For the past couple of years, I’ve been looking into ways to get my students to think about responsible conduct in science. I’ve been looking for short readings, but haven’t come up with much (though I’d appreciate any you may want to share in the comments!). But today, in catching up on old episodes of … Continue reading Responsible Conduct
In yesterday’s lab meeting, students asked how I find out about new papers. This is the first installment of a series of posts with some ideas. These were inspired in part by Lateef Nasser’s Radiolab episode and Transom article about how he gets ideas for his stories (check those out for more inspiration!). Alerts There … Continue reading Papers and Ideas
I noticed this article in EOS recently (thanks to Jon Mound and Nick Swanson-Hysell on Twitter for the heads up), and thought I’d comment. Although I’m framing these as caveats, please don’t take the comments to be an attack on anyone, either the article’s author or the authors of the study it describes. I’m just … Continue reading A New Way to Look at Changes in Earth’s Magnetic Field Intensity?
I’m moving my blog content to my faculty website for a few reasons. First of all, Science 304 is no longer just my lab. I now share it with Dan Shugar, of the WaterSHED Lab. Second, it will be easier for me to manage the WordPress software if I’m just taking care of one site instead of … Continue reading Moving the blog!
Lest you think all we do in my lab is mess around with magnets, I’m posting a few tweets with photos of today’s lab barbecue! Bonnie and I have an annual summer party for students, alums, and associates in our labs. Unfortunately, my camera is broken, so I have to rely on photos taken by Bonnie and her … Continue reading Lab Fun
I’m in the middle of updating this site with a new theme and more photos. Please bear with me as I re-attach photos to blog posts.
Last quarter, I introduced some programming (in Glowscript) into my intro physics course. At the end of the quarter, I got evaluations from a number of students who said something like, “I’m not a computer science major. Why do I need to learn to program?” Besides being a marketable job skill, learning to program gives … Continue reading “I am not a Computer Science Major”
When you are coring the seafloor, the first piece of the core that the scientists get their hands on is from the core catcher. The core catcher is the little bit at the end of the tube full of sediment that lets stuff in, but not back out. The paleontologists usually get it first, so … Continue reading Breakfast of Champions
This is the website and blog of the environmental geoscience lab at UW Tacoma, housed in the Science building, room 304. We’ll be posting here about things that go on in the lab, which you can take in a very general way to mean “in the lives of the people who use Science 304.” We’re … Continue reading Welcome!