Some lovely stories from Mike McKenna, Wesleyan class of 1973. I also made this little audio slideshow to go with his interview. Images by Adrian Cooke.
This week’s Stories from the Field is from Sharon Haynie, a research scientist at DuPont. She talks about needing to have a thick skin to be a woman in the sciences, and that just being smart isn’t enough.
So happy to have had the chance to interview my friend Zanne for the Wesleyan Storytelling Project. She tells a wonderful story about Mel Strauss, director of the Wesleyan Concert Choir.
My latest feature for IEEE Spectrum Radio is about the future of textiles – clothes that can keep you healthy, that charge your cell phone, and that never get dirty; fabrics that can change color, can keep you warm or cool depending on the weather, and can deliver medicines through your skin throughout the day.…
From the Distillations website: Little known fact: we have taste buds all over our bodies, not just our tongues. Another surprise? Our taste buds might play a role in more than just our processing of taste. On today’s show producer Mary Harris visits the Monell Chemical Senses Center and Beverly Tepper‘s Sensory Evaluation Lab at Rutgers University to find out…
I was treated to a mini spoken word performance in this latest interview for the Wesleyan Storytelling Project.
This week’s Story from the Field is from Sarah Mullins, a researcher at 3M Company in Minnesota. This series gives voice to women working in chemistry and related sciences. They share their successes, challenges, and stories about the people and events that have shaped their careers, and their lives.
This latest piece for the Wesleyan Storytelling Project is a conversation between Sam Paik ’90 and his daughter Ellen, a current student. It was such a pleasure to speak with them both – the full conversation will be posted later this year.
On this episode of Distillations, sound artist extraordinaire Diane Hope shares a story about an innovative technology that could provide early detection of osteoporosis. Then, a conversation with Mütter Museum curator Anna Dhody about a famous skeleton in their collection. It belongs to Harry Eastlack, who suffered from a rare and devastating disorder known as stone…
I’m probably not supposed to play favorites with this series, but I can’t help myself, this is one of my faves. Maureen Rouhi recently became editor-in-chief of Chemical & Engineering News. But her proudest moment is teaching her 16-year-old daughter how to drive a stick shift.