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Archives for January, 2008

is coming home and flying into Seattle. I took these pictures with my phone (in Airplane Mode, of course). In the first shot, you get to see Mt. St. Helen’s and all the interesting geology around it. Can you tell which way the volcano blew? Mt. Rainier is in the background

Yesterday, I posted a memorial for Ron Mardigian, an enthusiastic champion of science education at Bio-Rad. Today, I scanned RPM’s blog and what do I see? A choir! Bio-Rad has produced a really funny music video. It reminds me of the music video from “We are the World,” except some members of the choir are…

We often see memorials written about famous scientists, but we rarely see them about the people who work in the background to help people learn the science in the first place. Ron was one of those people whose work inspired teachers and helped spark excitement in science students throughout the world. I just learned last…

The New England Journal of Medicine published a study yesterday showing that small changes in the DNA in the long arm of chromosome 16 are associated with autism. I met a teenager with autism last summer, when I attended family night at the Seattle Park and Rec summer camp program for kids with special needs.…

When in doubt, turn to the internet. In a couple of weeks, I’m going to start teaching my first on-line course. So far, I’ve been preparing by: learning how to use Blackboard getting a subscription to iFinch so we can do bioinformatics in style, and share data and other files getting a microphone and some…