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For the last two Octobers, Janet of Scienceblogs’ Adventures in Ethics and Science has organized Sciencebloggers into participating in the DonorsChoose Blogger Challenge. We’re doing it again this October, yay! DonorsChoose collects requests for materials, supplies, equipment, money for field trips and so on from public school teachers who are trying to do great things…

Wonderful sciencey t-shirts

I justed wanted to give a shout-out to my friends at YellowIbis.com, a science t-shirt shop. They specialize in wonderful shirts featuring all sorts of molecules (pick your favorite, they’ll make it), sciencey one-liners, and “science varsity” shirts. Minnow and I were recently outfitted with some of their shirts and we debuted them at the…

I’ve got to get Minnow out of the city

My 19 month old Minnow is at the stage where she likes to name the things she sees. For some weeks now she’s been particularly into telling me about all the water she notices. “Wa-we!” says she in her sweet little voice. There’s wa-we in the bath, wa-we in the dog’s bowl, wa-we in the…

Who gets the push to become an engineer?

All the recent talk about engineers ’round these parts has got me feeling a bit left out. You see, back when I was a girl, my parents encouraged my interest in the natural world. And they encouraged my brother’s interest in all things electrical and mechanical. Today, I’m a scientist and he’s an engineer. I’m…

June 16 Newsweek musings

Newsweek isn’t really my mag – I’m more of a Ms, Mother Jones, Yes! magazine reader, or would be if I didn’t have so much other stuff to read too – but I got a subscription as a gift, and it serves in lieu of conversation as my breakfast companion. Two articles of note this…

It has been proposed by the fabulous Pat of FairerScience and other places that the developing genre of “women in science” blogs might be used as a way to recruit girls and young women into science and engineering careers(see a good outline and guidelines here). Women who write about their passion for doing science, their…

Sana Raoof, left, 17, of Muttontown, N.Y., Yi-Han Su, 17, center, of Chinese Taipei and Natalie Saranga Omattage, right, 17, of Cleveland, Miss., pose after receiving top honors at the 2008 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Atlanta, Friday, May 16, 2008. Yesterday, Yi-Han Su was named one of three winners of the Intel…

Breaking news….they’ve just announced the grand award winners at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. And I’m absolutely thrilled to tears to announce that the top three prize winners are all girls! One more nail in the coffin for those who say that girls can’t do science, math, and engineering. Go below the fold…

As I write this, the special awards ceremony for ISEF 2008 is wrapping up. Tonight, awards are being given by professional organizations, corporations, colleges and universities, and branches of government. Almost all of the major professional societies are represented, from the American Meteorological Society to the Vacuum Technology Division of the American Vacuum Society. (Each…

More selections from projects I’m seeing at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.