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#IamScience and the Story Collider

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Last week the Story Collider held a 2 year anniversary and stocked it full of I AM SCIENCE stories. Though I was supposed to attend and present, I had to cancel cause we were still settling into our new home in Sweden and the travel costs were approaching astronomical. But science film producer Mindy Weisberger put a really nice 5 minute film together with several people that have a career in some aspect of science. It is a really nice sample of the diverse paths taken to where they are today. Who knows where they, and the rest of us, will end up tomorrow… Special thanks to all the scientists who had to courage to talk about their roads on stage and on film, but also paper, blogs and tweets!

As a brief update on the status of the I AM SCIENCE kickstarter. I have contracted out artwork for the cover and am putting together an intro as we speak. I am also in talks with a book layout designer to help make it more visually appealing. I’m really excited about it and it is pulling together nicely. I’m happy to accept more stories, just use the contact above to get ahold of me if you have a wicked, twisted road to science you’d like to write about. As always, confidentiality and anonymity is gladly supplied.

Kevin Zelnio About the Author: Kevin has a M.Sc. degree in biology from Penn State, a B.Sc. in Evolution and Ecology from University of California, Davis, and has worked at as a researcher at several major marine science institutions. His broad academic research interests have encompassed population genetics, biodiversity, community ecology, food webs and systematics of invertebrates at deep-sea chemosynthetic environments and elsewhere. Kevin has described several new species of anemones and shrimp. He is now a freelance writer, independent scientist and science communications consultant living near the Baltic coast of Sweden in a small, idyllic village.

Kevin is also the assistant editor and webmaster for Deep Sea News, where he contributes articles on marine science. His award-winning writing has been appeared in Seed Magazine, The Open Lab: Best Writing on Science Blogs (2007, 2009, 2010), Discovery Channel, ScienceBlogs, and Environmental Law Review among others. He spends most of his time enjoying the company of his wife and two kids, hiking, supporting local breweries, raising awareness for open access, playing guitar and songwriting. You can read up more about Kevin and listen to his music at his homepage, where you can also view his CV and Résumé, and follow him twitter and Google +.

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