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Submit your educational statistics songs … STAT!

The United States Conference on Teaching Statistics, USCOTS, is held on odd years (in alternation with the Electronic Conference on Teaching Statistics, eCOTS, which occurs on even years). USCOTS is once again holding an “A-Mu-Sing” competition (mu being the Greek … Continue reading

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Podcast #2: Environmental educator Remy Rodden

Almost exactly three years ago, Sing About Science & Math diverged from its usual science songster interview format to do a podcast with Monty Harper. Here now is the second podcast — no more professional or polished than the first … Continue reading

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STEM songster interview #19: Professor Lesser

November 2015: Larry Lesser prepares to play “The Gambler,” one of his winning entries in the 2015 Museum of Mathematics (MoMath) song contest. One of the only people in this world who devotes as much time as me, or more, … Continue reading

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New science music projects from Master Tom and Doctor Eva

Eva Amsen, a prominent science communicator/outreach person, has launched a quarterly science-music newsletter. You can sign up for it at her website,, and/or follow her music-science Twitter account, @musisci. Tom McFadden, whom SingAboutScience has interviewed, has just launched a … Continue reading

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Links: math song contest and more

• MoMath Song Contest 2015. “The only rules are that the lyrics must be original and must be about math or a mathematical concept.” Deadline: October 9. • Andover [MN] math assignment turns numbers into music [from]. “Last school … Continue reading

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STEM songs: not just child’s play

When I got the opportunity to fill a UW-Bothell display case with materials relating to educational music, I knew I would need some artistic help … so I enlisted my 8-year-old son. We were both pleased with the end product, … Continue reading

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Shell #makethefuture music contest

From the Shell oil company comes the following STEM music contest…. Can you write a song that inspires others to #makethefuture better? If so, you could win $15,000! Shell challenges musicians to write an original song using creativity, talent and … Continue reading

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JME Special Issue: Music in Math Education

Just received this from Larry Lesser, the Mathemusician of UTEP…. JME Special Issue Call for Papers: Music as a Theme for Contextualized Mathematics Education Guest Editors: Song An, Daniel Tillman, Larry Lesser, & Andrea Shaheen The University of Texas at … Continue reading

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YouTube’s auto-transcription needs work

Many science songs posted to YouTube (and other sites) don’t come with lyrics in text format, which renders these songs all but invisible to users of our database. Unless someone searches for a keyword that is in the song’s title, … Continue reading

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Singing about science: father-son edition

On Tuesday evening my son Phil and I headed to the University branch of the Seattle Public Library for “Sing a Song of Science” with veteran children’s musician Nancy Stewart. Most of the kids there were very young — at … Continue reading

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