Category Archives: conferences/festivals

More from the NIMBioS Songwriter-in-Residence program

Catherine Crawley of the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS) reports several items of interest: • A paper by herself and Pamela Bishop about the NIMBioS Songwriter-in-Residence program was published earlier this year in a volume of conference … Continue reading

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Science songster interview #8: Tom McFadden

I distinctly remember when I heard about Tom McFadden for the first time: he and his song “Regulatin’ Genes” were featured in the New York Times’ TierneyLab blog in March of 2009. I was impressed (and a bit jealous). Since … Continue reading

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Milestones and other links

• Physics doo-wop group’s last stand. An account of the final performance of Les Horribles Cernettes, the first band on the web, which came at the Hadronic Music Festival on July 21. • Kickstarter project: an album all about science! … Continue reading

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Missing links

…Missing from this blog until now, that is. Time for another catch-up post! • And the winner is… Tom McFadden’s wrap-up of New Zealand’s Science Idol contest. • Banana Slug String Band interviewed by Rose Kaya. Ms. Kaya is a … Continue reading

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Expo Day at the Seattle Science Festival

On June 2, I took the stage at the Seattle Science Festival‘s Science Expo Day to perform three songs (Erica, The Schiff Base Riff, and Plasmodium falciparum). I was accompanied by Kirk Van Scoyoc on banjo and Janis Weeks on … Continue reading

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Late-May links catchup

• Webby Award winner Björk’s iPad mixes music with science. • Rap group writes educational song for water firm. • Sometimes a tune helps teach biology. • 3-Year-Old’s ‘Periodic Table’ Song Makes Chemistry Catchy & Cute. • Mountain View Elementary … Continue reading

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The small pleasures of science songs

This week I rehearsed and then presented a new sing-along song on the Plasmodium falciparum life cycle at the Seattle Parasitology Conference. Working on this song with my colleagues Ryan Choi and Janis Weeks was fun in several respects, but … Continue reading

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Makin’ Yak Tracks

Yesterday I had the pleasure of participating in the Yakima Science and Engineering Festival, co-sponsored by the University of Washington’s GEAR UP program and the UW Genome Sciences GEM (Genetics, the Environment, and Me) project. My role yesterday was to … Continue reading

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Nobel Laureate uses music to explain ribosomes

Venkatraman (“Venki”) Ramakrishnan, a 2009 Nobel Laureate in chemistry for his work elucidating the structure of ribosomes, was a featured speaker at the Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay’s 2012 Tech Fest. As reported by ExpressIndia.com: In a presentation of his research … Continue reading

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Festival song contest: the finalists!

The USA Science & Engineering Festival has announced the finalists in its song contest. We at SingAboutScience.org are partial to the song “I Want to Sing About Science” by David Newman, but we urge you to listen to all of … Continue reading

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