Month: April 2017

Ordinary Folks Doing Extraordinary Things

by David Denlinger | Department of Biology | Utah State University Everyday when we wake up, whether we recognize it or not, our lives are inspired by science: not being crippled by polio or smallpox, the food we eat, the vehicles...

/ April 27, 2017

The words that changed my life

by Lia Paola Zambetti |Senior Project Officer |Research Development and Collaboration |The University of Sydney On a dull Saturday morning in the lab, I heard the words that changed my life. I had just finished changing the medium for my...

/ April 27, 2017

Take a Chance On Me

by Jessica Okoro | TEDxLeicester Jessica Okoro the founder and director of BeScience STEM. Their mission is to “bring STEM to communities that do not currently have the opportunity to experience different aspects of STEM and to explore career choices, explore...

/ April 25, 2017

From Grandma’s Backyard to the Bench 

by Rodolfo Jimenez | Assistant Director – Summer Bridge at The University of Texas at Austin <>My parents were so young when they had me. They both had to put school on hold in order to provide for their new family....

/ April 24, 2017

Making My Way from Mountains to Mud: Part 2

by Robin McLachlan | Graduate Student | University of Washington <> In Part 1 of this journey, I bumbled down into Crystal Cave, the rocky heart of Sequoia National Park, where my love for geology was ignited. But if this fiery relationship...

/ April 23, 2017

Books and family: My path towards the world of science

 – Mireille Kamariza –  – PhD candidate | Stanford University Biology Department –  I was born in Burundi, a small landlocked country in the heart of Africa. Today, I’m completing my last year of PhD at Stanford University, developing new...

/ April 21, 2017

Finding a different way to make an impact

by Sharon Briggs | Senior Scientist at Helix I can remember the day I decided I wanted a career in genetics. I was 17 years old sitting in my human anatomy-physiology class learning about sickle cell anemia. It blew my mind...

/ April 19, 2017

I always thought I wanted to be a scientist

– Michelle Dookwah –  Graduate Research Assistant at the University of Georgia  I always thought I wanted to be a scientist, yet I considered other careers at brief points in my life. When I was really young, I wanted to...

/ April 14, 2017

Diversity of Stories in Science

by Stories in Science Team <> What are stories in science? All sorts! The diagram below is just an example of the vast diversity of possible stories in science. Again, stories need to capture important moments in your journey in science. Do...

/ April 6, 2017