I’ve kept my words short here because I feel like words will always be inadequate. I met Miriam a full 6 months after we had officially become online colleagues — we had agreed to room together at my first ever ScienceOnline in 2011. I suppose I was a little bit nervous about meeting all the . . . → Read More: She inspires me and takes my shoe advice
I’ve been mostly absent from the internets lately (with the exception of my very favorite procrastination method, Twitter), but I have 250 pages of a really good excuse. I’ll be defending my doctoral dissertation on 29 November in San Diego. It’s open to the public, so anyone in the area is invited to come on . . . → Read More: Invitation to my doctoral defense
This is me using a hand-held inclinometer to estimate the wire angle as the manta net is being towed. I was interviewed by the NOAA Marine Debris blog! It’s about my work this October on a NOAA cruise through the eastern part of the North Pacific Central Gyre. What goes into deploying your equipment on . . . → Read More: Interview on the NOAA Marine Debris Blog
Kudos to Chief Scientist Goldstein for the great interview on NPR’s Science Friday with Ira Flatow today. Be sure to listen to the 6 min. interview. This expedition has arguably done one of the best jobs at public outreach. Leave it to a bunch of grad students to set the bar high! Want to know . . . → Read More: SEAPLEX on NPR Science Friday!
I’m really enjoying The Oyster’s Garter these days. Miriam Goldstein keeps me updated with important nature stories like “When sponges ruled the Earth” 635 million years ago in the Early Cambrian epoch, just before the Cambrian explosion. Since more than 90% of modern sponges resemble those ancient sponges, perhaps there’s something to be said for . . . → Read More: She said spawning
Oyster’s Garter brings verse to blue Carnival, sings Ode to sciencey [things].