A recent Twitter campaign, #SkypeaScientistQuestions, inspired me to write down some of the most common and most creative questions that I have gotten over the last six sessions with various classrooms through Skype a Scientist. Many of these were from 5th graders, of which only two were in coastal states and had regular access to…… Continue reading Skype a Scientist Question Roundup – Fall 2018 and Spring 2019
I’ll be honest, when I started graduate school two years ago I believed I was “bad” at social media. I was inconsistent at best with platforms like Facebook and Snapchat, and I had no desire to learn about networking websites like LinkedIn. Anyway, platforms like Instagram and Twitter would just be distractions, right? That being…… Continue reading How Twitter has helped me in graduate school
As the winter chill is setting in around Lawrence, a few annual outreach events have come and gone. As co-chairs of the Graduate Student Organization (GSO) Outreach Committee this year, I try to participate in as many events as possible. And of course, it is hard to pass up the chance to talk to folks about…… Continue reading Spooky Science and Girl Scout Expo!
My first visit to the National Aquarium was also a behind-the-scenes tour of the jellyfish room with Jennie Janssen (@JellyJanssen). I was completely mesmerized by hundreds of jellies in various industrial-sized aquaria. But I should also note, I am frequently mesmerized by jellies, big and small, be they in an aquarium or under the scope… Continue reading So many jelly photos!
In the 95F heat, jetlagged, and arriving in DC less than 24 hours prior, I cannot describe how happy I was to do a little jellyfish outreach with the interns and researchers of the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) Invertebrate Biology Aquaroom at the Annual Smithsonian Staff Picnic! Along with Dr. Allen Collins, Dr.… Continue reading Lives of Jellies at the Mall!
At least I am pretty sure it is, took me a majority of the day to figure out how to get this blog put together. But fingers crossed it worked. Probably best to say up front I have never really had a life-long desire to start a blog, least not one that was somewhat personal.…… Continue reading My first post!