Danielle N. Lee is an American assistant professor of biology at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. She is best known for her science blogging and outreach efforts focused on increasing minority participation in STEM fields.
This week we present stories from two scientists who were confronted with their status as an “outsider.”Part 1: After getting hit by a car, Ph.D. student Reyhaneh Maktoufi must navigate the recovery and paperwork as an immigrant from Iran.Part 2: When scientist Danielle Lee travels to Tanzania to study pouched rats, she finds she's more of an outsider than she'd expected.Reyhaneh is a Ph.D. candidate in Media, Technology, and Society at Northwestern University. Her main fields of interest are science communication, curiosity, and public engagement with scientists. She is a visiting researcher at the Adler Planetarium, where she studies science communication and facilitates workshops on communication skills. Before starting a Ph.D., Rey has been working as a health communication facilitator and campaign manager in Tehran, Iran. She also produces comics and videos about science and the science of science communication. In her free time, Rey enjoys staring at a wall and making up stories in her head or play bad ukulele and scare off birds while singing high pitch.Danielle N. Lee is an outreach scientist who studies animal behavior and behavioral ecology. She studies the behaviors of mice and rats in the Metro St. Louis area and the natural history of African giant pouched rats. Lee was selected as a 2015 TED Fellow and was named as one of EBONY Magazine’s Power 100 and a White House Champion of Change in STEM Diversity and Access. Her current science outreach efforts emphasize engagement with broader audiences via science communication. In 2013, Lee helped found the National Science & Technology News Service, a media literacy initiative to bring more science news to African-American audiences and promote science news source diversity in mainstream media. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
We have guests Shareef Jackson and Danielle Lee discuss all things Science! If you're a Science geek as well as a fan of the hit primetime series Cosmos, then this is the show for you!
Shareef views on science and technology have been featured on sources such as NPR, Scientific American, NASA TV, and This Week in Blackness. His science blog at ShareefJackson.com has won the Black Weblog Award for Best Science and Technology Blog in 2012 and 2013. By using the tagline #ScienceLooksGood, Shareef speaks breaks down science in a way that the average person can understand. Shareef has been able to attend several events including the Consumer Electronics Show and the final launch of NASA’s space shuttle program.
Danielle is an American biologist. Lee completed her BS in Animal Sciences at Tennessee Technological University, her MS in Vertebrate Zoology at University of Memphis, and her PhD in Biology at University of Missouri-St. Louis. Lee is currently doing post-doctorate research at Cornell University, formerly at Oklahoma State studying African giant pouched rats. Recently, Lee was named as one of ten White House Champions of Change in STEM Diversity and Access. In addition to her lab and field research, Lee is passionate about science outreach and is well known for her science promotion and outreach in social media. Lee authors The Urban Scientist on the Scientific American Blog Network.
As a woman of color working in science, Danielle N. Lee has always encountered challenges. But she doesn't expect the email she receives one morning, or the events it sets in motion. Dr. Danielle N. Lee is a biologist and outreach scientist. Her research areas include animal behavior, behavioral ecology, and mammalogy; She is currently examining individual behavioral differences and natural history of African Giant Pouched Rats, Cricetomys ansorgei. DNLee (as she is known online) specializes in informal science outreach to urban youth audiences and the use of social media technology to engage broad audiences in the understanding of science. She focuses on relevant, accessible, and experiential-based lessons -- formal and informal -- to engage diverse audiences in science. Her blog, The Urban Scientist, discusses urban ecology, environmental science, and STEM opportunities (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) as well as diversity in the sciences. Help keep us going! If you love the podcast, please donate here: www.patreon.com/thestorycollider Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices