I am an ecologist and evolutionary biologist researching microbiomes, plants, and geography. Currently, I research the symbiosis between bacteria, fungi, and plants with an emphasis on root architecture, domestication, and urban environments. The microbes living in and on plant roots are the backbone of global agriculture as well as all the aboveground biodiversity we see […]
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RSVP here! Webinar panel including 3 women scientists working in biotech. Panelists include: Erika Weisdorfer is a Software Test Engineer currently working with the NovaSeq instrument. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering Physics from Point Loma Nazarene University and anticipates graduating this fall from Johns Hopkins University with a Master’s Degree in Biomedical […]
I'm from the Northwest suburbs of Chicago and have been at the University of Chicago since 2007 when I started college there. I majored in Biological Chemistry, Biology with a specialization in Neuroscience. I studied mechanisms of voltage sensing in voltage-sensitive proteins for my doctoral work. I wanted to understand how "electrical switches" in cells […]
Kiersten is a PhD Candidate studying paleontology at the University of Southern California and the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. She studies how land animals evolved to become swimming animals, including animals like mosasaurs which lived alongside the dinosaurs, and animals which are still around today like whales. She is from New Jersey, […]
You're invited to NASA’s 2021 virtual STEM-a-Thon: Explore Your Possibilities With NASA event, taking place Thursday, Nov. 18, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET. Registration is FREE and open to the public! The STEM-a-Thon will feature live presentations—including a fireside chat with NASA’s Deputy Administrator Pam Melroy and NASA astronaut Jasmin Moghbeli—a career panel, […]
I am currently a PhD student in geology at Oregon State University studying how the growth and decay of glaciers during ice ages affects global sea level. I also love sharing my passion for rocks, ice, and oceans with folks from all backgrounds. In my spare time, I am an avid knitter, reader, and beach […]
Tap Talks speaker Lauren Diaz takes the stage to talk about “Raising Hell in Appalachia: Restoring Streams to Conserve Hellbenders”. Hellbenders are a very unique species of giant salamander native to streams in the eastern U.S., and are unfortunately in severe decline due to habitat loss. There are many creative ways biologists are working to […]
Tune in and turn your lunch hour into the best part of your day through Wild Rivers Conservancy’s limited webinar series, Lunch & Learn. We’ll explore topics that resonate throughout the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway and bring the experts to the comfort of your home, office, or wherever you may find yourself. Cozy up, […]
Lecture: Women as change agents in forestry Speaker: Robin Wall Kimmerer, Plant Ecology, Ethnobotany, Traditional Indigenous Knowledge Registration required: https://oregonstate.qualtrics.com/.../SV_bNKxRPmR5jYRARU Robin Wall Kimmerer is a mother, scientist, decorated professor, and enrolled member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation. She is the author of Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants, which has […]
6-7pm: Tap Talks Corvallis will be putting on an educational presentation. The Tap Talks presentations will focus on how to use observations to know your world by Dr. Susan Salafsky and environmentally friendly survey methods and recreation practices by Dr. Ashley D’Antonio At Common Fields, Corvallis, Oregon.