Month: January 2015

Student Post: Connecting to Your Audience

Jillian Pintye is a PhD student in the Nursing Science program at the University of Washington and a research assistant in the Department of Global Health. She holds an MPH in Epidemiology and is a registered nurse. Her research focuses

Student Post: Improv Games

Nancy is a 4th year graduate student in Oceanography and she studies the marine carbon cycle.  Outside of school she stays busy by biking, backpacking, fishing, cooking, gardening in her P-Patch, and urban exploring. Had you walked into our classroom

Student Post: Start from the Head, Deliver From the Heart and Gut

Dan Grinnell is a Masters student in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences. He studies how workplace hazards affect the health of dairy farm workers in Washington State. He is particularly interested in how these hazards may disproportionately

Student Post: “Scientists are Not That Smart”

Shivani Gupta is a 4th year PhD student in bioengineering. Her interests include proteins, stealing ideas from nature for cool new biotechnology, reading, and for those precious leisure moments: skiing, ballroom, swing, and salsa dancing, hot yoga and (if lucky)

Student Post: Let’s Talk About Science

Julie Weicheld is a Masters student in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences. She studies the mosquitoes around Seattle and other areas of Washington state, specifically how they are affected by climate and other environmental factors. I have

Student Post: The First Day of Class

Robin Banner is an oceanography graduate student studying nearshore sediment dynamics. Her primary goals are to determine how coastal environments are changing geologically and to provide accurate and valuable information to coastal communities so that they can adapt to these

Why you should dump the Rainbow

Recently, MATLABⓇ has changed the default colormap from ‘Jet’ to ‘Parula’.  On the surface, this may seem like a minor change, but I’d like to argue here why this an important change.  In short, Jet is a perceptually non-uniform colormap,