Yearly Archives: 2015

Telling Evolution Stories via Hip Hop and Comedy

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?? … Read More

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Improv for STEM Presenters: High School Edition

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, … Read More

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Lise Meitner: A Passion for Physics

Lise Meitner

Lise Meitner

Ever since I read E=mc2, A Biography of the World’s Most Famous Equation,Read More

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Barbara McClintock, Genius Geneticist and Gender Subversive

Barbara McClintock as a young women

Barbara McClintock as a young woman

From the beginning of her life, Barbara McClintock knew she was different. Born in 1902 in Hartford, … Read More

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“Get Inspired: Four Brilliant Women Scientists” talk at University of Northern Iowa, March 26, 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. … Read More

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