Summer Camp 1, 2, 3…

In most parts of the Northern Hemisphere, summer is swiftly approaching. In South Texas, it’s already here (hello 90°F weather… I feel your presence ☹ ). For me, summer can only mean one thing – Summer Camp! I haven’t written too extensively on the topic, but I think most people know by now that I... Continue Reading →

Weathered

Silent,Weathered grey,Craggy lined bark,Immobile in its place.Older than the new growth around,Waiting through the yearsFor the passage of timeTo wear awayAnd beginAgain. ~ Katie Dion

Creativity Vs Procedure

I had an interesting conversation yesterday with a coworker. We had both spent the morning judging a local middle school science fair. Part of the judging involved voting on which project earned first, second and third place for each grade. This proved to be uncharacteristically difficult, as each judge had very different opinions. After a... Continue Reading →

Restart

The calm after the storm,Like a soothing caress after a tantrum,Reminds us that even in the fiercest of times,There is always another sunset restarting time. ~ Katie Dion Hello all, So it's been awhile since I have posted on here. Full honesty - the holidays really buried me 😦 In addition to it obviously being... Continue Reading →

Sharing is Caring

When life get's crazy busy, and you don't have a minute to spare - it can be easy to think that you just cannot get involved in charity. Volunteering, even for one-offs and online personas are time commitments. You have to find and carve out those minutes from a finite pool. And sometimes you just... Continue Reading →

Go STEM Go!

This one is for anyone. No fancy degrees needed! Just basic human decency and a willingness to speak up when the time is right. Be Supportive If you notice a young budding mind showing interest in something STEMy, speak up! No matter how young the child. In fact, the younger the better! Words have incredible... Continue Reading →

An Ocean of Online Opportunities

In continuation of my two earlier posts about getting involved in inspiring the next generation, without further ado, I give you Mentoring: Easy Mode! Go Online Use your social media for good - show the daily life of or behind the scenes of your STEM career. Show off your lab or field research. Guest star... Continue Reading →

Getting Involved

In continuation of yesterday's post about getting involved in inspiring the next generation, without further ado, I give you Mentoring: Intermediate Mode! Get Involved in Outreach Ok, so as much as you would really love to, you just don't have the time to be mentor. I get it - it is a huge commitment! That... Continue Reading →

National STEM Day

Happy (Belated) National Stem Day! Just recently we celebrated National STEM Day, where we celebrate the achievements of those in STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). It is also the day where we renew our commitment to inspiring the next generation to follow in our footsteps. In my life, everyday is STEM Day! In... Continue Reading →

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