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Conference Exhibit Hall

One of the conference highlights is visiting the exhibits—a great way to preview materials or software, create a wish list of equipment, add to a professional library, or meet new people. Many vendors have give-aways such as maps, pens, rulers, posters, samples, or brochures that, although they don’t seem like much, are really helpful to […]

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Models and modeling

When I’m at an NSTA conference, I try to attend a session on a topic about which I know very little. This time, I saw a session entitled Epigenetics: Beyond the Central Dogma. After a brief discussion of research on how the environment interacts with the epigenome (a layer of biochemical reactions that turns genes […]

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New roles for teachers

Two of the sessions I attended today were presented by classroom teachers who have found new ways to develop their leadership skills. Lindsay Knippenberg, a science teacher from Michigan, is an Einstein Fellow with NOAA. In her presentation she shared some of the resources available to teachers (free of charge) from federal scientific agencies. Among […]

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Welcome to Baltimore

NSTA must be in Nature’s good graces, because this was a perfect day to arrive in Baltimore for the area conference—blue skies and warm (for November) temperatures. Some of the eateries near the Inner Harbor are still using their outdoor tables, too. The Inner Harbor is terrific, with each end anchored by a science-related site: […]

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