#NoCeilings: International Women’s Day

My mother once told me that she refused to get a sonogram when she was pregnant with me. This was back in China in the mid-1980s, only a few years after the one-child policy had been implemented. She said that if friends and family knew I was a girl, they might try to convince her to get […]

A project six years in the making

A lot of my conversations with Lindsay involve me complaining. Either about the weather, or the spotty wifi in my office, or how I’m convinced Lifehacker is reading my mind. (I search for something and 24 hours later a post appears on their website on that exact topic. You try explaining that!) Anyway, my latest […]

#TheDress: Love it or hate it – we’re talking science

OK, I admit it.  We had the obligatory argument in the office over #TheDress. (I’m team #WhiteandGold) And here we are, four days later, still arguing over it. I don’t really care about the dress or most flash-in-the-pan social media events. But what I do care about is that for the last few days, all sorts […]

Picture of the Day: Engineering Design Challenge

There’s method to my madness. The University of Maryland had their annual Alumni Cup Competition. Each engineering department is given one week to complete a design challenge. This year’s theme was “How many engineers does it take to screw in a lightbulb?”           The chemical engineers wore lab coats and goggles. […]

Picture of the Day – Growing Deltas in Atchafalaya Bay

Nature produces some pretty impressive things all on its own. This image of deltas in Atchafalaya Bay is stunning in its colors and what it symbolizes. Here’s the backstory on this vibrant wetland from NASA/Earth Observatory: The delta plain of the Mississippi River is disappearing. The lobe-shaped arc of coastal land from the Chandeleur Islands in […]

Picture of the Day (POTD) – Math doodles

“So what is it that you do?” I get asked this question all the time… even from grad school friends who have known me for years. Take a look at the doodles currently on my walls. Who said math can’t be colorful AND fun? Nerd alert: For those of you are curious, the symbols in […]

The time has come …

… the Walrus said, “To talk of many things:” It’s a quote from a Lewis Carroll poem that keeps bouncing around my head as we gear up for this podcast. We’ve been working on the website, editing the audio and talking to some really interesting ladies and I’ve just been itching to actually have something to share. […]

Episode 1: The Big (Bang) Introduction

DJI Phantom

For our very first podcast, Lindsay and I sit down to discuss drones and the future of unmanned systems. Door-to-door burrito delivery, please! Have a listen and let us know what you think in the comments. P.S. The pictured aircraft is of a DJI Phantom. Pretty nifty, n’est-ce pas?