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Joanne Manaster
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Attended University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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It was great fun presenting last night with my daughter, Amanda (a physics major), at Pecha Kucha Night Champaign - Urbana Volume 20 at The Virginia Theatre!
These are our erythrocyte and Fibonacci dresses from Shenova Fashion.

http://shenovafashion.com/collections/women-in-stem
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I love the dresses! :-)
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Love this necklace choker with an image of Pluto from New Horizons! #spacebling https://www.etsy.com/listing/257553742/science-jewelry-pluto-necklaces-pluto?ref=shop_home_active_3 … 
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Way to go :-)
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More awesome than you might imagine!
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hashtag #awesome  :-)
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A very interestingly presented history of Japan. I enjoyed it and even giggled a bit. Nice work!
 
The pedagogy here is unconventional, but surprisingly effective.
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Humorously made.
There's no end to human creativity. 
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What share of scientists are women in your country? Latest data @UNESCOstat is here: http://on.unesco.org/1n3pTcO 
UNESCO data tool for countries worldwide.
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+Joanne Manaster Apparently, the U.S. data is not internationally comparable because of methodological differences:

"It should be noted that this tool presents internationally comparable data produced by the Institute. This means that the indicators can be accurately compared across countries with very different contexts for women in science. Yet, due to methodological differences, data are missing for countries such as the United States or Canada. In addition, data are also missing for some developing countries that do not have the resources to collect or report R&D data. The Institute seeks to work with all countries to improve the availability of accurate data that can be compared internationally."

http://www.uis.unesco.org/ScienceTechnology/Pages/women-in-science-leaky-pipeline-data-viz.aspx
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I met this sweet rescued otter in May when I was in Costa Rica! She can use a new enclosure. Help if you can.
Help support TOUCAN RESCUE RANCH INC on Razoo! Donate or click "Share" below to spread the word.
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Today is the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 14 landing on the moon. And yesterday we lost the last living member of that crew – Edgar Mitchell. I first met Ed when I was at MIT as he was studying there at the same time. Ed was certainly involved in advanced mental century perceptions aka mind reading. Not my bailiwick but I respected him for his persistence and dedication to studying the unknown. I'm sorry to lose another of our Apollo Lunar Pioneers. RIP Ed. 
The suburban Lake Worth resident who was part of the Apollo 14 crew that flew to the moon in 1971, died in hospice late Thursday night.
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"All right, Mr. Demille, I'm ready for my closeup." ;)

It's pretty cool to be nominated for the Shorty Awards, which recognizes content producers on the internet. If you have a few moments each day, feel free to pop by this link and cast a vote for me (or for your other fave folks on the list).
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Absolutely!
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Just thought more people should see this adorable baby sloth. Via +Becky Cliffe
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Sooooo cute
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My daughter, Amanda, and I have our snazzy science themed dresses--erythrocytes for me and a Fibonacci pattern for her--for our +PechaKuchaNightCU presentation this Saturday. Our dresses come from Shenova Fashions, where they have many Women in STEM themed dresses! +Holly Renee
http://shenovafashion.com/collections/women-in-stem
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u both r very nice
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Biologists all cry in unison. :'( Tragic
When a poor nation finds a massive oil reserve beneath a rainforest with more species per hectare than in all of North America, it makes for a nettlesome problem. When you add in a huge amount of debt to resource-hungry China, it makes for an environmental catastrophe. Ecuador thought it found a unique way to...
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Their country as gone to hell sad and we in America are looking at stock market crash on purpose so we go to a one world currency
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Destroying Nature Unleashes Infectious Diseases. (perfectly in line with the Emerging Infectious Diseases course I am currently teaching) 
A developing model of infectious disease shows that most epidemics — AIDS, Ebola, West Nile, SARS, Lyme disease — are a result of things people do to nature.
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Only God knows He is doing this to us 
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Expert science video host and speaker

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University biology lecturer

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Former international model


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I'm listed on Mashable as having one of 25 twitter accounts that will make you smarter. I've dissected a (dead) human being (legally). Unrelated to the first statement, I've modeled a bikini in an ice plant and ski wear at Yokohoma Port in 95 F heat and so much more in the name of fashion. Professional modeling is pretty much as ridiculous as you see on Next Top Model :) If you want proof that the world isn't totally backward, I'm more well known now for science outreach than I ever was for modeling, although modeling is more lucrative (oh wait, we're backward again, aren't we?).
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I am a faculty lecturer at the University of Illinois, teaching cutting edge biology: genomics, evolution and medicine and emerging infectious diseases.
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  • University of Illinois
    I taught cell biology and histology labs and now teach advanced science courses online and do much science outreach!, 1991 - present
  • Scientific American
    Freelance, 2011 - 2014
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Champaign, IL
Previously
in the Air Force - most interestingly, Guam - Tokyo - New York - among others