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November 13, 2014

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4:00 PM | The ‘Power’ Nap
It’s that time of year when it gets dark earlier. I like fall, but I can’t stand that it gets …Continue reading →

November 12, 2014

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8:04 AM | Broken promises
We've all done it, haven't we? Promised ourselves we will do something, only to find our enthusiasm lapsing, or time getting away with us or just finding that whatever it is we promised just isn't working out for us. Perhaps we are spreading ourselves too thin. Take this blog for example, when I came back to work I promised myself I would be more consistent in blogging, more regular. I knew time would be short but I figured once a week would be manageable; it seems it isn't. The question is, […]

November 11, 2014

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10:40 PM | GoPro in a Water Bubble
Here’s something you can’t do with your GoPro on Earth: Suspend it within a floating bubble of water. Astronauts on the International Space Station created a large water bubble in the microgravity environment and then slipped a GoPro Hero camera … Continue reading →

November 10, 2014

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2:16 AM | Women in STEM: Progress, Asymptote, and Equality
In a speech to the United Nations, actress Emma Watson candidly expressed her perspective in regard to feminism, women rights, and gender equality. The speech, which called for action from men, women and the spectrum of genders, presented a realistic and somewhat grim picture of the current status of women’s rights around the world. Today, in United States we face very limited progress towards the inclusion of women in […]

November 09, 2014

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9:13 AM | Using Time-Lapse Video To Demonstrate Mangrove Restoration Techniques in Mekong Delta
I’ve been attending a conference this week (Turning the Tide on Mangrove Loss) and have been pleased to see so many presenters using video in their talks to show various aspects of their research. One effective video used time lapse … Continue reading →

November 03, 2014

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5:00 PM | Being a #BLACKandSTEM Woman Twitter Chat Reflection
Remember when I said I was going to start getting involved in more twitter chats? So far I have been …Continue reading →
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1:55 PM | When being Borinqueña Acquired a New Meaning
Happy Birthday Borinqueña! I knew my idea was not unique, mainly because it was originated by a collective need.  Just like many others, I felt the need of having a voice and to form a space for a community that will represent the women in science of Puerto Rico. A special community dedicated to put in the spotlight Puerto Rican women pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). This […]

October 27, 2014

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3:00 PM | Make the Most of Your Study Break
It’s about that time. For those of us preparing for midterms, finals, GRE or any other exam we all know …Continue reading →

October 24, 2014

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2:40 AM | Epilogue: Towards a Tipping Point
You can read this blog in Spanish here.   Over the last few weeks, in celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, I have shared the work of organizations or projects that empower young Latinas to pursue and thrive in careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) [see posts here, here and here]. If you can’t already tell, this is a topic I am deeply passionate about, partly because it is […]

October 22, 2014

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9:45 PM | How To Use Video To Enrich Your Next Scientific Poster Presentation
Many of you, especially students, will present your research in the poster session at a scientific conference. What if you have interactive content such as a video that you would like to include in your poster display? For example, you might want … Continue reading →

October 21, 2014

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3:09 AM | Killer Lessons from an Astronaut
Wikimedia – public domain  During a  Fresh Air National Public Radio program, astronaut Christ Hadfield said that during their flight rehearsals at NASA, Astronauts go sequentially over the various problems that may result in rapid (and usually final) death if they do … Continue reading →
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