The older I get and the more ‘seasoned’ I become in this science outreach arena, I come to believe more and more that role models matter.
Attending the 2011 SACNAS Conference in San Jose, California, October 27-30th, before the beginning of Native American Heritage Month was just the eye-opening experience I needed to host the 11th edition of the Diversity in Science Carnival.
On Friday, I was invited by a friend at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington to give a talk to an undergraduate colloquium about Science Writing/Blogging and how students might be able to pursue it as a potential career path.
Today, sitting down to my Twitter feed, I saw a new link to Dr. Alex Berezow’s old piece on why psychology cannot call itself a science.
Two years ago I came up with what I regarded as an awesome idea. What if I could pay down the debt I acquired while in graduate school through service?
Welcome to the tenth installment of You Should Know, where I give my own #ScholarSunday salute to Science Bloggers and Blogs you may not yet know about.
I’m rethinking my feeding enrichment protocols. My pouched rats, Cricetomys gambianus and C. ansorgei, are food generalists but in the lab we feed them commercially available rodent or rabbit chow.
“The first thing you have to do to study 4,000-year-old DNA is take off your clothes.” Marlene Zuk’s new book Paleofantasy: What Evolution Really Tells Us About Sex, Diet, and How We Live begins in classic science-writer style.
What you don’t know could hurt your career out of the gate. As a senior graduate student and post-doc you hear people tell you how important it is to get enough start up funds.
April 11, 2014 would have been Dr. Julian Percy’s 115th Birthday and it was a beautiful site to behold – seeing today’s Google Doodle honoring the man and his science.
Undergraduate College Students interested in Environmental Science Careers should apply this mentoring program to attend the annual science conference of Society of Wetland Scientists.
On Friday, I saw people responding to reading a New York Times Op-Ed piece (published September 18, 2014) about the Sexual Assault Problem in Science. In late July several major news outlets reported on this problem, too. Women in the Sciences Report Harassment and Assault (July 24, 2014) is the most ground-breaking and important research [...]
I wrote an essay as part of a Group Post at #HopeJahrenSureCanWrite about being your authentic self – name and all – on the internet.
Last fall was a waste. At least, that’s how it felt on the late November day I received an email from the school principal essentially kicking me out of her school.
We’ve been trying to revive the Laboratory for Evolutionary Endocrinology (LEE) blog this year so that our lab puts out a bit more content.
This is pretty much ALL I’ve been doing day in and day out for several weeks now. Writing, Editing, Revising, Reading references, Re-reading references, Writing some more, etc.
Because I know you all have missed seeing the rats. Here are some photos of the most adorable research subjects, EVER!! These photos are from novel food introduction tests.
The particular numbers on which I’m focused aren’t cool ones like pi, although I suspect they’re not entirely rational, either.
[Data collection fortnight ends today. And then we shall return to our regularly scheduled programming. Until then, here's Rule #1, from the archives.] If you are giving a talk, or teaching a class, or are otherwise responsible for transmitting content from your brain to other peoples’ brains, you should be able to give that talk [...]
I was asked to be a guest on a local NPR affiliate show today with Amanda Hess (in a previously recorded interview) and Emily Graslie (with me in the second half).