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The Urban Scientist

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    DNLee DNLee is a biologist and she studies animal behavior, mammalogy, and ecology . She uses social media, informal experiential science experiences, and draws from hip hop culture to share science with general audiences, particularly under-served groups. Follow on Twitter @DNLee5.
  • Wordless Wednesday: #EBONYPower100 for Social Media (& Science Outreach) Influence

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    EBONY Magazine announces the 2014 honorees of their 2014 Power 100 List – names of the most influential African Americans in every facet of life from politics, entertainment, health, science, academics, and media. I am very honored (and surpised) and humbled to be named as a recipient of this recognition. I grew up reading EBONY [...]

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    You Should Know: Dr. Cynthia Coleman and Musings on Native Science

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    Welcome to the sixteenth installment of You Should Know, where I give my own #ScholarSunday salute to Science Bloggers and the Blogs you may not yet know about.   Introducing…Dr. Cynthia Coleman and Musings on Native Science. Musings on Native Science is a blog  about science but the main topic is how Western science and [...]

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    You Should Know Dr John A Johnson and


    Welcome to fifteenth installment of my You Should Know Series. It’s where I give my own #ScholarSunday salute to Science Bloggers and Blogs I believe the rest of the world should follow. You Should Know Dr John A Johnson and The blog name comes from the Hawaiian word Mahalo which means thank you; and [...]

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    Wordless Wednesday: We did it for Lindsey and The Fab Lab!

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    I am over-the-moon delighted to announce that Lindsey Murphy, a.k.a. Crazy Aunt Lindsey has successfully reached her crowdfunding goal to bring back her fan-favorite science edutainment show – The Fab Lab with Crazy Aunt Lindsey. I really wanted to see Season 3 and I am happy that you all wanted to see it, too. Here [...]

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    You Should Know: Lauren Sakowski and NeuroCultureBlog

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    Welcome to the fourteenth installment of You Should Know, where I give my own #ScholarSunday salute to Science Bloggers and Blogs you may not yet know about. Introducing…Lauren Sakowski and NeurocultureBlog. NeurocultureBlog is home to neuroscience graduate student, Lauren Sakowski. She is currently working on her PhD in neuroscience at the University of Delaware. She [...]

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    One Week left to apply for Society for Wetland Scientists Undergrad Mentoring Program

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    Undergraduate College Students interested in Environmental Science Careers should apply this mentoring program to attend the annual science conference of Society of Wetland Scientists. Attending professional science conferences is an important part of your academic training as a scientist. Conferences are essential networking opportunities for scholars and they also provide a platform to demonstrate your [...]

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    How it feels to be #BlackandSTEM and a Woman

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    I was sitting on this post for a while now. I said I would publish it this week, but I already felt procrastination kicking in. It was going to get pushed into next week or later. Then I got a tweet announcing today’s (October 30, 2014) #BlackandSTEM chat topic: Being #BLACKandSTEM and woman. So, here’s [...]

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    Urban Science Adventure: Make Autumn Leaf Lanterns

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    It’s fall and lovely outside, but you also want to keep your students or grand/children engaged in fun activities. Well, take a look up and then down. Those beautiful autumn leaves are your inspiration and your activity prop. Leaf rubbings are my favorite. FAVE-O-RITE* science arts-and-crafts, but you can do so much more*. And just [...]

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    If you can’t be a good example, be a warning. How EcoInternet’s #Scicomm #Fail can make you a more culturally aware science communicator

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    When I started grad school I was excited. Excited because I saw the pursuit of knowledge as the this special calling, free of the BS that my friends who worked in corporations or the government or even education had to deal with. I was apart of this fraternity of knowledge-seekers. Yea, there’s some hazing of [...]

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    You Should Know: Dr. Dr. Buddhini Samarasinghe and Jargon Wall

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    Welcome to the thirteenth installment of You Should Know, where I give my own #ScholarSunday salute to Science Bloggers and Blogs you may not yet know about. Introducing…Dr. Buddhini Samarasinghe We travel back to the UK to meet Dr. Buddhini Samarasinghe. Dr. Samarasinghe earned her PhD from the University of Glasgow in the United Kingdom. [...]

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