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

Blog Cabin Birthday Room Make-Over


DIY & Save Money, Little Victorian Home

This post may contain unaffiliated ads. Please see our privacy policy for more information.  For Greg’s son’s twentieth birthday, we decided to redo his room instead of buying him a bunch of junk he won’t use. Many of you know we just purchased our little “blog cabin” in July, and let’s just say that organization […]

January 14, 2018

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

My first night working for Uber


Life

This post may contain affiliated and unaffiliated ads. Please see our privacy policy for more information.  My boyfriend was awesome and cleaned out my Chevy Captiva before I drove my first night with Uber! I bought mints from Walmart for $5.00. The way it works: You open the Uber Driver app and log on. When […]

December 3, 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