Category Archives: Interviews

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    An Interview with Sally Thomson, Author of ‘Reservations’

    Author Sally Thomson successfully delivered everything readers were looking for in “Reservations,” the second book in a fiction trilogy featuring the lovable Meagan Williams and her on-again off-again beau, Jack Stilwell. With just as much romance as suspense, the book takes Meagan on a whirlwind of adventures with her closest friends, and even the FBI. … Continue reading An Interview with Sally Thomson, Author of ‘Reservations’

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  • Disrupting Science With New Ideas

    When headlines read that an industry was turned on it’s head or disrupted, if you will, it gets not only the public and the media fired up, but also re-energizes the industry in question. It’s not a new concept — after all, those in the renaissance of science and technology would have been hard pressed … Continue reading Disrupting Science With New Ideas

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  • Research Focus: Homeless Students on Campus

    When students wander around campus, they aren’t looking at people judgementally and wondering if their fellow classmates are homeless. In fact, they generally assume all students are not homeless. I, personally, can attest to that with my own story, but it never occurred to me to look beyond myself to others that might be in … Continue reading Research Focus: Homeless Students on Campus

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  • Behind the Masks: Interview with Ashley Capes

    Tucked away on a shelf in bookstores in Australia and available as print on demand is a book that has poetry, history, sociology, and political science all woven together expertly. You’d not find it on the non-fiction shelves where you’d expect such a book to lie, but rather in the non-fiction section. And in the … Continue reading Behind the Masks: Interview with Ashley Capes

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  • A New Look Grant Cycles Using PageRank Systems

    Grant cycles are, for the most part, a bane of a researcher’s existence. We spend countless wasted hours writing, editing, submitting, reviewing, and hoping for funding. Associate Professor Johan Bollen at Indiana University’s School of Informatics and his colleagues have come up with an interesting supplement to the traditional peer-review system that can streamline the … Continue reading A New Look Grant Cycles Using PageRank Systems

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  • Celebrating Space with Tammy Witzens

    Anyone who knows me knows I’m an avid reader of just about anything sans romance. Give me a book, and I’m going to toss it on the perpetually changing stack of books to read. Giveaways of free books? My idea of heaven. That’s where I came across Tammy Witzens’ Have a Nice Trip (left, linked to … Continue reading Celebrating Space with Tammy Witzens

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  • Fixing Science Communication with Viputheshwar Sitaraman

    Science communication is broken. The media doesn’t know how to read it well, the general public gets lost, and eyes glaze over at a prodigious rate. There is a widening gap between scientists and the general public. While this gap widens, the ridicule about why scientists are studying what they study increases. I had a … Continue reading Fixing Science Communication with Viputheshwar Sitaraman

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  • Study Reveals Consequences of Concussions Among Teens

    Teens Who Have had Traumatic Brain Injury Have Higher Rates of Suicide Attempts, Being Bulied and High-Risk Behavior Given the prominent headlines about the National Football League and the devastating effects of sports-related concussions, we at Insanitek were intrigued to learn about a recent study that provides the first population-based evidence demonstrating the extent of … Continue reading Study Reveals Consequences of Concussions Among Teens

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  • Interview with Jamie Shaur, formerly a volunteer coordinator

    Imagination Station is a delightful little hands-on children’s museum that specializes in science and technology. It’s special because it is completely run by volunteers. To make this happen, it takes the right kind of person to balance the needs of the museum with the people that work there.

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  • Art of the Brain with Michelle Hunter

    Science communication is an interesting profession. You can choose to communicate with writing, dance, or many other mediums -€“ including fine art. You don’t even have to start in science. I had the honour of sitting down with Michelle Hunter, a New York contemporary artist with an eye for science. Michelle is an artist that … Continue reading Art of the Brain with Michelle Hunter

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