Month: November 2017

Evidence Based Radio, 11/10/17

Tonight we had a special interview with Dr. Sheila Jaswal and Anna Makar-Limanov ’20 of Amherst College who shared their experiences with a new initiative called Humans in STEM. Dr. Jaswal of the department of Chemistry and Megan Lyster, Asst Dir, Innovation & Experiential Learning Programs at the Center for Community Engagement have developed a curriculum aimed at exploring how students and faculty can better serve the full human experience of learning in STEM fields. The course aims to develop ways to increase diversity and support traditionally underserved student populations in STEM fields. A similar course has been developed at Yale University and will hopefully spread out to institutions throughout the country.

 


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Evidence Based Radio, 11/03/17

This show is dedicated to the memory of my little black cat, Meara, who passed on Friday afternoon. Tonight we’re talking animal stories. First off, a beluga who has learned to mimic or even potentially communicate with dolphins. Bees turn out to sometimes have a left or right handed preference. And life was lonely and dangerous for male mammoths. We then take a quick look at whether or not the dimetrodon that we all know and love has been depicted with the correct leg stance. We’ll then go back to living animals to talk about a new form of predation called kleptopredation and discuss the weird way in which shrews survive the harsh conditions of winter and also talk about a fish that can repair the damage to its brain from freezing in winter. Then we’ll talk about how baby bats learn to talk and how that might apply to humans. And finally, we take a moment to remember another great animal, Laika, the first animal to enter low earth orbit.


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