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3 Reasons I’m hanging up my lab coat for a business suit

Yesterday I officially resigned from my research science position to take a new, non-academic position. It was horribly bittersweet. Although I am excited about the next chapter in my life, I have been involved in research science and teaching since an undergraduate student work-study position on the R/V Lucky Lady out of UMASS-Dartmouth (1990!). Here … Continue reading »

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What do scientists do?

Hold your horses! Cool your jets! Take it down a notch! Take a chill pill! The English language is wonderfully redundant — there are many ways to say the same thing. It turns out that a bacterial community is also redundant too. In my “day job” I do full time research on aquatic bacteria. Background … Continue reading »

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Scientific American Guest Blogs

Periodically, I post blogs on the Scientific American Guest Blog. Here are examples: 3 Strategies for an Original Science Fair project idea: How to answer the 5 most common questions from a science fair judge: Anatomy of a science fair project:

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A Day in the Life of a Science Fair Judge

6:00 am: On computer, check all email accounts looking for anything urgent from real job, answer emails, check website, Twitter, and Facebook 6:30 am: Off computer, make school lunches, sign homework, feed fish, turtle, and dogs, drive kids to school 7:30 am: Find nice clothes, find iron, iron nice clothes (not something scientists usually worry … Continue reading »

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The Science Fair has become a competitive sport and well-coached kids increase their odds of success. This blog is designed to help parents, teachers, and other mentors become better coaches for students wanting to successfully compete in a Science Fair. Throughout the website, you’ll see many sports-themed analogies because I want to connect science with … Continue reading »

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