SNAPSHOT: Kay Grissom-Kiely

NAME. Kay Grissom-Kiely. ANIMATE. Which animated character do you most identify with? THELMA FROM SCOOBY DOO. DRIVE. What are your dream wheels? (Or closest to it if you can’t walk or use public trans.) PICKUP. ACTION. Where does your focus lie? (The Vision. The Process. The Results.) THE PROCESS. STAY. When traveling, what’s your favorite place to stay the night? … [Read more...]

SNAPSHOT: Molly Bradford

NAME. Molly Bradford. ANIMATE. Which animated character do you most identify with? MERIDA FROM BRAVE. DRIVE. What are your dream wheels? (Or closest to it if you can’t walk or use public trans.) PICKUP. ACTION. Where does your focus lie? (The Vision. The Process. The Results.) ALL OF THE ABOVE. STAY. When traveling, what’s your favorite place to stay the night? … [Read more...]

SNAPSHOT: Shawn Whitworth

NAME. Shawn Whitworth. ANIMATE. Which animated character do you most identify with? JANE JETSON. DRIVE. What are your dream wheels? (Or closest to it if you can’t walk or use public trans.) MOTORBIKE. ACTION. Where does your focus lie? (The Vision. The Process. The Results.) THE PROCESS. STAY. When traveling, what’s your favorite place to stay the night? … [Read more...]

SNAPSHOT: Mary Olson

NAME. Mary Olson. ANIMATE. Which animated character do you most identify with? JANE JETSON. DRIVE. What are your dream wheels? (Or closest to it if you can’t walk or use public trans.) JAGUAR. ACTION. Where does your focus lie? (The Vision. The Process. The Results.) ALL OF THE ABOVE. STAY. When traveling, what’s your favorite place to stay the night? … [Read more...]

SNAPSHOT: Cassie Langstraat

NAME. Cassie Langstraat. ANIMATE. Which animated character do you most identify with? DARIA. DRIVE. What are your dream wheels? (Or closest to it if you can’t walk or use public trans.)  TESLA MODEL 3. ACTION. Where does your focus lie? (The Vision. The Process. The Results.) THE PROCESS. STAY. When traveling, what’s your favorite place to stay the night? … [Read more...]

SNAPSHOT: Kim Anderson

NAME. Kim Anderson ANIMATE. Which animated character do you most identify with? JANE JETSON. DRIVE. What are your dream wheels? (Or closest to it if you can’t walk or use public trans.) JAGUAR. ACTION. Where does your focus lie? (The Vision. The Process. The Results.) THE PROCESS. STAY. When traveling, what’s your favorite place to stay the night? VILLA. STORAGE. … [Read more...]

When Scissors Take Over: Interview with Cindy Vattathil

Cindy Vattathil, a Bohemian mother of two from Houston, Texas, has been saving scraps of paper her whole life. Little did she know they would serve as a channel for her artistic voice. Like Matisse, she has found a youthful happiness when "painting with scissors," and prefers the medium of collage to her old acrylic paints. Aside from her art, Cindy enjoys clipping coupons, … [Read more...]

What Defines Learning? Amy Szczepanski

Dr. Amy Szczepanski is a math educator who works at the Art of Problem Solving. She previously coordinated education and outreach for the Remote Data Analysis and Visualization Center at the University of Tennessee, and in her spare time enjoys sewing and knitting, especially projects with a mathematical flavor to them. Trena Paulus interviewed Amy Szczepanski via Skype on … [Read more...]

SNAPSHOT: Kiki Hubbard

Kiki Hubbard is a researcher, writer, and policy organizer who advocates for the ethical management of seed. ANIMATE. Which animated character do you most identify with? MERIDA THE BRAVE. DRIVE. What are your dream wheels? (Or closest to it if you can’t walk or use public trans.) PICKUP. ACTION. Where does your focus lie? (The Vision. The Process. The Results.) ALL OF … [Read more...]

SNAPSHOT: Betsy Bach

Betsy Bach is a professor, nonprofit aficionado, lover of the communication process, teacher, and mentor. ANIMATE. Which animated character do you most identify with? LUCY VAN PELT FROM PEANUTS. DRIVE. What are your dream wheels? (Or closest to it if you can’t walk or use public trans.)  VW BUG. ACTION. Where does your focus lie? (The Vision. The Process. The Results.) … [Read more...]

SNAPSHOT: Lucy Capehart

Lucy Capehart is an artist and a museum professional with a background in anthropology. ANIMATE. Which animated character do you most identify with? ELIZA THORNBERRY. DRIVE. What are your dream wheels? (Or closest to it if you can’t walk or use public trans.) JAGUAR. ACTION. Where does your focus lie? (The Vision. The Process. The Results.) ALL OF THE … [Read more...]

SNAPSHOT: Gretchen Vollmer

Gretchen Vollmer is a program assistant for a community treatment team that supports the mentally ill by day, writer by night. ANIMATE. Which animated character do you most identify with? ELIZA THORNBERRY. DRIVE. What are your dream wheels? (Or closest to it if you can’t walk or use public trans.) JAGUAR. ACTION. Where does your focus lie? (The Vision. The Process. The … [Read more...]

Pine Beetles Might Answer Climate Change Questions: Dr Diana Six

Dr. Diana Six is a professor of forest entomology/pathology at the University of Montana who specializes in Pine Beetles and has connected their forest damaging activities with climate change. Her TEDx talk on the subject illustrates the troubling trajectory North American forests are headed in. Geek Puff founder, Toni Matlock, had a chance to sit down with Diana in her … [Read more...]

MEET the Women of SciGirls

Do you ever wonder who the women are that work somewhere? Do you try picturing what their day looks like? And then wonder, what are their challenges? What motivates them to work in STEAM fields? What are they eating? Just who are they? We do. “The Women of SciGirls” launches a series that puts a little frame around some women that work at the same place. If you would like a … [Read more...]

SNAPSHOT: Leslie Van Stavern Millar

Leslie Millar is a visual artist who uses art to explore ideas and images. Her background in science provides her with a framework for that exploration. ANIMATE. Which animated character do you most identify with? JANE JETSON. DRIVE. What are your dream wheels? (Or closest to it if you can’t walk or use public trans.) BICYCLE. ACTION. Where does your focus lie? (The … [Read more...]