What do you think of when you hear “tyrannosaur”? I bet you thought of T-Rex. But did you know that there are over twenty-five species of tyrannosaur species, big and small, spanning millions of years? Before I visited the exhibition Tyrannosaurs: Meet The Family, I didn’t know that either. Continue Reading
The film Hidden Figures follows the stories of three African-American women critical to the American space race. While the movie didn’t win any Oscars, despite three nominations, it did a phenomenal job at the box office. Movies like this can have a profound impact on helping people of color relate to scientists and find a point where science is personally relevant. Continue Reading
The quote may seem random, but on some calendars, May 1st is Save the Rhino Day.
To wrap up February on this very fine leap day, I present to you an interview with a colleague of mine, Anthony Morgan, who’s up to some interesting things in science communication. We chatted about why science matters and how we can invite more diversity in science by just being ourselves.
Anthony showcased his home-made hoverboard at Daily Planet.
A few weekends ago I attended Tri-Con, a local convention hosted by THEMUSEUM. It was loads of fun. I got some swag, mostly buttons, and prints, and I got to see real-live cosplayers. I fangirled a little when I saw Korra and Asami from Avatar: Legends of Korra, Peebles and Marceline from Adventure Time, and some Old School Storm Troopers. There were tons of panel sessions on various nerdy topics but the panel I made an effort to attend was a session called “The Science (or lack of Science) in Science Fiction” hosted by Nerd Night KW. Continue Reading