Chatting with Antarctica

It was so great to chat with Dr. Sommers! Dr. Pacifica Sommers was our guest speaker on Tuesday February 5th! She spoke about her research on cryoconite holes--microenvironments that contain tons of microbial diversity in Antarctica. She also shared more about her career path, what life in the field is like, and answered student questions!  She skyped with us from Antarctica, with McMurdo Station… Continue reading Chatting with Antarctica

Making a Microbe Manor

Create your own multi-layer bacterial community in a Microbe Manor AKA the Winogradsky Column. This is a new project, and it's a work in progress. I'm pulling from different educational and web-based sources (HHMI's Biointeractive Materials are a great place to start). Will update as I go 😀 Assemble your collection team. Drs. Sporn and Milewski joined me to collect… Continue reading Making a Microbe Manor

Featured in Science Buffs: “Meet the WiSE woman behind the SciComm Symposium”

"Meet the WiSE woman behind the SciComm Symposium" By Gretchen Geibel and Aggie Mika Original post can be found at the Science Buffs Website. From roaming through Montana while dabbling in documentary filmmaking to singing and writing science-y songs in a two-man band with her husband Derek, Tess Eidem is not your typical postdoctoral fellow.… Continue reading Featured in Science Buffs: “Meet the WiSE woman behind the SciComm Symposium”

Exploring the Changing Landscape of the Scientific Enterprise at the 2016 Advocating for Science Symposium

“The first question people ask is, ‘What do you do?’ A good way to answer that as a scientist is to say, ‘I work for you.’” -Ben Corb, Director of Public Affairs of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB). I had the privilege to attend the Advocating for Science Symposium at the… Continue reading Exploring the Changing Landscape of the Scientific Enterprise at the 2016 Advocating for Science Symposium