Category Archives: science research


Creating moments when you can’t “Just Google It”

The questions students investigate in school have answers that someone, somewhere (usually including the teacher) already knows.  Even teachers that are using carefully constructed, wonderfully inquiry lessons are almost always having students investigate something for which the answer is already known. I’ve spent the last four years working with graduate science fellows to bring their […]


Is knowledge worth much if it can’t be effectively communicated? Helping future scientists learn to communicate to broad audiences

 GK-12 is an NSF-funded program for graduate students in the science, technology, engineering and math fields that’s a win-win-win-win situation! Win!  Amazing science that’s not communicated effectively isn’t worth much.  The goal of the GK-12 program is to provide training about and experience at communicating and collaborating with a wide variety of audiences—general public, funding […]