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Women In Science: Not Your Typical Storytelling Scientist

Women in Science

 

What happens when you cross a kick-boxing foodie with a passion for scientific discovery? You get Science.Sam.

Sam Yammine, aka Science Sam, is a PHD Candidate in the Department of Molecular Genetics at the University of Toronto studying how stem cells build and maintain the brain. She has a passion for science and telling stories.

If science had a Nike commercial, there is no doubt that Science.Sam would be its star.

When she’s not making discoveries in the lab, Science.Sam is sharing her passion for science, profiling fellow scientists, and inspiring other science Nerds through a series of … READ MORE

Nerds In Real Life

Star Wars Week: Learn to Take Your Passion and Make Movie Magic

Storytelling with Industrial Light & Magic’s Tim Alexander

Star Wars Movie Magic

Originally posted on May 4, 2017

When the first Star Wars film (Episode IV: A New Hope), hit theaters in 1977, it was an instant hit. With a budget of just $11 million, this simple story of good versus evil brought science fiction into the mainstream with a box office blowout of over $775 million. So, what made this new space epic so popular? Three simple elements: great story, a strong supporting cast, and unbelievable special and visual effects like nobody had seen before.

Forty years, (currently) eight movies, countless … READ MORE

Gift Guide 2017

59 More Books That Every Nerd Will Love This Holiday – Nerdy Books

2017 Raising Nerd Mega Holiday Wish List:
BONUS Nerdy Books Edition Part 2

“The problem in our country isn’t with books being banned, but with people no longer reading. You don’t have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.”   ― Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

Ray Douglas Bradbury knew a thing or two about creativity, books, and culture. He wrote 27 novels, more than 600 short stories and poems, dozens of teleplays and stage plays, and the screenplay for Moby Dick before he passed in June 2012.

Ray Bradbury’s writing fed the curiosity of … READ MORE

Science & Tech

Kids Need to Learn to Code: Here’s How to Do It Right

Learn to Code

It’s Hour of Code time!

No matter their interests, Kids will find fun in coding

Guest Post: Laura Giuggio, Technology Integration Specialist
Originally Posted June 2017

My motivation came from a workshop. THE workshop in my career that changed everything. One Saturday afternoon in Holyoke, Massachusetts in January 2015, I was going to learn to code.

I went into the workshop convinced I was going to be clueless. What did I know about coding? My last attempt was in 1988 when I saw a blinking cursor on a screen and had to write in lines of code to make the … READ MORE

Science & Tech

11 Free Online Coding Classes That Will Get Your Nerds Programming Quickly

The Hour of Code Is Here – Let’s Get Started

Free Coding Classes for Kids

Somewhere in the depths of an empty network farm, middle of nowhere:

Tap…tap…tap.

In a dingy, dark basement, the green projection of a computer monitor glowing across her face, our hero typed with fury.

“We only have a few seconds; can you break the code?” her friend’s voice came prodding through her headset.

Our hero kept typing. Panic wasn’t in her nature.

“Do you have it?” her friend pressed. “Please tell me you have it!”

With a final tap on the dusty keyboard and hint of a sly smile on READ MORE

Gift Guide 2017

51 Nerdy Books That Every Nerd Will Love This Holiday

Nerdy Books

2017 Raising Nerd Mega Holiday Wish List:
BONUS Books Edition Part 1

 

His library was a fine dark place bricked with books, so anything could happen there and always did. All you had to do was pull a book from the shelf and open it and suddenly the darkness was not so dark anymore.”    ― Ray Bradbury, Farewell Summer

Looking for the perfect science books for your kids? Want to inspire your Nerds with some amazing stories of famous Nerds? Or just want to have them learn more about the world around them. We have your Nerdy … READ MORE