Science Journalism with Vicky Stein September 7, 1pm Eastern Link here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89127220690 Event page here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/science-journalism-with-vicky-stein-tickets-163881533077
Vicky Stein is a science journalist and nature enthusiast. Since she was a kid, she's loved exploring and explaining the wild things that live in tide pools or under rotting logs. After majoring in biology as an undergrad, she spent a few years working as a whale watch naturalist before pivoting to science writing through the UC Santa Cruz Science Communication program. Now, she has bylines in multiple publications but spends the majority of her time writing and editing for Live Science and Space.com. You can find her retweeting cool science and cute bugs on Twitter at @agentredsquirrl.
Wildlife Rehabilitation with Jess Andersen September 17, 1pm Eastern Direct link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85716646604 Event page https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wildlife-rehabilitation-with-jess-anderson-tickets-163882271285 Jessica is the Rehabilitation Program Manager at the Blue Ridge Wildlife Center, and is a licensed wildlife rehabilitator in the state of Virginia. In her role, she oversees the rehabilitation of the nearly 3,000 animals that come in through the Center's doors, including foxes, eagles, opossums, turtles, frogs, and many more. Jessica has been working in wildlife rehabilitation for 7 years, starting out as an intern at the Marine Mammal Care Center in San Pedro, CA, then doing a year-long apprenticeship at Wildlife Rescue & Rehabilitation in Kendalia, TX, before finally getting her current job in Virginia, starting as a Rescue & Rehab Associate.
Neuroscience with Jiwan Kohli September 23, 1pm Direct link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85809086303 Event page https://www.eventbrite.com/e/neuroscience-with-jiwan-kohli-tickets-163882658443
Jiwan is a neuroscientist and clinical psychology PhD student. In his current research, he uses various brain imaging techniques to study brain structure and function and how they relate to cognition and behavior across the lifespan in neurodevelopmental disorders. He’s particularly interested in combining different types of brain imaging to answer questions about how brains change over time and differ between individuals. In addition to his research, he’s passionate about science communication and community engagement.
Geology with Zakiya "The Dancing Geologist" Shivji October 1, 1pm Eastern Direct Link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81230111752 Event Page https://www.eventbrite.com/e/geology-with-zakiya-the-dancing-geologist-shivji-tickets-163934134409 Zakiya Shivji received her B.S. in Geology from California State University Long Beach and her M.S in Geology from New Mexico Highlands University. After graduation, Zakiya has been working for about 4 years as a Geologist for the Prescott National Forest (PNF). Her love of volcanoes since elementary school is what guided her to become a geologist. With the PNF, she works in administering mining operations and geologic resources. She works with rock quarries, abandoned mines, caves, and more. She is also a dancer who loves to rock to a beat, the Dancing Geologist.
Microbiology with Justin Stewart October 7, 1pm Eastern Direct Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81019045251 Event Page https://www.eventbrite.com/e/microbiology-with-justin-stewart-tickets-163934010037 I am an ecologist and evolutionary biologist researching microbiomes, plants, and geography. Currently I research the symbiosis between bacteria, fungi, and plants with an emphasis on root architecture, domestication, and urban environments. The microbes living in and on plant roots are the backbone of global agriculture as well as all the aboveground biodiversity we see in the world. During domestication of plants we lost a great deal of plant genetic diversity. What microbes have we lost and how does this vary across evolutionary history? How can we enhance microbial symbiosis for plants in agricultural and urban ecosystems?
Healing Jellyfish with Elizabeth Lee October 13 1pm Eastern Direct link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84556868540 Event Page https://www.eventbrite.com/e/healing-jellyfish-with-elizabeth-lee-tickets-164015943101 I'm from the Northwest suburbs of Chicago and have been at the University of Chicago since 2007 when I started college there. I majored in Biological Chemistry, Biology with a specialization in Neuroscience. I studied mechanisms of voltage sensing in voltage sensitive proteins for my doctoral work. I wanted to understand how "electrical switches" in cells open and closed gates in these cells. However as a postdoc my interests have shifted and I have switched fields. I now study how jellyfish heal wounds. The jellyfish system, Clytia hemisphaerica, is excellent for studying wound healing because they heal quick enough that you can watch it happen in real time. When I'm not in the lab I spend time baking, reading, and playing video games. I really like taking walks and seeing what bugs I can find along the way.
Geology with Schmitty Thompson Week of December 1 Details coming soon!