Why all college students should present at an academic meeting


Science, the apocalypse, and teaching

Dr. Greg and I are on our way to Austin, Texas I was inspired to write this post during our 5-hour layover. We’re accompanying two of our research students to the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) where all four of us are presenting research posters. It’s an exciting experience and wonderful bonding […]

February 17, 2018

How to be a good teacher


Science, the apocalypse, and teaching

This post may contain unaffiliated ads. This post is written by Kristy & Dr. Greg. I’ve learned over the past few years that hiring faculty for colleges is based on a few pieces of information that seem counter-intuitive to what working at a college is actually about if you pride yourself on being a teacher. […]

January 25, 2018

Five Things You Need to Know about Alcohol and Exercise


Fighting & Fitness, Science, the apocalypse, and teaching

This post may contain unaffiliated ads. Please see our privacy policy for more information.  As you start thinking about New Year’s Eve and New Year’s resolutions we’d like to help you gain some knowledge. Contrary to popular belief, alcoholic beverages and fitness are not necessarily mutually exclusive. Many people can have an alcoholic beverage a […]

December 30, 2017

4 Millennial Survival Techniques 


Science, the apocalypse, and teaching

This post may contain unaffiliated ads. Please see our privacy policy for more information.  I taught a class this fall called Apocalypse Survival. What I didn’t realize going into it was I’d be teaching these students a lot of common sense survival techniques. A lot of young adults today don’t know how to do basic […]

December 21, 2017

For Those About to Rock: How Loud Is Too Loud?


Science, the apocalypse, and teaching

This post may contain unaffiliated ads. Please see our privacy policy for more information.  It is the rare individual who does not enjoy music in one form or another. It’s safe to say that most of us not only enjoy music but especially enjoy it when we see our favorite artists perform live. So far […]

December 21, 2017

Mcor ARKe 3D Printer review


Science, the apocalypse, and teaching

This post may contain unaffiliated ads. Please see our privacy policy for more information.    The majority of my professional research revolves around 3D printing and 3D scanning bones. At our current institution Dr. Greg and myself received a grant to buy a 3D printer.  I must admit, I’m pretty spoiled when it comes to […]

December 14, 2017

Tips to Raise Your Grades NOW


Science, the apocalypse, and teaching

This post may contain unaffiliated ads. Please see our privacy policy for more information.  Being a professor is like being a professional nerd, but with a responsibility to convey our knowledge to young colleagues with great aspirations. Having trudged through eight college degrees en route to a collective 16 years of professoring, we have made a […]

December 7, 2017

For $1,000 I’ll Love You, Too: A cultural evaluation of Japanese Hosts and Host Clubs


Science, the apocalypse, and teaching

This post may contain unaffiliated ads. Please see our privacy policy for more information.    Non-Japanese individuals may be unacquainted with the uniquely Japanese cultural phenomenon known as host clubs. The following is my first-hand experience of visiting such clubs in 2013 in Shinjuku, Tokyo. In Shinjuku, the host population is confined to an area […]

December 6, 2017

When Science and Art Collide: A Literal Muscle Car


Science, the apocalypse, and teaching

This post may contain unaffiliated ads. Please see our privacy policy for more information.    When Metallica and the San Francisco Symphony joined forces in 1999 to record the live album S&M (Symphony & Metallica), it surprised their respective fan bases because the genres seemed so disparate. When interviewed, the symphony’s conductor defended the project […]

December 2, 2017

Why I still give comprehensive essay finals


Science, the apocalypse, and teaching

This post may contain unaffiliated ads. Please see our privacy policy for more information.    Think back to your college days. Remember studying all week to prepare for your final exam? This exam encompassed everything you learned over an entire semester! If you failed the final you failed the class. Remember? I hated this when […]

December 2, 2017