Picture of the day: Hubble Uncovering the Secrets of the Quintuplet Cluster

Credit: ESA/NASA Although this cluster of stars gained its name due to its five brightest stars, it is home to hundreds more. The huge number of massive young stars in the cluster is clearly captured in this NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image. The cluster is located close to the Arches Cluster and is just 100 […]

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 […]