Teaching award for skulls

Teaching award for skulls

After a busy first month of fall semester, we got some very exciting news! I was awarded some funds though a MUW APIL Teaching Innovation Grant. APIL stands for active, problem-based, inquiry-based learning. I’ll be purchasing a set of replica primate and...
Spring Awards

Spring Awards

In addition to wrapping up may first year as a new faculty, I also celebrated a couple of awards! Both of these awards I was nominated for, either by my department chair or by students. I received a MUW Alumni Association New Faculty Award, which recognizes the hard...
Spring Presentations

Spring Presentations

This spring I had a great time presenting research and education material at a handful of venues. I presented some of my summer research investigating Hawaiian lizards as part of the MUW Science and Mathematics seminar (SM100) How Lizards Use Their Habitat: Rough vs...
Vertebrate Evolution Activity

Vertebrate Evolution Activity

Here is an activity that I built recently that I think would work really great at any kind of K12 science-night or science-fair style outreach event that has kids coming up to your booth. Kids can explore the tree of vertebrate evolution by finding where toy animals...
Darwin day roadshow legacy

Darwin day roadshow legacy

While I was at Michigan state, I helped organize and run the Darwin Day Roadshow, bringing scientists into K-12 classrooms across the US. Last year, one of the high schools we visited was in Austin, TX. As part of the program, I found local scientists to come speak to...
Skype a scientist 2019

Skype a scientist 2019

It’s that time of year again for Skype a Scientist! This spring so far I’ve chatted with 2nd graders in Tennessee and 3rd graders in Virginia and am scheduled for 3 more classes this spring! These quick Skype sessions are such a great time! Last class I...