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 […]

A night at the (Air and Space) Museum

Air and Space museum

There are some opportunities that are too good to turn down. Celebrating the National Air and Space Museum’s 40th anniversary with a late night wander through the exhibits is definitely one of them. As part of the celebrations, the museum opened its doors at 8pm until 10am the next morning. They provided some drinks and food […]

Episode 23: My (Hominin) Hips Don’t Lie

Hey ‘Scopers, we’re back with a brand new anthropology-centric episode! Dr. Caroline Van Sickle, postdoctoral fellow in feminist biology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, joins us for an in-depth discussion about sex differences, the anatomy of the pelvis, and her work in the Rising Star Expedition. Grab a cup of coffee, plug in some headphones, and let us entertain […]

On the runway: Traveling the world with a solar-powered airplane

Just a year ago, I graduated from Virginia Tech with my degree in electrical engineering and now I am in Phoenix, AZ with Solar Impulse, a 326 ft. wingspan solar-powered airplane, preparing myself to travel across the United States, Europe, and finally land in Abu Dhabi. How did this happen? Graduating college, I did not even know […]