Last week on This Week in Science and Education, we had the chance to talk about the intersection of science and art with Dennis McCormac from The Ontario Genomics Institute. Dennis finds unique and engaging ways to get students to see the beauty that can come from science and express it in ways that are novel. It was a great discussion with lots of connections to the work that we do everyday, in many classrooms!
A few weeks ago, I had the great fortune to visit the Perimeter Institute in Waterloo. Kevin and I sat down with Matt Johnson, a post-doc physicist to talk about his research into the early universe, the Higg’s boson, and lots of other things. Check out the whole show below. Physics!
VROC just posted episode 64 of This Week in Science and Education, where Kevin and I visit the Earth Science Museum at the University of Waterloo. It’s a very cool place with lots of things to see when you visit there. If you live in the London area, you should check it out. If you teach in the area, it would make a great spot for a class visit to learn about geology.
It’s worth watching the whole episode to see the whole thing, but I want to link a specific part here. I had the opportunity to talk to Kathy Feick, who is a 3rd year student at Waterloo. We had a short conversation about what she does at the Museum and also about the kinds of things that she has learned about being a university student and what high school students and teachers can consider in order to help with that transition. Click here to jump to the specific part of the episode where we discuss this, or watch the whole thing embedded below. (Jump to 16:09 if you want to just see the discussion I’m talking about)