Category Archives: networking

The return of VOICES

Last September, as you may recall, there was a first-of-its-kind online conference devoted to teaching STEM through music. Here, once again, is the link: complete archive of VOICES 2017. This coming September 26th, it’s happening again! But first we need … Continue reading

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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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Jim and Kathy Ocean and The MetaQuizzical Cafe

At last month’s meeting in San Marcos, Wendy Silk’s friend Dave Nachmanoff mentioned Jim Ocean to me. I hadn’t heard of Jim, but it turns out that he has almost finished an album of songs about science, and that the … Continue reading

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Blabbing with KlabLab

Following a tip from the always-helpful Tom McFadden, I had a great call with Joe O’Loughlin of KlabLab this morning. KlabLab is a San Francisco Bay-area startup that supplements conventional classroom instruction with music and videos. KlabLab has only been … Continue reading

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On Friday, SAS&M network members and other art-science interdisciplinarians descended upon CSU-San Marcos for a one-day meeting hosted by Wendy Silk of UC-Davis and Merryl Goldberg of CSUSM. The format consisted of 20-minute talks intermixed with related but free-flowing conversations. … Continue reading

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Other science music blogs (yes, they exist)

I don’t know if readers of this blog pay any attention to the sidebar links to other blogs, but you should. There’s some interesting stuff there. When I first compiled a list of related blogs, I had to give it … Continue reading

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Teachers: send us your syllabi!

A friend who teaches biochemistry said in a recent email that she likes the idea of incorporating some songs into her courses, but hasn’t found the time to screen songs for possible inclusion. No problem, I said — just send … Continue reading

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Feedback: not just squealing noises from loudspeakers

Several years ago, in a sciencesongs listserv discussion of songwriting, Monty Harper wrote the following: It seems to me that often those folks most motivated to write science songs are science teachers, who understand the need for such things. There … Continue reading

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Blog? Facebook? Listserv? Message board? (All of the above?!)

The Sing About Science approach to social networking might seem a bit scattered at this point. In addition to this blog, we have a Facebook page and a just-created forum (electronic message board), plus some of us use a Yahoo … Continue reading

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I’ll take care of you…

In earlier posts (e.g., What rhymes with “RuBisCO”?) we mentioned a song created by Dave Nachmanoff and participants in the UC-Davis “Oak Discovery Day.” That song is now available on Dave’s website. It is called “I’ll Take Care of You … Continue reading

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