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December 2, 2015

Writing a take-home final exam? Look to Chipotle for inspiration

I’m always looking for creative take-home final exams I can write for students that requires them to pull together information from throughout the semester, yet has a format that eliminates the cheating opportunities. This time, with a little help from the Smithsonian and Chipotle, I have my format!


June 24, 2015

Science communication about hydrography – Captain America to the rescue!

When asked to speak to the public about surveying the ocean floor at the Smithsonian, how was I possibly going to compete with the Hope Diamond and dinosaurs for the attention of visitors? Captain America came to my rescue!


February 4, 2015

Are dinosaurs going extinct in museums?

In case you missed the announcement last week, Dippy the Diplodocus is being moved out of the lobby of London’s Natural History Museum to make way for a blue whale. With the Smithsonian closing its Dinosaur Hall last year for a 5-year renovation, should we be concerned that dinosaurs are disappearing from museums?