NIMBioS is pleased to announce that we now have our own branded blog on TalkingScience, the project of the Science Friday Initiative, the nonprofit partner of the radio program Science Friday, which is broadcast on NPR. The TalkingScience Web site features science news, interviews with scientists, and intriguing science and technology stories across the Web. The NIMBioS branded blog is called “Biology by Numbers” and will include videos, news stories, and educational content from NIMBioS. “Biology by Numbers” is one of several blogs on TalkingScience. Currently, “Biology by Numbers” features a video starring frequent NIMBioS visitor Rene Salinas about counting bears in the Appalachian Mountains. The Salinas video is also cross-posted on the “Dream Jobs” page. For Rene, we hope that is indeed the case!
According to its site, TalkingScience’s core mission is to:
- Cultivate enthusiasm for science and a desire for scientific literacy in the general public – particularly teens.
- Encourage young people to pursue STEM subjects in school, get involved with STEM-based extracurricular activities, and pursue careers in STEM fields.
- Support educators (teachers and parents) in their efforts to increase scientific literacy in the next generation.
Look for fresh NIMBioS content every month. If you would like to contribute to “Biology by Numbers,” contact NIMBioS Communications Coordinator Catherine Crawley at firstname.lastname@example.org.