Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Under The Microscope and Riverkeeper

I started an editorial internship at a site for women in science - www.underthemicroscope.com, and I'll have weekly-ish blog posts there, hopefully starting tomorrow.

I also met with Emily Griffin, the outreach coordinator at Riverkeeper, a local environmental group. I didn't realize before that most of the work Riverkeeper does is fundamentally more about law rather than about science. They use science, but they don’t actually really do much of it themselves or hire many scientists directly unless you count Emily herself. She has a bachelor’s in geology and says it helps her to understand a lot of the basic concepts that come up in their work. She’s not really working as a scientist at this point though.

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