One of my favourite things about social media is discovering opportunities and information that I may not have come across otherwise. Earlier this week I saw a tweet from the Canadian Science and Technology Museum in Ottawa calling for individuals interested in taking part of the Curiosity on Stage series. This series invites people working and researching in a diverse scientific disciplines to share what inspired them, how they came to be in their position and any challenges they overcame along the way, as well as to discuss their work and its relevance.
I thought this sounded right up my alley and quickly reached out. And it is looking like a road trip to Ottawa will be happening in the new year! When I am not working on Conference2Classroom related projects, I am working towards my PhD in the Department of Geography and Planning at Queen's University. My graduate research project uses light detection and ranging (lidar) remote sensing data to made a spatially explicit three dimensional model of a forest, which is then used to detect and predict the occurrence of preferred songbird habitat. I'll get into my graduate work more in some future post. But I wanted to provide a bit of context in this post because I am someone who is actively doing science - not just someone talking about science and facilitating activities through Conference2Classroom! I am passionate about the work I do and am very excited the opportunity to share it as part of the Curiosity on Stage series.
In the interim, I am off to give another talk at the Emerging Research Seminar this afternoon!