At institutional level a mission statement and set of core values are important to drive decisions and growth. As I have worked with an amazing…View More What Are Your Research Group’s Scientific Core Values?
Armed with the lab’s trusty Ultimaker 3-D printer, our imaginations, and endless source of inspiration that is deep-sea life and science, my lab and I…View More 3-D Printing the Ulitmate Deep-Sea Christmas Tree
Posted recently on Facebook by A Moment of Silence, a picturesque winter wonderland on the high seas.View More Snow At Sea
The early years 1. Could your parents afford to live on the good side of town? The one with the right schools? Did they send…View More Can you afford to be a marine biologist? Or a scientist?
As science communicators, we are constantly looking for new and innovative ways to translate the ramblings of the ivory tower into a relatable and accessible public…View More Writings on the SeaWall: Squidtoons
Photo: Cpl. Jo Jones [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons The Background Most of you are probably aware of the GRE or Graduate Record Examination. Those…View More Let’s Kill the GRE
Was there a tipping point? When had this all started? This uncomfortable sensation in my gut. This nagging thing rolling around inside my head. It…View More Tipping Points, For-Profit Scientific Publishing, and Closed Science
Nearly two miles below the ocean’s surface, we are building new worlds. You might be surprised that these ecospheres are wooden—little log cabins hosting a…View More Wooden Homes on the Seafloor Yield Insights Into the Impacts of Climate Change
On the heals of being inspired at #scifoo at GoogleX, I’m a little fired up. Monday morning at the American Library Association meeting–after flight delays,…View More 10 Things Science, Science Communication, and Just Maybe All of Academia Needs
For more updates on my research, follow along at jellybiologist.com, or on twitter @RebeccaRHelm As a scientist, I love jellyfish, and I suffer for it. Up…View More New Research Reveals How to Easily Grow Jellyfish In Captivity