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Submit your science song parodies to the Washington Post!

In addition to its reporting on the White House and other serious matters, the Washington Post runs something called the Style Invitational. The 1235th edition of this contest, running through July 24, asks readers to address the topic of science … Continue reading

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“Which STEM musicals are real?” contest results

We recently held a little contest: identify the real musical(s) among five listed (“Bring Down Da Noise, Bring Up Da Signal”; “Fermat’s Last Tango”; “Hedwig And The Angry Centimeter”; “Les Phys”; and “Stats”). The winner of the contest is Mary … Continue reading

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VOICES promotional contest

How about a little contest to stir up interest in the inaugural VOICES online conference on Sept. 27-28? Just tell me ( which of the five STEM-themed musicals pictured below was/were real. If you answer correctly between now and June … Continue reading

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An international conference devoted to STEM songs?!

STEM music insiders may be aware of the research team of Larry Lesser (UTEP), Dennis Pearl (Penn State), and John Weber III (Perimeter College of Georgia State U.). Last year they published a study in which online students were exposed … Continue reading

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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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