Category: Interviews

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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book, books, reading, giveaway

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. …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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