Zen Faulkes is an Associate Professor of Biology at the University of Texas-Pan American and science communicator at the blog, Neurodojo. In this episode, guest host Sophie Bushwick talks with Zen about another project that he’s working on – the SciFund Challenge. The SciFund Challenge is an organization of scientists who pitch their ideas for science research to the public in the hopes of raising money through small donations. You can visit http://scifundchallenge.org to find out what projects are listed, of which you can donate to seeing it come to fruition. In fact, Zen has a project listed with a modest goal of $750. It’s called “Beach of the Goliath Crabs.” Donate soon, as the challenge ends on May 31st! Zen’s blog can be found at http://neurodojo.blogspot.com. And you can follow him on twitter @DoctorZen.
Archive for the ‘Education’ Category.
In this episode, I talk with documentary film-maker, Scott Thurman. We discuss his current documentary film, “The Revisionaries.” It centers on the story from 2011 about the Texas State Board of Education’s push to update the school curriculum’s science standards as it relates to the teaching of evolution. This conversation originally took place in early February, but near the end of the episode, I have a second, brief conversation from April 15, where Scott provides an update on the movie’s progress. You can find out more about this movie and when it may be played in your area by visiting www.therevisionariesmovie.com or the movie’s Facebook page.
*Edit – In the introduction and conclusion of the interview, I incorrectly stated the movie’s website. It should be www.therevisionariesmovie.com.