hawks (of his eponymous weblog) and I are moderating a session as part of the education track at Science Online in North Carolina. Blogging in the undergraduate science classroom (how to maximize the potential of course blogs) (discussion) – Jason Goldman and John Hawks This session will mainly feature a roundtable discussion [...]

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The Urban Scientist

Wordless Wednesday: Adventures in Science Scribing

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At ScienceOnline2012 I signed up for a workshop, Science Scribe 2.0. It was a hands-on, interactive workshop on visual storytelling lead by @Experrinment. I had fun, though I wasn’t feeling very sure. I returned home and gave it another try, this time scribing a dissertation defense. I soon realized that I needed the right tools, [...]

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The Urban Scientist

Wordless Wednesday: This is what scientists look like

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Like this! Once upon a time, you could go into a classroom – any grade level, any age, anywhere in the US – and ask children to describe what a scientist looks like.  Almost invariably, most children would present an illustration of an older white male, with white hair, a mustache and/or beard wearing a [...]

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The Urban Scientist

Diversity in Science Carnival #12: Broadening Participation in Science online and on the ground, a #scio12 #diversity summary

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The truth is ScienceOnline is one of the most inclusive science communities I have ever encountered.  I think it’s because the people who attend this unconference – where everyone fully participates – are science communicators in every sense of the word. Whether they tweet or blog or write for mainstream media or author popular science [...]

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The Urban Scientist

Musings on #Diversity at #Scio12, Guest Post by Daniela Hernandez

Photo of Danielle Lee (The Urban Scientist), Alberto Roca (Minority Postdoc), and Daniela Hernandez at the 2011 SACNAS Conference. Photo courtesy of Minority Postdoc.

The concept of increasing diversity in science and science communication has worked in my favor. I got minority supplements to work in labs and travel awards to conferences. I received fellowships to report on health issues in minority populations for newspapers. Not bad, for a first generation immigrant. But until recently, my own ethnicity was not something I discussed openly very [...]

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The Urban Scientist

#scio12: The Big Takeaway from the Broadening Participation Panel

Science Online has become my favorite annual conference to attend, by far.  Where else can I be simultaneously surrounded by, tutored, and refreshed by hundreds of folks who are equally geeked about science, technology, outreach, quality education, and social justice and equality as I am? And I love, nay exhilarated by the fact that these [...]

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The Urban Scientist

#Scio12: Broadening participation in STEM – Advice for Allies

A big question that comes up often, both online and in real life: How can non-minority allies cultivate and retain minority students into the sciences (or any of the other STEM disciplines? The truth is, the answer is to make the education experience relevant and welcoming.  Easier said than done.  For one reason is that [...]

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The Urban Scientist

#Scio12: Broadening Participation of Underrepresented populations science & science communication

I’m moderating a session at the ScienceOnline2012 Conference next week in Research Triangle, NC: Broadening Participation of Underrepresented populations in online science communication & communities. Since I began science blogging (in 2006) I’ve spent a considerable amount of my energy emphasizing diversity in the sciences.  It simply reflected my interests in real life.  The inspiration [...]

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