This week I:
🛰️ spent ages talking to journalists about the DART Mission, only for them to either not credit me or call my boss and quote him instead.
🏆 won a competition round and placed in another to now become an Australian representative at a large International competition, but got no press about it.
📡 was scrubbed from or not mentioned in all media releases about a huge grant project I spearheaded at work that is based almost entirely on my labour.
Most weeks it doesn’t get to me, but sometimes it is pretty depressingly thankless to be a young woman in academia.
i had a goofy smile on during their whole product demo video😆
Went out this afternoon, after the morning rain, to Ulu Sembawang Park Connector, Singapore. One of the last things I expected to see there was this Sunda Colugo (Galeopterus variegatus) mother with baby on a tree near the walking path. Spotted on 25 September 2022.
Colugos are mammals that can glide from tree to tree using skin flaps attached to their appendages.
On iNaturalist [ https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/136417384 ]
DART asteroid-smashing mission on track for an impact Monday
NASA slamming a spacecraft into an asteroid 11 million km from Earth.
The agency's DART mission will impact with the asteroid moonlet Dimorphos on Monday (Sept. 26).
The DART mission is now hurtling through deep space toward the binary near-Earth asteroid Didymos and its moonlet Dimorphos.
The mission is humanity's first attempt to determine if we could alter the course of an asteroid.
Here is a lab lab!
Our lab here needs to wear PPE just like the people doing the science.
He is the service dog of a student in a chemistry professor's lab.
(Shared with permission.)
Makers and engineering types, I'm begging you-
1. Don't start a design cycle with *what you perceive* is the problem to be solved for disabled people. Work on what they tell you.
2. Don't build it without the constant involvement of multiple target users.
A capable software engineer and aspirating (sic) cook. Also posting about space stuff (mostly NASA) occasionally
pronouns: he, him
QOTO: Question Others to Teach Ourselves. A STEM-oriented instance.
An inclusive free speech instance.
All cultures and opinions welcome.
Explicit hate speech and harassment strictly forbidden.
We federate with all servers: we don't block any servers.