Tuesday, March 28, 2017

A Lab Girl's Lesson for Us All

Back in the 60’s there was that expression that “the personal is political.” Today, it’s also possible to say that the personal is professional.

Ideas like project based learning in our schools, and the celebration and encouragement of young people doing the work they love, combine these ideas as never before. And when this all happens in the service of science and discovery, it is even more magical.

All of this takes us into the world of author, geobiologist and renaissance woman Hope Jahren. She’s the recipient of three Fulbright Awards and has been named one of the “Brilliant 10” young scientist in the US and Lab Girl is her memoir of science and personal discovery.

My conversation with Hope Jahren: