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The Urban Scientist


A hip hop maven blogs on urban ecology, evolutionary biology & diversity in the sciences
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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.
  • You Should Know: Nadia Myrthil and A Lady in Neurophilosophy

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    It’s the 20th installment of this series, and the first one of the new year. Happy 2015! You Should Know introduces you to scientists (and engineers), science blogs and now science communicators that offer value information via social media to wider and broader audiences. Introducing…Nadia Myrthil and A Lady in Neurophilosophy Lady in Neurophilosophy is a new [...]

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    Weekend To Do: Apply for paid Summer Research Programs in STEM

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    Lately, I’ve been posting a lot of REU (Research Experiences for Undergraduates) on Facebook (Like my Fan Pages and get updates, too. Here and Here) and Twitter, and now I am going to put it all in one place so that it is easy to share.  REUs are opportunities for students to brighten up their [...]

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    Time To Teach: Supporting Technology for Science Education in Special Education Classrooms

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    As regular readers of this blog are aware, I am deep proponent of science outreach to the under-served. However, I acknowledge one of the areas that I am weak and that’s in my science outreach to individuals with special education needs. I have attended teaching workshops designed to assist educators in revamping courses for students [...]

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    #ReclaimMLK: The Revolutionary and Geek – my thoughts on rejecting sanitized images of Dr. King

    I was a tour guide of Black History and Civil Rights History in Memphis from 1994-1999. I've been in this museum close to 100 times, maybe more and guided groups through it's halls.

    The United States national holiday that commemorates the birth of human and civil rights leader Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is always a somber occasion for me. I acknowledge that I am all into my feelings today, because of today, because of the current climate of social injustice our nation is witnessing again. I’m [...]

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    Undergraduate Research Highlights from #SICB2015

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    Happy New Year! I hope you all had a restorative holiday break. I spent nearly two weeks with family and friends and it was glorious. I capped off the break attending the annual meeting Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology. I attended talks and networked.   The highlight of the meeting was meeting undergraduate researchers [...]

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    Hip Hop Evolution Files: Anaconda Educational Version

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    I love a great HipHopEd Science Explainer. This one is timely, entertaining, creative, and quite accurate. It’s a satire of Nicki Minaj’s Anaconda. The song (lyrics) and video (images) are not safe for work (or minors). But dang, I enjoy the original song and this “remix” by College Humor. Anaconda – The Educational Version (Nicki [...]

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    You Should Know: Dr. Brandeis Marshall and csdoctorsister chits

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    Welcome to the nineteenth 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. Brandeis Marshall and csdoctorsister chits csdoctorsister chits represents the different facets of Dr. Marshall’s individual personality: she is a Doctor, and Sister, and knows her Computer Science.  [...]

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    You Should Know: Paulette Vincent Ruz and Adventures in Chemistryland

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    Welcome to the eighteenth 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 Paulette Vincent Ruz and Adventures in Chemistryland Adventures in Chemistryland is a blog about are Ms. Ruz’s experiences as a rookie chemistry teacher.  As she learns how [...]

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    Wordless Wednesday: 2015 TED Fellows named

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    I am over the moon excited to be included among the 2015 class of TED Fellows. The genius represented by this list blows my mind. I’m trying not to let nervousness and anxiety keep me from bringing my A game to the TED meeting in March 2015. Surely, my co-hort will bring it and so [...]

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