9 November 2021

9 November 2021 Lev Horodyskyj Founder End-of-year giving is just around the corner.  Mark your calendars for November 30th and December 13th-17th for matching opportunities through GlobalGiving!  We have active projects in Ukraine, Indonesia, Brazil, and the US...

28 September 2021

28 September 2021 Lev Horodyskyj Founder As we kick off fall here in the northern hemisphere, it’s time for some updates on a slew of projects, including Agavi, Greenworks, and our recently re-awakened public outreach projects.  Agavi On the Agavi front, we...

8 June 2021

8 June 2021 Lev Horodyskyj Founder We’ve been busy behind the scenes over the past few months.  First, a heartfelt thank you to all our new donors who joined us for the GlobalGiving Climate Action Campaign 2021 (we finished number 34) to help fund our Indonesian...

Rethinking Explaining Science

Rethinking Explaining Science One of the most aggravating statements for a scientist to hear is that any scientific idea is “just a theory”, as if a theory is a random half-baked guess.  Of course, we jump to correct anyone who says this by describing how...

24 March 2021

24 March 2021 Lev Horodyskyj Founder This week, we’ve kicked off the next iteration of our Greenworks program.  In this program, students from multiple universities work together to learn about the science behind various environmental challenges as well as...

31 January 2021

31 January 2021 Lev Horodyskyj Founder Today we celebrate Science Voices’ 2nd birthday!  Over the past couple of years, we’ve completed teacher training in Ukraine and public outreach events with the Ak-Chin Indian Community in Arizona, USA.  In the past tumultuous...

Home Labs

Home Labs Tags: US Virgin Islands | USA Labs.  They are often a dreaded component of science courses.  They tend to be long, highly technical, and not particularly creative either in terms of experimental approaches or report write-ups (not if you want a good grade,...

5 January 2021

5 January 2021 Lev Horodyskyj Founder Happy new year everyone!  I hope the new year treats you better than the previous one did.  This year as we work to develop our Agavi and Greenworks projects, we’ll also be working on building their associated communities. ...

1 December 2020

1 December 2020 Lev Horodyskyj Founder Welcome to the revamped Science Voices website!  We’ve been hard at work during the past year on pivoting in the face of global crisis.  In our earlier incarnation, we were focused on training teachers in the developing...

Infrastructure Gap

Infrastructure Gap Tags: Indonesia My Fulbright field location, Khairun University in North Maluku, Indonesia, was a deliberate choice. When I initially applied for the program, I had intended to work on an island on the outskirts of mainstream Indonesian society,...

Island Time

Island Time Tags: Indonesia Flexibility. That is the key to surviving Indonesia, I was told at my Fulbright Scholar orientation in Jakarta in early February. Things operate at their own pace and in their own time. I was familiar with this concept based on traveling...

Working Around Innumeracy

Working Around Innumeracy Scientists love their numbers.  Numbers and equations are an easy way of representing our understanding of the universe and extending it to places we can’t directly observe.  Scientists are so comfortable with mathematical language that...

Tracing Roots

Tracing Roots Tags: Ukraine Twelve years ago, I had the stunning revelation that my grandmother, already in her 90s, wouldn’t be around forever.  She was born in 1914 and was my deepest living link to the past.  So I began to speak with her about her life, and...