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The nuts and bolts of algae

May 24, 2017 by


Author: Dr. Jessica F. Muhlin, Associate Professor of Marine Biology, The Corning School of Ocean Studies, Maine Maritime Academy Thank you for giving me an opportunity to gush about my favorite organisms on the planet- THE ALGAE! Algae are an amazingly diverse group of organisms that are central to life on Earth. The ancestral algal […]

The process of science is very much like a game of roller derby

February 2, 2015 by


Author: Skylar Bayer I am a roller derby player and I am also a scientist in the midst of obtaining her Ph.D. Something occurred to me recently: The process of getting out a scientific idea, result, theory, or manuscript out in the world is very much like roller derby. Aside from the crazy names and […]

Bringing science and artistic creativity together in the classroom

April 22, 2013 by


By Larissa Williams I am a new Assistant Professor of Biology at Bates College, a liberal arts college in Maine.  Liberal arts colleges are known for offering (and encouraging) undergraduate students to pursue a well-rounded education that combines creative and rigorous scholarship.  In setting out to teach my first class at Bates, an advanced molecular […]

Visual communication and the role of illustrators in science

February 13, 2013 by


…or Why you should start writing illustration money into your grants Author: Meghan Rock When I say I’m a “scientific illustrator” people smile and nod and for the most part have absolutely no idea what I do day in and day out. I get questions like, “Can you actually make a living doing that?” (family […]

The Hardest Job You’ll Ever Have… Part 1

July 5, 2012 by


Author: Amanda Arner (Above, right side) Part 1 of Amanda Arner’s teaching series. You put the key in the lock, set your lab manual on the table, and take a look around. This room, this dark, basement room with 6 lab benches, a slightly caustic odor and equipment from the 80s will be where you […]