Teaching marine science in schools is essential
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Teaching marine science in schools is essential

This is a guest post written by STEM education consultant Chris Anderson. Chris writes the science education blog Science Over Everything.   70% of the Earth’s surface is covered by ocean. The oceans contain 97% of the Earth’s water and are home to 50% of the Earth’s species. And while 40% of Americans live in … Continue reading

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

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

9 ways the “women to STEM pipeline” isn’t enough
Energy, News, and Climate / Science and Communication

9 ways the “women to STEM pipeline” isn’t enough

Funneling women into STEM majors seems easy enough. Add enough women in the mix, and (like trickle-down economics) those women will get tenure track positions, they’ll encourage the next generation and so on. In a perfect world, if a girl were interested in science, she would study science, and then she would get a job … Continue reading