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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!

Improv for STEM Presenters: High School Edition

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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 More

Lise Meitner: A Passion for Physics

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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 More

Barbara McClintock, Genius Geneticist and Gender Subversive

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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 More

“Get Inspired: Four Brilliant Women Scientists” talk at University of Northern Iowa, March 26, 2015

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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

IBHA Performance

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I borrowed this image from littlebighistory.com. Cool right? Recently, I got to perform at the International Big History Association conference. Funded generously by Bill Gates, this group “…seeks to understand the integrated history of the Cosmos, Earth, Life, and Humanity, using … Read More Read More