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Advert Informs that Dmitri Mendeleev Knew the Science of Perfect Vodka

Dmitri Mendeleev (Wikipedia)

I just viewed an advertisement released last month from Russian Standard Vodka that claims its product is ‘The Convergence of Science and Nature’. In just over three minutes, it tells us the story of Mendeleev and a few other tidbits of science fact to convince us this is so, along with impressive visuals. This cinematographically [...]

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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

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!

Students at a nature center doing hands on urban ecology observations

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

#NPRBlacksinTech – a conversation about African American participation in American Innovation fields

#NPRBlacksinTech Week 2

NPR Tell Me More Program with Michel Martin has been hosting an on-going conversation about the state of African-American participation in technology, as well as science and engineering field. It began with an on air radio program on November 27, 2013: A Day In The Life: Blacks At The Cutting Edge Of Innovation (Podcast of [...]

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The Urban Scientist

#DIYSciZone Fundraising update – halfway ready for Geek Girl Con ’13

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Two weeks ago I told you I was going to GeekGirlCon. I’m super excited. It’ll be a Curly Hair Mafia meetup for sure (@DrRubidium and@LalSox will be there) and we’ll all be geeky and dirty doing hands-on science activities in the DIY Science Zone! Thanks to everyone’s generous support we have raised a little over [...]

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The Urban Scientist

This Blerd Girl is Geek Girl Con or Bust!

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Yes! I’m going to Seattle, Washington, and going to enjoy every single geeky moment of GeekGirlCon (GGC) ! Thanks to my Curly Hair Mafia sister @DrRubidium, she has pulled off the Geek Heist of all time: Assembling a Motley Crew of Geeksters – Cos Playing Pseuds, Funny Hat Wearing Physicists, a Rubber Duck Chemist, a [...]

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The Urban Scientist

#SXSW 2014 PanelPicker is open and I’m voting for Broader STEM Engagement

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Source We Are Bit Yes, it’s that time of year again: PanelPicker for South By South West.  As always, the lineup for the Interactive events are crowdsourced. Some great social media mavens put some hard work into creating some awesome proposals, now they need your help to ring them to the main stage.  In the [...]

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The Urban Scientist

Wordless Wednesday: Science debuts at NABJ

NABJ 2013 Science Journalism 101 Panel

Yes, I owe you a proper recap, but in the meantime, please enjoy these snapshots of my greatest highlights at my very first National Association of Black Journalists meeting in Orlando, Florida July 31-August 4, 2013. @IvanOransky, @Jbey @robinlloyd99, @DavidKroll @Paul_Goodloe @JacqEHoward, @SciFleur @JamilahLemieux

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