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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 […]