Monday, February 04, 2008

Added to the Blogroll

I've added a bunch of blogs to the blogroll over on the right-hand column in the past week or so, due to some wild surfing and links in the last scientiae carnival.

Not added to the blogroll, but a neat blog nonetheless, is Endless Forms Most Beautiful, the blog for Elissa Hoffman's AP Biology class at Appleton East High School in Appleton, WI. She and her students will be blogging about biology, but she is also looking for guest bloggers who "have an area of expertise, research- or career-wise, that pertains to biology" and are willing to discuss the post (in the comments) with the students.

Data Not Shown is a new science blog by UK postdoc Karen James (aka nunatak). James is also one half of the bloggers at The HMS Beagle Project, with the following mission:

We aim to celebrate Charles Darwin's 200th birthday by building a sailing replica of HMS Beagle and recreating the Voyage of the Beagle with an international crew of researchers, aspiring scientists and science communicators. The voyage will apply the techniques of 21st century science to Darwin's journey, inspiring a new generation of scientists and promoting the public understanding of evolution and wider science.
Rebecca Hunt works at "Augustana College as a Paleontology Research Assistant and fossil preprator" and blogs at Dinochick Blog.

All in the Mind "life and beyond through the mind's eye", an ABC (that's Australian Broadcasting Company) Radio National Blog by science/health journalist Natasha Mitchell

Make No Bones is the blog of paleontology graduate student Sally Pine.

Bio/Rocks is the blog of Sarah, a graduate student in vertebrate paleontology at UC Berkeley.

Amanda, another student paleontologist blogs at Self-Designed Student

a geocentric view by "mollishka" a graduate student in astronomy (even if she isn't interested in the whole "women in science" discussion)

Theorema Egregium
is Brazilian physicist post grad Christine Dantas' "place for personal studies on Physics, Mathematics and Philosophy"
I’m an astrophysicist turned into a software engineer turned into a condensed matter physicist. What I really would like to be: a mathematician, a philosopher, and a writer. But above everything, I am a mother.
Quantum Diaries followed "physicists from around the world as they live the World Year of Physics" - which was 2005. No, they haven't been updated since then, but they do provide a glimpse into the work of some international physicists.
Qulog 2.0 is "Florine Meijer's weblog on science poems, mathematical crocheting and whatever else springs to mind." (in Dutch and English).

Astronomer and Southern Illinois University Edwardsville faculty member Dr. Pamela L. Gay blogs at Star Stryder.

Amanda blogs at A Chemist's Laboratory Notebook

Jes Sherman, aka Ψ*Ψ , blogs at Carbon-Based Curiosities. From her profile:
Ψ*Ψ is the one who inevitably does most of the device posts, not entirely by choice. She’s currently a synthetiker in one lab and an analytical chemist in another and also a ninja. Most of her time is spent making colorful aromatic things, cursing at heterocycles and trying to graduate with her sanity (mostly) intact.
TLouScientist blogs at A scientist's life. The description:
Diary of an ex-postdoctoral scientist, who used to work tirelessly in a lab somewhere. (I might be back in a lab sometime soon though)
Zero Divides is written by "a 24 year old female undergraduate student pursuing a degree in Mathematics"

Unbalanced Reaction is the "Experiences of a female science graduate student (soon-to-be Ph.D.) struggling to reach equilibrium"

ScienceMama is molecular biologist/geneticist trying to balance being a postdoc and a mom. She blogs at Mother of All Scientists.

Cherish Maunders is an electrical engineering graduate student who blogs at the excellently-named Faraday's Cage is where you put Schroedinger's Cat

Dr. Medusa is a science faculty member at a US research university who blogs about diversity in science, math, and engineering.

Young Stellar Objects is the blog of Hannah, an astronomer.

Finally, geologist and pie-lover Green Gabro now blogs at Science Blogs under her own name, Maria Brumm.



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Karen James said...

Why thank you, and thanks also for championing women in science. My primary blog is most certainly the Beagle Project blog. I'm still trying to decide what to do about Data Not Shown. I might migrate it over to Science Friday blogs if I get invited (which looks like it might happen sometime in the near future...).

Ψ*Ψ said...

Thanks for the link! You have quite a spread of disciplines featured here.

Unbalanced Reaction said...

Thanks for the plug! I really like the list you've compiled thus far, and I'm looking forward to discovering some new bloggers!

Cherish said...

Thanks for the link! I'll definitely return the favor. (However, I thought I'd point out that Maunders isn't my last name. It's a verb...) *giggle*

I'm very impressed with the links list!

Peggy K said...

nunatak: I'll keep an eye on the SciFri blogs

Ψ*Ψ: part of my goal is to show the wide range of women's science blogs. Every so often someone asks "where are the female science bloggers?" and I like to be able to say "look right here".

unbalanced rxn: Glad you like it. If you have any more to suggest, I'll add them to the list.

Cherish: oops, I didn't realize that. I looked up "maunder" and I think it would make an excellent stage name :-)

skookumchick said...

Holy bloglinks, Peggy! Hope it's ok that I trolled them to add to the Scientiae blogroll... :-)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the plug! I've already gotten one recruit from it - here's to more :) I love the idea of blogging with my kids and opening lines of communication with "real scientists", hopefully encouraging them to go into the field themselves one day.

Peggy K said...

skookumchick: troll away! My hope is that the list will help dispel the idea that there aren't any women science bloggers, so the more links to them, the better.

Elissa: that's great! Hopefully, your blog will inspire some of your students to go on to study biology (or other science) in college.