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Nicole Sharp
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Wind tunnel jockey, cyclist, science blogger
Wind tunnel jockey, cyclist, science blogger

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Just random pics from around Boston and Cambridge during my last couple visits.
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Boston in the Fall
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It would be wonderful if funding agencies could shift academic attitudes about science outreach. One of the first comments I get at my uni when professors learn about +Fuck Yeah Fluid Dynamics is: "If you put that kind of effort into your dissertation, you'd be done by now." (Which, incidentally, is entirely untrue for reasons unrelated to said activities.)
+1000. "If we are to move public engagement from being a "nice-to-do" activity to an integral part of research, then we need to ensure that the money is available. We need to put our money where our mouth is."

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Some great thoughts here on popularization of #Science  and why the public should care.

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I'm trying to overcome sequester budget cuts to get to the APS fluid dynamics conference. Please help by spreading the word and donating if you can!

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There's really no side of aerospace that hasn't been impacted by the sequester, but my field of science is hardly alone, as this article demonstrates.
How is the sequester affecting science in America? "As predicted, labs are ditching projects and scientists; researchers are looking overseas for jobs and funding; health initiatives are being hamstrung; and federal agencies across the board are floundering." http://io9.com/how-is-the-sequester-affecting-science-in-america-1283470414

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Astronaut Mike Massimino on repairing Hubble, spacewalks gone bad, and never really being alone, even floating in space. Seriously worth a full read. #Space   #NASA   #hubblespacetelescope   #astronautsguidetolife  

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NdGT on the power of concise eloquence in science outreach:
Neil deGrasse Tyson on the Art of the Soundbite: "A few words that are informative, make you smile, and are so tasty you might want to tell someone else — there is the anatomy of a soundbite.” http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2013/09/05/neil-degrasse-tyson-on-the-art-of-the-soundbite/ 

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Can't believe it's been 20 years since Bill Nye the Science Guy aired. Proud to say I am one of those kids that got influenced.

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For the G+ users who would like to keep up with FYFD more easily, there's now a page for that! #Science   #Physics   #Fluids  

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Now here are some girls with some real hands-on engineering abilities. Definitely click through for the video where 13-year-old Camille talks about building these robots with her father and little sister. (via +Joseph Shoer )
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