By Savvas Constantinou
The life of an academic, or anyone who associates themselves with science, is a busy one. Scientists are constantly researching background material, writing proposals for research, conducting research, analyzing data, writing up and presenting the data, and making meaningful conclusions… tasks which quickly spill outside the standard “40 hour week” schedule that has been adopted in most professional settings. Having the time to do anything outside of work can be challenging; however, there is mounting evidence that hobbies have a positive influence on researchers’ overall health and wellbeing (Rosen, 2018)
By Robbin Koenig
Programmed: Rules, Codes, and Choreographies in Art, 1965-2018 is an exhibit of tech-inspired art at the Whitney Museum in New York City. Created through code, sets of instruction, and algorithms, the artwork is conceptual and computational. The pieces reflect the evolution of technology from the mid-20th century to the present day.
By Andi Packheiser
As the new year begins, we often reflect on our past year’s achievements and look for areas where we can practice self improvement. However, it’s near impossible for a New Year’s Resolution to be sustainable, much less possible, without a solid, attainable, and tailored Individual Development Plan. An Individual Development Plan (IDP) is described by the University of California San Diego as, “a tool to organize and target your professional and personal development. Its primary purpose is to help you reach short- and long-term career goals, as well as strengthen current job performance by providing a structured approach.”
By Amy Massack
Are you still looking for a belated holiday gift? Or perhaps thinking ahead to the next holiday or birthday right around the corner? We’re here to help! Below are some fun ideas for STEM-related gifts for the girls (and guys) in your life. Links are below the gift descriptions; happy shopping!
By Jasmine Dyoco
By Alice Chou
Learn how to see. Realize that everything is connected to everything else.
- Leonardo da Vinci
By Emily Davidson
As the holidays approach, here is your quick guide for STEM-inspired gifts for the budding scientistas in your life!
For the 3-5 year old:
This fun lab activity set by Learning Resources ® will have any preschooler feeling like a real scientist. Complete with test tubes, goggles, and a beaker, young girls can learn about scientific equipment while performing simple, hands-on experiments.
By Lauren Koenig
The trend of STEM inspired gift-giving continues this year, with more options to choose from than ever before! We’re excited to see more gift ideas that integrate the “A for art” into STEAM toys and activities.
By Darren Incorvaia
October (or as I like to call it, Spookytime) is without a doubt the greatest month of the year. Ghosts, ghouls, and gremlins prowl around every corner; dentists put down payments on that new boat they’ve been eyeing; everything is right with the world. The truly great thing about spookiness, however, is that it transcends the month of October. Spooky stuff can happen at any time of year, and can even find a home in a subject that many people (incorrectly) assume to be dull and dry—science. That’s right, science can be spooky, and if you don’t believe me I’ve got the receipts to prove it. Humans may have to settle for trick OR treat, but other animals are more than capable of having both…
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