A few weeks ago, I talked with the crew at Breaking Bio for Episode 42, including The Finch & Pea‘s own Heidi Smith. We covered a lot of ground, including rugby and the oddity of regularly doing science with a black eye. The facts that I’m not exactly sure when they hit “record” and that it apparently required weeks of editing makes me a bit nervous to watch. But you should watch, and mock me in the comments.
Grad students know sayings about the importance of being well-rounded only apply to tenured faculty with funding. We aren’t going to worry about how our hobbies make us better scientists, but about how being scientists makes us better at our hobbies. On St. Patrick’s Day (BYOB), Neuroscientist, opera soprano, and Point of Inquiry host Indre Viskontas will be hanging out with the staff of The Finch & Pea on Google+ to chat about how her scientific background informs her approach to singing. Josh will also, invariably, talk about rugby.
When: 17 March 2013 @ 9PM Eastern (6PM Pacific)
Where: Google+ Hangout
NB: Indre has also agreed that she will not hold it against us if we trick her into singing Irish drinking songs.
Prior to ScienceOnline 2012, The Finch & Pea was a two man operation, literally. It was Mike and me. Grouchy and cantankerous; but lovable and cuddly. Now, we number eight. We may be a bit less grouchy, but we remain lovable and cuddly. Our new comrades over the past year – Marie-Claire, Michele, Sarah, Ben, Heidi, and Eva – have added a lot of variety
And, The Finch & Pea is going to be very well represented at ScienceOnline 2013. Continue reading