Googling and MacGyvering

Making his third appearance on Lab Out Loud, we welcome Rhett Allain back to the show.  As an Associate Professor of physics at Southeastern Louisiana University, Rhett is also an avid blogger for Wired Science.  In addition to his consultant work for MythBusters, Rhett has recently added another impressive accolade to his resume: Technical Consultant for the TV show MacGyver (2106).  Rhett joins […]

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The Illustrated Women in Science with @CountDvL

Continuing our exploration of art in science, we invite author, illustrator and math/science teacher Dale Debakcsy to the show.  Every two weeks, Debakcsywrites and illustrates about important women in science.  Now that he has now completed half of his two-year project, Debakcsy has compiled the first 26 portraits into a book called The Illustrated Women in Science: Year One.  Listen to the […]

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Episode 99 – Rhett Allain: Blogging, Birds and Movies

This week we welcome Rhett Allain back to the show.  As an Associate Professor of physics at Southeastern Louisiana University, Rhett is an avid blogger for Wired Science at  Dot Physics. Rhett talks to us about his new book, analyzing physics in movies, and the ideas in his blog. Links Dot Physics Episode 51 – Science We Can Blog About Amazon.com: National […]

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Episode 83 – Sam Kean’s Stories from the Human Genome

http://traffic.libsyn.com/wsst/LOL83.mp3 After the summer release of “The Violinist’s Thumb and Other Lost Tales of Love, War, and Genius, As Written By Our Genetic Code,” we got a chance to catch up with science writer Sam Kean.  Sam talks to us about his book, science writing, and how educators might use his stories in the science classroom. Did you read any good […]

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Episode 66 – But Are They Really Learning?

http://traffic.libsyn.com/wsst/LOL66.mp3 This week we discuss teaching techniques with Frank Noschese.  Frank is a high school physics teacher at John Jay High School in Cross River, N.Y.  and an active blogger.  We talk with Frank about blogging, active student engagement, flipped classrooms, psuedoteaching, and the Khan Academy.  Join the conversation and leave your comments. Preview from the Show: There’s a lot of […]

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Episode 21 – Dr. Kiki, Never Too Cool for Science

http://media.libsyn.com/media/wsst/LOL21.mp3   Our guest this week is Dr. Kirsten Sanford, Ph.D. (Neurophysiology).  Dr. Sanford (Dr. Kiki) is making her way in independent science media and journalism. Recently, Dr. Kiki shared a comment on her blog in a post entitled The Reason Why.  Here’s a snippet: After showing her your podcasts, [my daughter] has discovered that it is not only possible […]

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Episode 12 – Skepticism and the Bad Astronomer

http://media.libsyn.com/media/wsst/nstalol12.mp3   Today’s guest calls himself the Bad Astronomer. Phil Plait is an astronomer, an author, and a well-known blogger at www.badastronomy.com. Phil talks to us about myths and skepticism in the science classroom. Preview from the show: Plait: I am in fact a skeptic. In the public mind – if you ask somebody “what’s a skeptic” – most people […]

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Episode 9 – Blogging with PZ Myers

http://media.libsyn.com/media/wsst/nstalol9.mp3   In this episode, we chat with PZ Myers – lead author of the blog Pharyngula (Pharyngula is hosted at Science Blogs – a project from Seed Magazine). Myers is a biologist and associate professor at the University of Minnesota, Morris. Contact Information at UM Morris Curriculum Vitae Personal Page Profile on Nature Network Pharyngula Galleries Articles written by […]

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