Author: Grace

I'm a "dirt-ologist". I love studying the interface of human and environment interaction, often asking the rather rhetorical question: "Do we change the landscape, or does the landscape change us?"

I also captain the ISS Insanitekian, a startup adventure of a lifetime.

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What does it take to be a torchbearer of scientific knowledge?

Being a torchbearer of knowledge, especially scientific knowledge, is a fun journey. You learn so many useful, life changing things. There are so many ways to take any situation and come up with solutions that make life better. And yet, there is the potential to be misunderstood when you share the knowledge. Or worse, the …

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Values needed to be a torchbearer of scientific knowledge

Sharing knowledge seems like it would be a very easy thing. After all, people share knowledge without much training to varying degrees of success. Look at YouTubers that specialise in tutorials, educators, parents, colleagues and literally anyone around you. We all assist others through life by sharing what knowledge we can. If you’re serious about …

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What Is Your Color Made Of? An Exploration of Chromatography

Pick up a marker, and you’re writing in colour. The word “chromatography” is descriptive as it translates to “colour writing” from the Greek roots. But a simple marker is not as simple as you think. The primary colours are, but what about that orange marker? The purple? The green? That’s where things start getting interesting. …

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Elena Timofeeva and Grace Conyers

Journey from Hesitant Science Student to Science Business

Meet Elena Timofeeva, who is the Co-founder, COO and Director of R&D at Influit Energy, LLC and Research Associate Professor at Illinois Institute of Technology. She explores nanotechnology and materials to create ways that surfaces can be modified to store electrical charge — making more efficient batteries. In this interview, Elena shares with us her …

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