The State of Physics at Drake

Among my more interdisciplinary endeavors at Drake consists of an editorship of the Department of Physics and Astronomy semesterly newsletter. I’ve decided to post these on my blog, as they showcase not only some of my best physics writing, but also my best graphics and design work. Continue reading The State of Physics at Drake

Roots to STEM: The Underrepresentation of Black Women in the Sciences

Black women face a very specific and unique set of stereotypes that strain the degree of their engagement in many societal and public spheres. One such rarely-investigated sphere is the STEM fields, where black women are exceptionally underrepresented. In response to an academic Documentary Video Challenge, my colleagues and I at Drake University sought to … Continue reading Roots to STEM: The Underrepresentation of Black Women in the Sciences

Student journalist and blogger wins third in Iowa for marijuana story

The Iowa College Media Association voted the following article third best news story of the 2017-18 school year. It was originally published in the Drake Relays edition of the Times-Delphic last April. ‘High-curious’ marijuana users no longer risk jobs, scholarships through senate bill One small possession for Iowans, one big leap towards legalization by Lórien … Continue reading Student journalist and blogger wins third in Iowa for marijuana story

The temporally-integrated dolphin on etymology relating to newspapers

There’s a reason why the words text and textile are so similar. They both stem from sheep’s wool. Wool shows up in many places in the English language. The Latin word for tuft of wool is burra, which incidentally often covered desks, giving us words like bureau and bureaucracy.  The first printing press in England … Continue reading The temporally-integrated dolphin on etymology relating to newspapers