Non-Academics and Academics Agree on Writing Techniques

Hello all! I took a hiatus from data processing last quarter to focus on a wonderful teaching opportunity. Now that it is summer, I'm back in my office and cranking away at this project. Here are my newest results: Next, I plan to dive deeper into statistical analysis with a conditional ordered logit model. This… Continue reading Non-Academics and Academics Agree on Writing Techniques

Teaching Climate Science Using a Local Phenomenon: Harmful Algal Blooms

Climate science is inherently interdisciplinary and complex. Physical processes at a molecular level cascade upward to drive global-scale events. Decisions at a local level impact the health of the global population. How can we effectively teach a topic as complicated as climate science to middle-school students? We did by focusing on a local phenomenon that… Continue reading Teaching Climate Science Using a Local Phenomenon: Harmful Algal Blooms

A Step-by-Step Guide to Academic Puberty: Transitioning from a Graduate Student to a Young Professional

Today, for International Women's Day, I'm throwing my love for mud up on a shelf to talk about a broader and more impactful topic: being a young (female) professional in a STEM field. Yes, it can sometimes make you feel insignificant and powerless, but it can also spark up a fire of determination and sisterhood… Continue reading A Step-by-Step Guide to Academic Puberty: Transitioning from a Graduate Student to a Young Professional