Dr. Maydianne Andrade


Dr. Maydianne Andrade, a zoologist, has the enviable job of studying cannibalistic spiders. Her career might seem like something out of a horror film (her favorite genre).   Andrade studies the cannibalistic behavior of the Australian redback spider. and has discovered why it makes evolutionary sense for the males of this species commit what she calls "adaptive suicide."

“[Science] is more than a school subject, or the periodic table, or the properties of waves. It is an approach to the world, a critical way to understand and explore and engage with the world, and then have the capacity to change that world..."

President Barack Obama, March 23, 2015

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Mar.21.2017 · In Space Science · From MarcellaMuhammad
On August 21, 2017, a 121-mile wide shadow will sweep across North America as millions of people revel in a total solar eclipse — the first one to run from sea to shining sea since 1918.
Aug.01.2016 · In Biology · From MarcellaMuhammad
http://www.livescience.com/55574-mysterious-purple-sea-orb-near-channel-islands.html "Have a look at that dark purple blob on the left, there." With those words, scientists aboard the Exploration Vessel Nautilus uncovered a marine mystery: a small purple orb tucked halfway under a rock off the coa…
Aug.01.2016 · In Other · From MarcellaMuhammad
African-American men are one of the only minority groups not making progress in STEM. Advocates consistently beat the drum to find ways to engage more female and minority students in STEM fields, which are still largely dominated by men. But within that group is perhaps one of the most underrepresen…

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On August 21, 2017, a 121-mile wide shadow will sweep across North America as millions of people revel in a total solar eclipse — the first one to run from sea to shining sea since 1918.
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Dr. Juan E. Gilbert is a computer scientist and the first African American chair of the Department of Computer & Information Science & Engineering at the University of Florida. He strongly believes, "Diverse minds create diverse solutions." and has been an active advocate for diversity in STEM.
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Dr. Pamela J. Williams is a mathematician who is a Senior Consultant in the Math Modeling Group at LMI - a non-profit dedicated to improving the management of government.
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Dr. Halima Moncrieffe is an award winning immunologist who has done groundbreaking research in childhood arthritis.
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Dr. Korey Sewell is a CPU Performance Engineer at Apple. He is also the founder of Hands-On Technology Education, LLC, in San Diego, California, an after-school and summer camp computer science program for elementary and middle-school age students.
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Dr. Cinda Scott, a marine biologist, is the Center Director-Tropical Island Biodiversity Studies (TIBS), School for Field Studies, Panama. where undergraduate students are part of the Environmental Field Studies Abroad program.
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In 2007 Emmett Chappelle, a biochemist, was inducted to the National Inventors Hall of Fame for his work on bio-luminescence, which is light produced by living organisms. He holds fourteen United States patents.
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Danni Washington, Ocean Advocate/ TV Host/ Mocha Mermaid, is a Marine Biologist who is the host of a brand new STEM educational TV Series, "XPLORATION NATURE KNOWS BEST", featuring the latest advancements in bio-inspired technology and design.
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Dr. Michael L Blakey was the anthropologist in charge of the scientific research on the African Burial Ground discovered in 1991 in downtown New York City.
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Dr. Rawlings-Goss is the Co-Executive Director of the South Big Data Innovation Hub, Georgia Institute of Technology.
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The Atlanta Science Festival is a week-long celebration of local science and technology, held March 21-28, 2015. Curious people of all ages will explore the science and technology in our region and see how science is connected to all parts of our lives in a variety of hands-on activities, facility t…
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Science Olympiad is a national non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of K-12 science education, increasing student interest in science, creating a technologically literate workforce and providing recognition for outstanding achievement by both students and teachers. These goals …
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Art Hack Day: DelugeSaturday, January 317pm – Late; FREEArt Hack Day is a part-hackathon, part-happening where 60 hackers and artists bridge the gap between art, technology and entrepreneurship with grassroots hackathons that demonstrate the expressive potential of new technology and the power of ra…
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This group explores the values visual art and artists have in the fields of science. Visual art was the first attempt at language and is a recording of the history of the first people on the planet that began in Africa and spread around the world. Today, the visual arts has developed into computer g…
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Apple launched four engineering scholarships Sept. 5th targeting women, black/African American, Hispanic and Native American students. Students are el
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