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Interested in Science Communication? Apply for Science Writers 2014 Diversity Travel Fellowship

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Interested in Science Communication? Are you a scientist or engineer interested in science communication and journalism? Are you a journalist interested in covering more science, tech, health, medicine, nutrition, environment or engineering news? Are you a student majoring in journalism, communication or science, engineering? Either way, it doesn’t matter. If you are interested in science, [...]

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The Urban Scientist

Spend a semester in Bermuda studying Marine and Atmospheric Sciences

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Early experiences can really have a formative impact on a person’s life, even or perhaps especially when it comes to  career trajectories. I had several exciting exposures to sciences as a child and teen and in college – most of those experiences were related to animals, ecology, and the environment.  But I could have easily [...]

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The Urban Scientist

Wordless Wednesday: #BringBackOurDaughters

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Two weeks ago over 200 young girls between the ages of 16-18 were re-taking a physics exam in northeast Nigeria were invaded by Boko Haram terrorist. Armed men descended upon their school, defenseless and out of surprised kicked in doors and corralled them into trucks and took them away. Some reports from nearby villagers indicate they [...]

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The Urban Scientist

Go Big Red!! I’m at Cornell and I want to meet you at Yuri’s Night

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I mostly dropped some hints on Twitter and Facebook, but now I am officially announcing it: Trumpet blares: I have transferred to Cornell University. I’m doing the same work, continuing my post doc, but I have a new glammy shingle to hang on my door, embossed insignia on my business card: Last fall I was [...]

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The Urban Scientist

Wanted: Diverse, Innovative Problem-solvers, Next Generation Scientists

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When I departed for college my grandmother told me to join the debate team, because I was always arguing trying to prove a point. She was correct. I was a chatty Cathy and was always defending advocating my positions.  Debating was the most exhilarating intellectual experience I had had until that time. It was a [...]

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The Urban Scientist

A night of science and stars at the Chabot Space & Science Museum with OZY and me

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There has been much talk about new media organizations as of late. Whom and which are innovative enough, new enough, dynamic enough? Diverse enough? Well, it’s still too early to call it but I am excited about one of the new new players – OZY. It stamps it self as Smarter. Fresher. Different.  So far, [...]

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The Urban Scientist

Engaging girls in STEM: #WomeninSTEM #STEMchat March 18

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Who are your heroes of science? Mine include Marie Curie, Roger Arliner Young and Rubye Torrey. March is Womens History Month and I’m celebrating Women and Girls in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics). On Tuesday, March 18, 2014, 9 pm EST, I will be participating in a #STEMchat discussing #WomeninSTEM with @KitchPantrySci, Liz Heinecke,@NGCProject, [...]

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The Urban Scientist

White House to Honor STEM Diversity and Access “Champions of Change”

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I’ve been on the road and I finally show up in Ithaca, to join the rest of my lab group at Cornell and the first thing I say to my boss is: “So, ummm….I’m going to the White House this week.” PRESS RELEASE THE WHITE HOUSE Office of Communications ________________________________________________________________ FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 24, [...]

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The Urban Scientist

Communicating Science in Chicago – come see me!

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I will be in Chicago, Illinois, attending the American Association for the Advancement of Science, AAAS, meeting in Chicago February 13-17, 2014. As the largest general science conferences ever it hosts presentations and demonstrations  health, medicine, agriculture, engineering, life sciences, physical sciences, social sciences, education, mathematics, policy, and more. I will be presenting on Thursday, February 13 [...]

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The Urban Scientist

Celebrating the Unsung Heros of Science and Black History

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During my school years, I was excited about Black History Month. I was very fortunate to have a host of culturally-aware teachers who gleefully threaded lessons of Black Achievement through out all of my subjects. To cap the entire month out, we had a school-wide assembly that was a big celebration of all of the [...]

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