I Am Science

Kevin’s I Am Science is quite frankly one of the most beautiful and best posts ever posted at Deep-Sea News.  If you haven’t read it, do it now and prepared to be moved.  His call to the community on Twitter received a ground swell of response from across science about the unusual, humorous, and sometimes tragic paths that have led us to a life in science.  Mindy (@LaMinda on twitter) took this story of the #IamScience phenomenon and set it to music.  As Kevin stated its “a simple, beautiful movie that made me tear up.” I dare you not to feel something when you view it.

I Am Science from Mindy Weisberger on Vimeo.

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Craig McClain is the Assistant Director of Science for the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center, a National Science Foundation supported initiative. He has conducted deep-sea research for 20 years and published over 50 papers in the area. He has participated in and led dozens of oceanographic expeditions taken him to the Antarctic and the most remote regions of the Pacific and Atlantic. Craig’s research focuses on how energy drives the biology of marine invertebrates from individuals to ecosystems, specifically, seeking to uncover how organisms are adapted to different levels of carbon availability, i.e. food, and how this determines the kinds and number of species in different parts of the oceans. Craig’s research has been featured on National Public Radio, Discovery Channel, Fox News, National Geographic and ABC News. In addition to his scientific research, Craig also advocates the need for scientists to connect with the public and is the founder and chief editor of the acclaimed Deep-Sea News (http://deepseanews.com/), a popular ocean-themed blog that has won numerous awards. His writing has been featured in Cosmos, Science Illustrated, American Scientist, Wired, Mental Floss, and the Open Lab: The Best Science Writing on the Web. His forthcoming book, Science of the South (http://www.scienceofthesouth.com/), connects cultural icons of South such as pecan pie with the science behind them.

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4 comments on “I Am Science
  1. touching stories, despite crappy music. mine could be something like: used to hike between classes to relax as a history major. now soon to move to chicago to get biology degree as well.
    However, I hope that a job at my brother-in-law’s company can keep me from being homeless. science was always my first love, history is just old dead people, my minor was anthropology, so live people as well, but honestly, i hate people. Science has room for another socially inept misanthrope, right?

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