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Taylor Floyd

Taylor Floyd

Science can be quite challenging, but that’s what makes it so great. Good things don’t come easy, and I figured that out while working in my undergraduate lab in Dayton, OH. I was attempting to label a specific protein in the spinal cord with an […]

Javier Fernandez-Martinez

Javier Fernandez-Martinez

I love the challenges and those (rare) moments of “eureka”! Realizing that you might be the first human to observe or find out something new about nature is extremely rewarding. And yes, since I can remember I always wanted to be a scientist. I have […]

Christine Marizzi

Christine Marizzi

  I’ve done science my whole life even if it wasn’t called science. At 14 or 15 I learned about botany. My dad was a bio teacher, he knew every plant. My grandmother taught me a lot about the herbs she was growing in her […]

Evon Hekkala

Evon Hekkala

Recently, people seem to have a hard time linking their everyday experiences to what they think of as science. What we really need now is to remember how science was done for most of its history: the people conducting “research” and publishing papers-those people were […]

Parts Per Millions: Taking A Closer Look at the Relationships of Life on Earth

Parts Per Millions: Taking A Closer Look at the Relationships of Life on Earth

“Symbioses are the ultimate examples of success through collaboration and the powerful benefits of intimate relationships.” – David Relman When studying science and the world around us, there is a tendency to walk a reductionist path, breaking every system down to individual components in order […]

Learning to #FailBetter

Learning to #FailBetter

The impact of science on our society is undeniable. Yet, most typically engage with science at the very end of the scientific process, seeing a scientific output as something that is powerful, high-profile, and very polished. However, our current ways of consuming science do not […]