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Building STEM Connections Around Arizona

Observatory on hill against starry sky

This afternoon, I was a lady who lunched. My dining companion was Antoinette Beiser, Lowell Observatory‘s Leadership Gifts Officer. Our paths had crossed late last year when Antoinette was looking for ways to get the word out about Lowell Observatory to potential donors in Southern Arizona. Today was our chance to talk in person. Our conversation ran … Continue reading Building STEM Connections Around Arizona

Dante Lauretta on Planet Formation and the Origin of Life

Number two in the seven-part 2015 UA Science Lecture Series gets underway Monday, February 2, at 7:00 p.m. at UA’s Centennial Hall. Be sure to arrive before 6:30 p.m Seats fill quickly in the auditorium — Tucsonans love science! This year’s theme is Life in the Universe, and tonight, Dante Lauretta will discuss Planet Formation and the Origin … Continue reading Dante Lauretta on Planet Formation and the Origin of Life

Turbulent flow in Van Gogh’s The Starry Night

Fascinating four and change minutes talking about turbulent flow and what Vincent Van Gogh depicted in works like The Starry Night. An unexpected intersection of STEM and art. Thank you to my friend, Trudy, for sending this my way!

From STEM to STEAM

My big idea for the day is to rename this endeavor from Debbie Does STEM to Debbie Does STEAM. The thinking behind it is that it will have a longer life, that there is already momentum building to incorporate the creative aspect of art, music, writing, into the STEM universe–I don’t want to end up with … Continue reading From STEM to STEAM

Nature Connects features stunning LEGO® artistry of Sean Kenney

Nature Connects photo

I came across a 2014 news story out of Miami, when Zoo Miami hosted Creatures of Habitat, a traveling exhibition created by LEGO® artist Sean Kenney. The traveling exhibit, originally hosted at the Philadelphia Zoo, depicted nine animal species whose habitats are stressed–from a harlequin frog to a polar bear. Over a six-month period, Sean used more than 250,000 LEGO® bricks to … Continue reading Nature Connects features stunning LEGO® artistry of Sean Kenney