I'm incredibly thrilled to be going to Washington DC soon, to march for Science! It's so great to see all the grassroots energy and excitement about science during a time when its funding and future are uncertain. Go Science! :) Find a science march near you!
George Washington University, in Foggy Bottom, is hosting a symposium on April 21st in conjunction with the march. The afternoon symposium (Biological Sciences on a changing planet) will look at everything from marine sanctuaries to pests to forest health. I'll be discussing how to use microbes to remediate methane! There will also be a fantastic panel discussion including speakers from the Socio-Environmental Synthesis center (think: science advancement where ecology and humans intersect), from GW's school of international affairs, and from NPR's Marketplace. And also - Student research posters! :) I am so stoked, can't wait to meet all these folks. The march should also be fantastic. I'll put up some photos in a couple weeks. :)