Hello, World: How I plan to be a better STEM communicator

Columnist and Ph.D. student Sara Whitlock over at STAT recently wrote an article urging scientists to become better communicators. Go here and give it a read. It’s worth your time. One of her key points is that the majority of Americans don’t know any scientists. When researchers don’t explain how we do our jobs and what […]

Episode 27: Watch this (Satellite) Space

Salutations! It’s time to celebrate another fantastic lady in STEM with our latest episode. Today’s guest is Dr. Victoria Richmond, a mechanical and aerospace engineer at the Harris Corporation. We chat satellites, antennas and …. pantyhose. It’s not as weird as you think. We promise.

Episode 26: The (Dinosaur) Brain Drain

dinosaur skeleton

Did you know we live among real dinosaurs everyday? It’s true! They’re called birds. In this episode, we discuss the dinosaur family tree and how birds learned to fly with Dr. Eugenia Gold. She is an Instructor in the Department of Anatomical Sciences at Stony Brook University and researches the brains of dinosaurs and their […]

Episode 25: Working (Safely) 9 to 5

It’s a new year (finally!) and we’re kicking off 2017 with an episode to keep you healthy. Take a dive into the world of industrial hygiene. What is that, you ask? Let Nikki McCullough tell you! She’s the Global Technical Services and Regulatory Manager for 3M’s Personal Safety Division. Nikki tells us about all the […]

Lindsay’s Year in Books

Now that you’ve had a peek into Mumu’s bookshelf, it’s time for me to share a bit about what I’ve been reading. (And yes, I had to scroll through Goodreads to actually remember what I read in 2016). We can all agree that 2016 was a pretty miserable year, but these books kept me going. […]

Mumu’s Year in Books

It’s nearly winter break (after I get through this a stack of ungraded exams)! For me, this means marathon reading sessions curled up with a blanket, coffee, and kindle. In the spirit of the season, I share with you all a glimpse into my 2016 bookshelf. Favorite Book of the Year: My Brilliant Friend by […]

Donate to these STEM orgs for #GivingTuesday

There’s been a lot of discussion about what we can do to help the science community, especially since the election. Want to take action but don’t know where to start? Open those wallets and donate to a science charity. In honor of #GivingTuesday, we’re listing ten organizations that are doing good work for STEM, broken […]

Have scientists found a fossilized dinosaur brain?

Could scientists really have discovered a fossilized dinosaur brain? That’s what a new study seems to be indicating. If so, it would be the first time scientists have ever found fossilized brain tissue from a dinosaur. Our podcast guest (her episode is coming soon!) Dr. Eugenia Gold studies dinosaur brain evolution, so we figured she’d be […]

Episode 24: Lions and Tigers and (Dire) Wolves, Oh my

We’re back and excited to drop some (STEM) knowledge. Did you know that dire wolves are real? Seriously. We’re still kind of in shock about it. Also, Saber-toothed Tigers are actually Saber-toothed Cats. We blame the Power Rangers for this misnomer. Today’s episode features Dr. Julie Meachen (@SaberCatWoman), vertebrate paleontologist and assistant professor of anatomy at Des […]

Scotland, och aye – Travels with Mumu

Greetings from Scotland! Nessie also says hello. I’m spending the week in Edinburgh for INCOSE 2016, an international symposium on systems engineering. (And already looking forward to next year’s conference in Australia.) One of the vendors brought along some cute freebies, which I’ve kidnapped. For science. #koalas4days It’s only day 2, and we’ve already had a magic […]