Global Science & Engineering News via Twitter
Following science journals and news media outlets on Twitter is a fantastic way to keep up with the latest biotech research efforts and discoveries. Check out the recent articles that have caught my eye .
Favorite Tweeps Include:
- @anniemurphypaul - Annie Murphy Paul, Author, Journalist, Consultant, Speaker
- @Calestous - Calestous Juma, Professor, Author
- @carlzimmer - Carl Zimmer, Author, Writer, Blogger @NatGeo "The Loom"
- @David_Dobbs - David Dobbs, Author, Writer, Blogger
- @DocCamiRyan - Cami Ryan, Academic, Writer, Author, Blogger
- @edyong209 - Ed Yong, Writer, Freelance Journalist, Blogger @NatGeo "Not Exactly Rocket Science"
- @ejwillingham - Emily Willingham, Writer @Forbes, Blogger, Editor @DoubleXSci
- @gmopundit - David Tribe, Professor, Blogger
- @kmkubo - Ken Kubo, Professor, Science Communicator
- @marynmck - Maryn McKenna, Writer, Author, Blogger @Wired "Superbug"
- @mdichristina - Mariette DiChristina, Editor in Chief and Senior VP, Scientific American
- @pcronald - Pam Ronald, Professor, Author, Blogger
- @phylogenomics - Jonathan Eisen, Professor, Blogger
- @plosblogs - Public Library of Science Bloggers!
- @Revkin - Andy Revkin, NYTimes Writer, Author, Blogger
- @SavorTooth - Nathanael Johnson, Grist Writer, Author, Blogger
There are many, many more interesting scientists and science writers to follow on Twitter. Take a look!
Regional News for Biotech Educators & Students
2014 Science & Engineering
Contests for High School Students
Public Biotech Seminars at UC Davis & Sacramento State University
The Current Progess in Biotechnology seminar (MCB294) is open to the UC Davis campus community and to the public. Seminars are held each Friday throughout the academic year from 11am-noon in Rm 1022 Life Sciences at UC Davis. Though talks are geared for an interdisciplinary audience of graduate students (biologists, chemists, engineers, biostatisticians, etc…), local K-14 educators are welcome and encouraged to attend.
The Sacramento State Center for STEM Excellence offers a public lecture series during the academic year. The STEM Scholars Lecture series is also available for viewing online!
Have Questions About Biotech Crops? Ask the Experts!
BestFoodFacts.org has posted an excellent (if I don't say so!) series of informational YouTube videos on GM crops. The site is devoted to unraveling the mysteries of farming and food production, addressing common nutrition and health myths by tapping into the expertise of over 100 academics and professionals in the field.
RAFT Sacramento and KVIE 'STEM ALIVE' Project
by Jill Godtland, RAFT Sacramento
“Strengthening STEM education is vital to preparing our students to compete in the 21st century economy and we need to recruit and train math and science teachers to support our nation's students.” President Barack Obama
Resource Area for Teaching (RAFT) of Greater Sacramento in partnership with KVIE Public Television recently launched six training videos to provide educators with greater access to training in core STEM topics. The STEM training videos complete the three-pronged STEM toolkit along with RAFT's proven and established resources (Idea Sheets and Activity Kits). This toolkit will equip educators with easy-to-use resources for bringing hands-on STEM activities inside and outside the classroom. They also aid educators in engaging students and increasing retention and academic achievement.
The six videos give a detailed visual explanation of the Idea Sheets using the materials provided in the Activity Kits. The videos further explain the various terms used in an activity and are an interactive, educational tool. The topics of the six videos range from Trigonometry (Dangle Apple Activity Kit) to Botany (The Germinator Activity Kit) to Newton's Law (Puff Rocket Activity Kit). For more information on the videos and other Activity Kits, visit http://www.raftsac.org.