PDF: Sammy Science Discovers Chimpanzees Sammy Science Discovers Chimpanzees is a multimedia composition for children ages 3 – 7 years old. The purpose of this picture book is to 1) engage readers with a factual introduction to chimpanzee behavior and ecology, 2) provide … Continue reading Women in Science… in a children’s book!
What makes humans unique? Recent findings from a population of wild bearded capuchin monkeys in Brazil tell us that it certainly isn’t tool use. At Serra da Capivara National Park, capuchins regularly select quartzite cobbles to deliberately break against firmly … Continue reading Monkeys redefine “human” technology
What is a research statement? A research statement is a short summary of a person’s academic or research interests as well as their current work, and the perfect introduction when reaching out to potential advisors and/or graduate programs. At the undergraduate level, much … Continue reading How to write a Research Statement!
Merriam-Webster’s definitions for the word family (\ˈfam-lē) hardly suffice as accurate descriptors for the G’s, Kakombe Valley’s chimpanzees-in-residence and arguably the most dominant matriline in Gombe history. They are, of course, a group of related individuals, but an important narrative … Continue reading Long Live the Queen
Wooden giants tower overhead like ancient pillars exploded from the earth. Their outstretched arms fill up the sky and catch the sun, engulfing life below in a shadowy veil that drapes across the forest floor. Three men could not reach … Continue reading On Passing Time in a Forest Alone
The browsing history of my internet search engine contains a medley of material that ranges from academic to unsavory. Among the latter are my much beloved stand-up specials, bolstered by comedic heavy weights such as Steven Wright and Louis CK. … Continue reading By Example
She left her home in July of 1960, when the world viewed women better off as secretaries than scientists. And a secretary she had been, right up until the point that tapping out documents, other people’s documents, became less appealing … Continue reading The Mad Ones