Posts by Heather Falconer

Heather Falconer

Heather Falconer holds undergraduate degrees in Graphic Arts and Environmental Science, as well as an MFA in Writing and an MLitt in Literature. She is currently completing her PhD in Rhetoric and Composition, with an emphasis on rhetoric in/and/of science. Heather has worked internationally in academic publishing as both an author and editor, and has taught a wide range of topics – from research writing to marine biology – in the public and private educational sectors.

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April 7, 2010

New Species Found in Phillipines

In the last century, advancements in technology and science have allowed for a thorough exploration of our planet and the rapid sharing of information. So, it is a peculiar condition of our modern times that many...

April 5, 2010

Using Current Events in the Classroom — Earthquakes

In the last few months we have seen earthquakes cause devastation all over the world — Haiti, Chile, and today Baja, Mexico. It can be difficult as an educator to incorporate events like these into the...

April 2, 2010

Eastern US Gets Rare Opportunity to See Space Shuttle

Those folks living along the eastern United States will have a rare opportunity on Monday morning. Should the weather cooperate, folks from Florida to southern Maine will be able to see the space shuttle Discovery as...

March 26, 2010

Science Pick of the Week

In today’s issue of Science, a study led by Dr. Robert Benson of Cambridge University reveals the discovery of a pelvic bone from a tyrannosaur in southern Australia. What is so special about this particular discovery...

March 24, 2010

It’s Ada Lovelace Day — Celebrating “The Enchantress of Numbers”

During the Victorian Era, women were considered intellectually inferior to men in all areas except child-rearing and matters of the home. Women interested in science, mathematics, engineering and the like were quickly dismissed. Still, a few...

March 22, 2010

Some Great Apps for the Lab

It’s exciting when new technologies are revealed — many of us are just counting the days until we’re able to get our hands on the new iPad. More than just the latest gadget, though, Apple’s “i”...

March 18, 2010

Scientist’s Research Has Him Running Barefoot

Anyone who uses creativity in their work — whether artist or scientist — has moments when they question their process. A mental wall is hit where it seems like nothing new or original could possibly come...

March 16, 2010

Fact or Fiction? Helping Students Decide

Take a look at the two photographs shown here. Both are claimed to be deep sea creatures discovered by scientists in the last few years — the Chupacabras Snail and the Blobfish. But only one of...

March 11, 2010

Google Pushing the Way Forward for Public Access

According to the Wall Street Journal, Google’s efforts to digitalize books outside of the US have not been hampered in any way by the court proceedings taking place on US soil – they recently announced partnerships...

March 9, 2010

Using Free Multimedia in the Classroom

In the last decade, the term “multimedia” has become a buzz-word in teaching circles. For some, it’s come to be an umbrella for the incorporation of everything and anything electronic into the classroom; for others, synonymous...