This past week, I attended the State Energy Conference in Raleigh, NC. Not your typical scientific conference, but I would suggest looking for more of these types of events to all graduate students. Look for something that’s related to your field but is not catered solely to the academic community. It will really broaden your … Continue reading
Monthly Archives: April 2015
4 ways to make a difference this Earth Day
Today is April 22nd, also know as “Earth Day.” Today people will bake earth shaped cookies, bike to work, do city cleanups, plant trees, and maybe even recycle. All of this stuff is great! The earth is a pretty imporatnt place. We live here and it’s our home. The only one we’ve ever known and … Continue reading
Conservation Triage: Learning to Let Go
I want to apologize in advance for what may seem like a disheartening post. I didn’t mean to, but I started writing about an issue I’ve always wondered about, and it sort of just happened. I promise my next post will be so uplifting, you’ll feel like standing up and dancing like this miniature poodle. … Continue reading
The California Drought: why I care and implications for sustainability
The current drought in California has taken over the environmental sciences news headlines (not that there are a whole lot of environmental science headlines in the first place…) with the recent announcement of drastic mandatory cutbacks in water issued by the state’s governor. Having lived on the east coast for the last 20 years of … Continue reading
Drones from the Deep: How Will Underwater Robots Help Us Learn More About the Ocean?
In the past year or so, the idea of drone robots filling our skies has captured our collective imagination. Drones have already been used for not-so-great things, such as the U.S’s drone strikes, but they have also been used to collect scientific data, in filmmaking, as a part of search and rescue operations, to prevent … Continue reading
If Marine Sciences were Houses in Game of Thrones…
(I’m stretching the limits of what this blog will allow ya’ll…) Also, disclaimer: some of these might seem like I somehow think less of you if you fall into one of these categories (what even is nutri-genomics??), but please know, I love all science and it’s all in good fun. Biogeochemists – Targaryen Let’s be … Continue reading
On the Cusp of the 2016 Election: Why Is Politics Avoiding Science?
This week, we have a special guest post from Joey Murphy, a former UNC undergraduate and current Research Assistant at the UNC Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases, on why science issues never seem to come up during U.S elections. Why you gotta be like that, politics? See his post to learn why we should … Continue reading