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Saturday, August 27, 2016

Slug Fest

 Hello World!
I went hiking the other day and came across a pair of banana slugs, did you know these creatures eat a particular type of forest nutrient that helps the forest stay healthy? That's just bananas slug! Ok bad jokes aside, here is more about them (and a cool website!)

http://www.arkinspace.com/2012/11/the-banana-slug-natures-giant-recycler.html


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Where the night life never ends at PSO J318.5-22


Hello World!
How cool is this poster?


What you don't see is that it discusses the concept of rogue planets. PSO J318.5-22, the planet stylized in this art, was discovered Oct 2013. If you ever felt like you are just free floating through time and space, you are not alone! You can learn more about rogue planets here 

http://phenomena.nationalgeographic.com/2014/03/13/a-guide-to-lonely-planets-in-the-galaxy/

And for more on J318.5-22 here

http://cfht.hawaii.edu/en/news/LonelyPlanet/

http://www.science20.com/news_articles/planet_pso_j318522_a_giant_bag_of_hot_dust_and_molten_rain-158875

http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2013/10/um-where-did-this-little-orphan-planet-come-from/280457/

http://www.sci-news.com/astronomy/science-free-floating-exoplanet-01450.html

Pretty exciting STEM! 

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Intellectual Courage

Hello World!
So the other day I was a judge for a good idea competition with Project Athena. It was really exciting to hear impactful ideas ranging from STEM literacy education to harnessing social media for improved employee hiring. There was a diversity of people, ways of being, and ideas, with the winning idea being the pitch for supporting diversity in NASCAR .


Jesse Iwuji a winner both on and off the race track, won for intellectual courage. You can learn more about him, his cars, outreach and more here:

http://mobile.jesseiwujiracing.com

I am glad we met and he said he'd be happy to be interviewed for this blog! What questions do you have? I would love to incorporate them into the future interview. 

In the meantime he serves as a great inspiration that you can accomplish personal and professional dreams. Have the courage to stand up and share your ideas- you just may be the next winner!

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Perfect Timing

Hello World!
Well I know it has been forever and I apologize. I think I have this tendency to wait until the settings are perfect to sit down and write but the thing is- the perfect time and place is right now. If I waited for something that may not even exist (perfection) I may miss out on the present, which is pretty great. So without further ado, I will start my blogs again. Hope you are well and this finds an audience. 
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Monday, March 14, 2016

Happy Pi Day!

Hello World!
Hope you enjoy some lovely Pi today!
For more on Pi check out
http://www.piday.org
And for Pi fashion check out
http://mashable.com/2016/03/13/pi-day-fashion/#jT8JJR5eOiqP

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Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Happy International Women's Day!

Hello World!
Never forget how awesome you are!


Google initiated the #OneDayIWill campaign to share what women around want to achieve. From the personal to the global- achieving your dreams is possible! I remember when I thought, one day I will start a STEM/diversity/style blog and then one day I did! If it helps just one person, I am happy. Maybe it will help millions someday, on women's day and every day, I am reminded that no dream is too big and no pursuit to small!

Happy international women's day!!

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Friday, February 19, 2016

The brows have it

Hello World!
I hope you are doing well. It is often said that the eyes are the windows to ones soul but science seems to say otherwise!

http://www.msn.com/en-us/lifestyle/whats-hot/science-says-this-is-your-most-important-facial-feature/ar-BBpHOcL?li=BBnb7Kz

I think this shows that whatever your interest, there is a STEM for you!

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