The Official Jennifer Joy Website!

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!

The SciArt6 Tours!

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This spring, my environmental performing troupe, The SciArt6, has some touring gigs in upstate NY.  We’ve got some fresh work!  We have new pieces focusing on environmental racism.  We’re also updating our sketch comedy with the latest from the Paris … Read More Read More

Telling Evolution Stories via Hip Hop and Comedy

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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 More

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