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…

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The Scientists of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey

  I’m sure I wasn’t the only scientist that was excited when it was announced Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson was going to host the new series Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey. I was excited that American homes everywhere were going to be filled with cutting-edge science that used engaging graphics. And it doesn’t hurt that Tyson already had a well established…

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Hello Friends! This initiative is focused on increasing diversity in the geosciences, and I would like your help. My initiative will be focusing on the major underrepresentation of blacks in geosciences. Why blacks? Only 2% of geoscience degrees are awarded to blacks, even though we make up 15% of the population. That has got to…