SciREN Triangle 2014– Inaugural scientist/ educator networking event in Raleigh, NC
How do we science? / Science and Communication / Scientists in Action!

SciREN Triangle 2014– Inaugural scientist/ educator networking event in Raleigh, NC

On Thursday November 13th, 2014 the first annual SciREN Triangle workshop took place. This event was hosted by the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh. SciREN (The Scientific Research and Education Network) is an outreach organization run entirely by graduate students. It has its roots in marine sciences and graduate students from Duke … Continue reading

How to read a scientific paper – if you’re not a scientist
How do we science? / Science

How to read a scientific paper – if you’re not a scientist

If you don’t use phrases like heteroscedasticity, dynamic convection, or quantitative polymerase chain reaction in your everyday life, join the club. I don’t either. But words like these can make scientific articles seem abstract and inaccessible. Have no fear, dear readers, I am here to tell you that you too can enjoy the pleasure derived … Continue reading

Two steps forward and one step back: Philae and #shirtstorm
Policy / Science / Science and Communication

Two steps forward and one step back: Philae and #shirtstorm

Yesterday The European Space Agency (ESA) did something really awesome. They landed a probe on a moving comet. Let’s just think about that for a minute. ESA has been running the Rosetta mission for 13 years and it has traveled over 6 billion Km to reach its destination (Comet 67P). This is obviously much more … Continue reading

Old Men Go Fishing with Black Line and Spoons
Marine Life / Marine Preservation / Policy / Science / Science and Communication / Scientists in Action!

Old Men Go Fishing with Black Line and Spoons

I don’t study fish. It’s one of my limits. I don’t study anything with a face. Or cells. So when I first learned the word “fisheries” I threw it into that chum-bucket of knowledge I’ve grown accustomed to knowing the existence of, but essentially ignoring. But there’s an aspect of fishery study that I connect … Continue reading