I grew up around scientists. My father was an engineer who designed and implemented complex instrumentation for scientific research at a Carnegie R1 university. He was also an amateur astronomer. As an only child, I spent much of my time with scientists, allowed to “follow around” on field work and freezing in domes open to…

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We all know STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Do y’all know that Second Life is a pretty good environment for catching young minds in a STEM web? I stumbled into, at least what I think is, a pretty cool example of how an innocent foray into Second Life can stimulate a whole…

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