Informal Science Learning Through Zoos, Science Centers, and Museums – How to Make the Most of Your Visit

In a previous article, I was discussing informal learning through real life experiences, mentoring, and trying to learn via YouTube. I spoke of one of my mentors, Dr. Gary Holliday, at The University of Akron. Dr. Holliday sat on my dissertation committee, and is a wonderful mentor to graduate students who focus on STEM education. I […]

25 Excuses Students Make When They Want to Quit School

1. School is too hard. 2. School is not worth it. 3. This school is not that good. 4. School is a waste of time. 5. School (or studying, or your major) is not really my passion. 6. The professors are incompetent. 7. The professors are inconsistent. I never know what to expect. 8. The […]

Technology has solved the problem of “women in science”

Technology has made a difference in all things. Think about student success. Technology helps us get organized, do better research, and collaborate. Technology has made the dissertation process better. Whereas once, students felt lonely while writing, that is not true today. Where you might not have a good advisor, now you can collaborate with others. […]

The Criticism of “Science: It’s a Girl Thing!”

First, the video: Then, the criticism: This Disgraceful video was published by the European Commission for a campaign designed to attract more women to a career in science. The commission said that the video had to “speak their language to get their attention” and that it was intended to be “fun, catchy” and strike a […]