Welcome to my online home. I’m either entertaining at a comedy club or college, or lost in a sci fi bookstore. Or maybe I’m teaching a workshop. If not, I might be watching my Star Trek dvds. Again. Check out my blog and follow me on Twitter to find out!
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What’s the most effective way to teach junior high and high school students about science? Long, droning lectures? Or by using comedy, characters and hip hop-style vocal sound effects?? My collaborator, Benu Muhammad, and I think students learn best when … Read More Read MoreApril 7, 2015
I had a terrific time this past Saturday with the high school students in the DC Environmentors program. These folks pair a scientist-mentor with a high school student interested in science, especially environmental science. The students work on science projects … Read More Read MoreMarch 20, 2015
Ever since I read E=mc2, A Biography of the World’s Most Famous Equation, I’ve been fascinated with Lise Meitner. Born in 1878 in Vienna, this Jewish woman overcame extraordinary prejudice against educated women, and the even greater prejudice against women … Read More Read MoreMarch 16, 2015
From the beginning of her life, Barbara McClintock knew she was different. Born in 1902 in Hartford, CT, she was never content being a “good girl”, or later, becoming “ladylike”. She loved to play sports with the boys, and she … Read More Read MoreFebruary 15, 2015
I’m excited to announce that I’ll be giving my talk, Get Inspired: Four Brilliant Women Scientists on March 26 at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls. When I first started researching the history of women in STEM (science, technology, … Read More Read More