My Journey to Science - Science and Technology

Monday, March 30, 2015 by Scott McAuliffe

Hello all! Since we’re in the midst of a cold, snowy winter field season I figured that I would take the time to tell my journey to science. I came to GMRI in 2014 to work specifically with the LabVenture! and PowerHouse programs focusing on the intersection of technology and education (which I love!). At the start of this year, 2015, I was lucky enough to join the Vital Signs team.

So, you all must be wondering, “Who is this guy?”

I’m a full blooded New Englander though I also consider myself part of the beautiful Beaver State (Oregon) having lived and studied there for a while. In addition, I like the cold, which was a good excuse to go on some adventures to Northern Greenland during my graduate school years to work with the community of Qaanaaq concerning science research being done in that region.

My interests have always centered on exploring the world around me. This is why I wanted to be a scientist from an early age; to figure out why the world that I saw worked the way it did. Plus I discovered that fieldwork is just a lot of fun to do! In more recent years I’ve found that applying aspects of my interests (visual communication, interaction design and technology) to the world of science and specifically science education and outreach is the space that I like to be in.

Scott (aka Urchin)

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