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Wordless Wednesday: 2015 TED Fellows named

2015 TED Fellows announcement

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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The Urban Scientist

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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The Urban Scientist

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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The Urban Scientist

I want to see Season 3 of The Fab Lab with Crazy Aunt Lindsey!

Crazy Aunt Lindsey

I began blogging – at Urban Science Adventures ! © as an outlet and tester for my bigger, bolder dream – to create and star in my own Science Television program. At the time, 2006, there were no people of color, no women, and no Black Women at all who had served as a host [...]

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The Urban Scientist

This Happened: Science Online is no more

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I got the email that many other #sciox-ers got. ScienceOnline the non-profit entity that introduced me to some AWESOME people and spring-boarded my extra-curricular career is no more. The 2015 meeting that was planned has also been cancelled. I’m feeling some kind of way. I really enjoyed the meeting. I regarded it as my other [...]

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The Urban Scientist

GeekGirlCon or Bust! Help me and my friends bring the #DIYSciZone back

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Back by popular demand. The DIY Science Zone at GeekGirlCon ‘14! I and my Science-y friends are returning to Seattle to join our friend and founder of the #DIYSciZone, Ray Burks, to bring real-live science to #GGC14 con attendees young and old, and we need your help bringing it back. What is the DIY Science [...]

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The Urban Scientist

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

beautiful jellies - how can you not love that?

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

CREDIT: AP Photo/ Gbemiga Olamikan

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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