Month: August 2018

Fight Fire with…(Why it’s good you’re already finishing this title)

Fight Fire with…(Why it’s good you’re already finishing this title)

The elderly woman exhaled loudly as she pushed up from sitting at the kitchen table. She’d heard a knocking from the front porch and wondered if her son had forgotten something earlier. She walked to the kitchen door and looked out across the porch, only…

Girls Talk Math – Engaging Girls through Math Media

Girls Talk Math – Engaging Girls through Math Media

Girls Talk Math is a non-traditional math camp in that students not only learn challenging Mathematics usually not encountered until college, but also research the life of female mathematicians who have worked on related topics. Campers share what they learned during the two-week day camp…

Putting the Brakes on CRISPR

Putting the Brakes on CRISPR

CRISPR-Cas9, more commonly referred to as CRISPR, has been one of the hottest terms in science over the last few years. For goodness sake, Jennifer Lopez is the executive producer of the prospective NBC bio-terror drama CRISPR, which is centered around the gene-editing technique. Starting…

Science communication drives away my graduate anxiety

Science communication drives away my graduate anxiety

I did not know graduate depression was a thing almost a decade ago when I studied for my Master’s degree. I experienced a period of depression symptoms but I did not confide in or consult with anyone. I felt ashamed to talk about my problems.…

Are female túngara frogs better at learning than males because of how they breed?

Are female túngara frogs better at learning than males because of how they breed?

                  As Charles Darwin was the first to document, the behavior, physical features and sexual activities of species. These observations can frequently be understood through the lens of thousands or even millions of years of natural selection.…

A Blood Test to Diagnose Autism Spectrum Disorder

A Blood Test to Diagnose Autism Spectrum Disorder

When it comes to diagnosing children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), earlier is better. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends screening children for ASD between 1.5 – 2 years of age. However up until now, diagnosis of ASD has been driven by clinical observations, often…

Metabolic Therapies with Dr. Dominic D’Agostino

Metabolic Therapies with Dr. Dominic D’Agostino

Dr. Dominic D’Agostino, University of South Florida I had the pleasure of interviewing Dr. Dominic D’Agostino, a scientist with an interesting and diverse research portfolio that includes collaborations with NASA and the US Navy. Dr. D’Agostino majored in Biology and Nutrition Science at Rutgers University…

My Experience Writing for a Trade Magazine

My Experience Writing for a Trade Magazine

During my last year of graduate study in physics, I attended the 2015 ComSciCon Triangle workshop and learned that I could make a career out of science writing. So I began writing for the Pipettepen and applied for the AAAS Mass Media Fellowship in 2016…