Public Radio covers poetry+science paper

In an audio interview and this edited transcript, Wyoming Public Radio reporter London Homer-Wambeam interviewed me about an art-science integration paper I co-authored. In the peer-reviewed article, Poetry as a Creative Practice to Enhance Engagement and Learning in Conservation Science, co-authors and I point to evidence-based examples of how poetry can be a powerful learning, … Continue reading Public Radio covers poetry+science paper

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Newfoundland Rocks!

This summer I visited Newfoundland. I’d heard lots about its attractions - people, music, scenery, food, icebergs, whales, puffins. But I was surprised at what a world-class fascinating place it is for geology. Gros Morne National Park, on the west coast, is a case in point. One of the landmarks in the area is the Tablelands mountain range, a reddish lump of rock over 700 meters high, and totally barren of plant life.  Part of the…

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BITS – Field of Sound by Fabian Oefner

Fabian Oefner is a Switzerland-based artist whose work includes kinetic installations, photography, and film. In his installation Field of Sound, he explores the interactions between sound and motion, translating sonic waves into mesmerizing movement. “Just like a field of barley waiving in the wind, thousands of illuminated stems move to the sound of music,” he explains. Using a control mechanism hidden at the base of the installation, Field of Sound “captures the ephemeral sound waves…

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Necessary Background

If you go to a basketball game, it may take you a few minutes to understand the rules, but pretty quickly you will figure out what’s happening. Sure, there might be niche rules here and there that leave you baffled, but you can still follow along. Furthermore, you don’t have to be an expert at basketball in order to enjoy watching others play. Unfortunately, this isn’t the view people take of mathematics and science. Often,…

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Congratulations Nic

Congratulations to Nic Durish, MSc Computer Science student, who was recently announced as the recipient of the 2018/2019 School of Computer Science Teaching Assistant Award. Nic was nominated for his continued contributions to teaching, learning, and leadership in the School. I have had the pleasure of working with Nic for many years now – bothContinue reading "Congratulations Nic"

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Back To School 2019 Broad Science Youth Edition

Broad Science Youth is Back to school! This special youth edition has been especially released to celebrate science literacy week in Canada http://www.scienceliteracy.ca/ This episode features youth from the Pierre Elliot Trudeau elementary school interviewing scientists at the CKUT 90.3 fm station. This marked the launch of our first research project, which trained undergraduate STEM students to deliver the Broad Science Youth workshop and in collaboration with academic researchers from McGill University will begin to…

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