Real Science Careers: UX DESIGNER

When examining occupational growth and forecasting, more often than not the technology sector is found to be leading the charge. Education has definitely recognized this trend. Students are encouraged to major in computer science with the expectation of becoming programmers or web designers. That’s not the only degree that leads to technology centered occupations, however, and there is a ple…

'Super Scientist' Gaby Zane

It’s the birth of a mother’s nightmares, that cringe-worthy moment of terror when your child gleefully approaches from the playground caressing a newfound treasure between cupped palms and rosy cheeks. But this is no prize. Oh, no, it is not! It’s the dreaded lost and salvaged stuffed animal, with matted fur-like fabric tightly coiled around all sorts of unearthly debris.Every parent has exp…

Real Science Heroes, Episode 3: THE FANTASTIC FOUR

The scene is set in Tbilisi, Georgia. The countdown dwindling to a mere 22 days before the Fantastic Four represent the United States in the 48th International Chemistry Olympiad (IChO). With over 80 countries attending and 73 scheduled to compete, it’s to be the event of the year for chemistry enthusiasts worldwide. So who are the United States’ Fantastic Four and what does it mean to be a r…

Living Simply - Living Well

No one effectively forewarns you about the magnitude of complication that enters your life when you have your first child. If we really understood the chaos that ensues we might not choose to get on the ride at all. But what a wonderful, rewarding, crazy ride it is...and always more glorious when viewed through life’s rose colored rear-view mirror. Let’s face it, you can’t avoid chaos altoget…

For Health's Sake: SLEEP

It’s nine thirty in the evening. The sun dipped below the horizon over an hour earlier as you drove home from swim team practice, exhausted eyelids of children in the back seat drooping in time with the setting sun. Now you sit across the family dinner table from your tweenaged daughters, a state of growing agitation overcoming you. They are taking too long to eat their dinner and it’s bedtim…

Real Science Careers: FOOD SCIENTIST

You’ve always excelled in science classes, the concepts are challenging and intriguing enough to pique your interest. Beyond science, however, your real passion is food. Using a fine-tuned palate, you’ve created wonderfully flavorful and aromatic dishes. Most entrees you create from scratch tend to elicit rave reviews. The possibility of working in the food industry has crossed your mind and…