Weekly Round Up: Steve Strogatz, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Stacy Malkan

Happy Wednesday! Let’s see what our speakers are up to this week:


Steve Strogatz is leading an effort at Cornell University to improve math communications. “Mathematicians are notoriously bad at [communication],” said Strogatz…“We’re writing on the board, with our back to the audience – it’s like they don’t even need to be there as far as we’re concerned,” With their newly awarded 5 year, $2.5 million grant, they have the resources to tackle this challenge.


We have a short but informative video of Neil deGrasse Tyson talking about new genetic research and its implications for the future. He discusses how biology is being transformed by CRISPR/Cas9 technologies. (CRISPR is an acronym for Clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats).


Do you know how to navigate food and agriculture industry propaganda? Join Food Sleuth Radio host and Registered Dietitian, Melinda Hemmelgarn, for her audio interview with Stacy Malkan,  co-founder and co-director of U.S. Right to Know, a non-profit organization working for transparency and accountability in our nation’s food system.


And those are the stories for this week! Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter to keep up with the latest from all of our speakers, scientists and change makers!