Crowdfunding for Research and the SciFund Challenge

Crowdfunding for Research and the SciFund Challenge

Jan 3, 2014

Yesterday Scott and I co-hosted our first Hangout on Air for 2014 by joining up with Science on Google+ and SciFund. Joining us was Alisa Woods from Clarkson University, a recipient of SciFund 3, Jarrett Byrnes & Anthony Salvagno from SciFund. We talked about traditional funding, and the difficulties involved in obtaining it because of budget cuts, the...

Touching the Sky: Visit to Mauna Kea Summit

Touching the Sky: Visit to Mauna Kea Summit

Aug 4, 2013

“Yay! It’s finally done, your flights are booked!” I exclaimed over a Google+ Hangout with Scott Lewis. “Now we plan what we will do during your time here…Oooh we have to go up to Mauna Kea!” We both grinned excitedly at each other. This was an adventure that Scott and I had been planning ever since his visit to Hawaii was...

Walking on the newest land on Earth

Walking on the newest land on Earth

Aug 4, 2013

The airlines had messed up and my flight was cancelled, leaving me with two more days until I could return home. Though I wasn’t really looking forward to going back to Los Angeles, I had not expected this turn of events to put me in a place where I would trek 12 kilometers in order to pull lava out from the Earth. I finish packing up my backpack....

Hubble Hangout: Comet ISON

Hubble Hangout: Comet ISON

Jul 16, 2013

Join the Hubble Space Telescope team from the Space Telescope Science Institute for another “Hubble Hangout” on Google+! On 17 July 2013, Dr. Alberto Conti, Tony Darnell and myself will be hosting the next episode of Hubble Hangout about Comet ISON. Joining us are Max Mutchler, Dr. Bonnie Meinke, and Dr. Jian-Yang Li to allow further discussion...

Interview with Amy Robinson – 16 June, 2013

Interview with Amy Robinson – 16 June, 2013

Jun 12, 2013

Ever wonder what it’s like to give a TEDx talk? How about working at MIT? How exciting is it working on a project that allows people from across the world to map neuron through a video game? These are but a few questions that my co-host Buddhini Samarasinghe and I will be asking Amy Robinson on the 16th of June. Buddhini and I will be together in San...