All Work and No Play…

All Work and No Play...

On Tuesday night, Scott Lachut presented the findings from PSFK’s study, “The Future of Gaming” at the New York Academy of Sciences. Lachut focused on how games are used in education and teaching, but it got me wondering – how can games be used to get people excited about science?  Read more

Predicting the Sea: Science and the City

It’s been a little over a year since the deadly tsunami hit Japan and the resulting nuclear disaster at Fukushima. There’s been a lot of talk recently about what we’ve learned from that disaster, how the devastation might have been prevented and how we might act differently in the future.  (See the Nature News special on the Japan earthquake here and a recent list of reports on the disaster here.)  … Read more

Inspiring Women Scientists 2012

The “Inspiring Women Scientists” event on Wednesday March 21 was, in a word, inspiring. The event was hosted by the CUNY Graduate Center and the Feminist Press.  Bringing together women scientists across disciplines and from several career paths, the event celebrated the  inroads that women have made into scientific careers while recognizing the barriers and difficulties that still exist. I think that many women, myself included, are likely to disregard the existence of gender barriers in the workplace. However, as Claudia Dreifus, science writer for the New York Times and author of Higher Education? stated:  … Read more