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The Science Online 2012 Keynote Speaker

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Carin and I will soon be at Science Online 2012.  As I mentioned last post, we both will be running workshops on video-making and will be your hosts for the Cyberscreen Science Film Festival 2012.

The Keynote speaker this year is National Geographic Host and Primatologist, Mireya Mayor. Her speech is titled The Vain Girl’s Survival Guide to Science and The Media

Earlier this year, she published her book describing her very exciting life, called Pink Boots and a Machete: My Journey from NFL Cheerleader to National Geographic Host.

Her story is quite inspirational, especially for teenage girls.

Joanne and teen daughter, Amanda

To that end, I had my 17 year old daughter Amanda read the book, too,

and we filmed a review together. Here’s what we had to say:



I look forward to meeting Mireya in just a few days. I must remember to bring the book for her to sign for Amanda!

Joanne Manaster About the Author: Joanne Manaster is a university level cell and molecular biology lecturer with an insatiable passion for science outreach to all ages. Enjoy her quirky videos at, on twitter @sciencegoddess and on her Facebook page at JoanneLovesScience Follow on Twitter @sciencegoddess.

The views expressed are those of the author and are not necessarily those of Scientific American.

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  1. 1. WMike 11:10 am 04/24/2012

    This is a good combination of mother and daughter. Mike Warren

    Link to this

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