Summer 2016 Geoscience Internships

This is a picture of me on my very first geology internship. It was the summer of 1998 and I was a Paleo Intern at Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument.  I got to experience excavating, preparing, and cataloguing specimens. But what was most important was during that summer I met a PhD student that was…

Geologist Starter Pack Meme #GeoStarterPack

Right now the “Starter Pack” (also known as starter kit) meme is trending on social media.  It’s a visual representation of all the things you would need to get something done or to embody a certain kind of person.  They normally have 3-5 objects that would be required. They get REALLY funny. Some examples: It’s…

Students Using Social Media to Engage in Science

This semester as a professor at Miami Dade College, I decided to design the final class project around using social media where students will have to engage the general public in science. The classes I teach are ESC1000: General Earth Science, PSC1121: General Physical Science, and PSC1515: Energy in the Natural Environment. Below is a summary of…

Hello World! #ScholarSunday

There’s often a lot of secrecy on the internets and for a while, due to situations around my employer, I felt uncomfortable to disclose who I actually am.  Anyone who knows me, knows secrecy is really not my thing. I’m actually more the Queen of TMI (too much information), than someone who would lead double lives.…