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...

Education for the Anthropocene

Education for the Anthropocene About two weeks ago, I found myself in a world of unfamiliar acronyms and jargon.  CM and PLM and CAD were thrown around casually and I had difficulty decoding what was going on, as it’s not jargon I usually work with.  During...

How Do You Do, Fellow Kids?

How Do You Do, Fellow Kids? It’s a common trope that adults just don’t understand kids these days, with their twits and tiktoks and facespaces.  This can become especially apparent in the classroom setting when in order to try to stay relevant, instructors...

How to Reinvent the Science Fair

How to Reinvent the Science Fair It was an event I looked forward to every year.  A time when I could be with people like me and feel a little bit like a rock star, plus get free travel to new places and compete for lucrative prizes.  It was the science fair. ...

What If I’m Wrong?

What If I’m Wrong? “We’ll pass you on the defense, but not on the thesis.” The words did not make sense to me. I had barely managed to drag myself over the finish line as it was. Everyone had assured me that I wouldn’t have been allowed to defend my PhD thesis...

Missed Opportunities Online and on Computers

Missed Opportunities Online and on Computers In moments of transition, there are also many opportunities. For me, my moment of transition has become an enormous learning opportunity, which I have utilized to dive into a wide range of new topics including human rights,...

Teaching with Stories

Teaching with Stories Days with Penguins. It’s the earliest story I can remember writing. I can’t even remember how old I was when I wrote it. I think I may have written it as soon as I could read and write. It was a simple story about four penguins, each...