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#USSPACECOM deputy cmdr, Lt Gen John Shaw at @ascendspace on Russian DA-ASAT test: We are still characterizing this event. We expect the debris will grow over time. #Perigee, #apogee event will widen. "It will become a threat that we will have to deal with." #ASAT #Russia
Shaw: This isnt' the beginning of such activity. #Russia conducted a similar test in April, though it didn't target a #satellite. Russia is showing "disregard of the sustainability of #space."
Shaw likens tracking objects in #space to book version of #JurassicPark: Scientists had automated sensors to track dinosaurs & algorithm to count the expected number of dinos. Problem is, it didn't account for the population of dinos rising. ...
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Thank you for your patience! We are live! #ImmunoEquity is starting now! A flyer of the gender equity panel with the headshots and af
#ImmunoEquity we are recentering on all #MarginalizedGeneders and how the #Intersection of #Gender and #Race affect these demographics. 1/
#ImmunoEquity we have seen some increases in white and Asian women, but not in #Hispanic, #Black, or #Native women over the last 15 years and how intersectionality plays in this -Dr. @LabFairfax 2/
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Get ready for #ImmunoDiversity! Let us know anything you learned from this event! We're so excited and ready to build up this thread! #BIIW21 1/
Do we think #Immunology/#STEM stacks up as a welcoming and inclusive field? The general consensus is that #DEI in society is the same in #STEM, but at least we are having conversations around it even if action is slow 2/
Oh, don't forget to follow: @robclayrivers and @danne_phd as they discuss this important topic. 3/
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I had the most wholesome and life changing interaction at #Astrofest2021 on the weekend, it gives me goosebumps and makes me smile every time I think about it.

A thread about parents, neurodivergence and outreach 1/19
I was volunteering at the @ICRAR stand talking about our research and pathways to come study with us. I love it so much, I get to show people that there isn't *one* way to get into astrophysics
I took a winding route, failed courses, took a break but ultimately I'm here! 2/19
I always try focus my energy on the student and figure out what they're nervous about and talk about other routes because it's the student I want to encourage and spark the love of #STEM in and it's so heartening to see their eyes sparkle when they see the possibilities 3/19
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What's the one #STEM-y book to read this year? Check out @yudapearl THE BOOK OF WHY…

Why, you might ask? 😉 His work helps scientists learn about the 🌎 & avoid flawed conclusions 👉 can help you do the same! A THREAD... 🧵: (1/)
#amreading #datascience
@yudapearl set out to create true #AI in computer science in the 80s, but couldn't find a way to make machines learn from data. It didn't matter how good the data was, machines couldn't identify *relevant* vs. *irrelevant* patterns. (2/)
For example, @Google famously invented an #AI algorithm that learned to identify cats in @YouTube videos. That's cool, but how does a machine know when we want to identify a cat because we want to adopt one *or* b/c we are searching for our cat that ran away 😿? (3/)
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7 #SciComm Frequently Asked Questions answered in this thread 👇
1. What is SciComm? Why do I need to know about it?
Sci in #Scicomm stands for #science and Comm for #communication. #Scicomm is the easy-to-understand delivery of #scientific results to the layman. It equips people & lawmakers with #ScienceLiteracy to make conscious decisions.
2. What are the types of #SciComm?

"Outward-facing” & “inward-facing." Outward-facing SciComm educates people on underappreciated aspects of science. Inward-facing SciComm is used by scientists to communicate with each other. Explore these types:
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@tribelaw He's too busy surveilling #Parents & sending half dozen DHS, DOJ, FBI cars & a helicopter to monitor dangerous #Moms at #FairfaxCounty school board meetings & helping his son-in-law & Zuckerburg data mine children to bother with that. I'll send you photos & Ed article
@tribelaw Here is the stake-out, complete with helicopter circling above that terrorist hangout, #FairfaxCounty School Board. #Moms are unhappy about sexually explicit books data mining their children by Garland son-in-law & Zuckerberg company. 2 HS girls assaulted, schools deny, coverup
@tribelaw It's in NJ also, why Murphy just squeaked through. Zuckerberg is a partner with Garland's son-in-law in profiling, data mining children Democratic women are turning to Republicans because Democrats will NOT do ANYTHING to protect these children, instead harass/arrest #Parents
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Natuurlijk kunnen we niet zonder wetenschap en technologie. Kiezen voor #STEM is kiezen voor de toekomst, vertellen we de kinderen – althans via het onderwijs en @STEMplatform. Maar wat vertellen jeugdboeken? @UAntwerpen @UAntwerpenFLW #ThesisThread (1/20)
Ik bestudeerde in +100 hedendaagse jeugdboeken hoe zij wetenschappers en technologen portretteren. Ideeën over wie wetenschap uitvoert, bepalen immers mee hoe mensen naar wetenschap kijken – elke #STEMinist is van tel. @hHetty @AnnDooms @avombergen @FChombar (2/20) Image
Ook personages in fictie en non-fictie zijn een toetssteen. Zoals mensen zich spiegelen aan anderen, zo doen zij dat ook met personages. Op die manier helpen personages om na te denken over de invulling van wetenschap en technologie. (3/20) Image
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(1/15) Today is #DayOfTheGirl and I'm 17, so it'll be my last one, I'd like to do a thread of who I am. Also, since I've been getting a lot of followers recently. This thread will be about some of my life from little 10-year-old me taking a Harvard class to earlier this year.
(2/15) At 10 years old, I took a @Harvard class on @edXOnline. It was called Super Earths and Life and it was the 1st version that had a few issues. I actually had to correct the TA in the class multiple times lol.

I got a 96%. I was very proud of myself.
(3/15) The next big thing I did in #STEM was starting my @YouTube channel with Supernova Style Science News when I was 12. Since then, the channel changed to @7SageLabs and I added more shows: The STEAM Shop, 7 Sage Lab Notes, and SciFacts.

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OK. I'll say it. What are we to conclude from the all male @NobelPrize awards in #STEM these past two weeks?
1st. I'm sure the winners were all deserving. There's nothing to take away from them, and that is not my intention.
2nd. But there are so many deserving #WomenInSTEM, not the least of whom is Katalin Karikó @kkariko.
Imagine your research lays the groundwork for a novel #vaccine that is leading the world out of a once-per-century global pandemic. Surely that is worth at least one if not two @NobelPrize awards?
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1/4 The Albertina Nontsikelelo Sisulu Science Centre, in which the #CSIR was the implementation agent, was launched today by the @dsigov in Cofimvaba in the Eastern Cape.
2/4 The CSIR oversaw the design & construction of SA’s 1st purpose-designed science centre that will not only demonstrate technology, but also incorporate the latest sustainable technologies.
3/4 The Centre will assist & encourage learners from 26 schools in the district to study #STEM. Through the design & dev of the centre, CSIR is able to contribute to science learning by demonstrating how #greenbuildings are designed, contracted, constructed & optimally occupied.
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Hi ha coses que fan una ilu tremenda: @emmaguillamet ha millorat l'activitat #DrugResearch de #ProyectandoBioGeo i el resultat és fantàstic, el trobareu en pdf i en editable aquí:… Gràcies, Emma!
L'he afegit a la web de #DrugResearch, on podreu també trobar les versions de Eduard Aparici, Francisco Javier Rubio i @fcolla2 i les Fitxes de Dades de partida de l'activitat… Image
També hi ha disponible un esquema en diagrama de Gantt del projecte al #ItinerarioMinerva #ABP #STEM… amb diverses Bastides didàctiques estandaritzades
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I'm so proud of the meaningful contributions and change @CCUNESCO Youth Advisory Group members have made to the Commission, it's networks, their communities, and the world.
@saramcgillivray and Haven Rees helped support the development of a working group on culture and #SDGs with @TurveyKat.

#culture4peace #IYD2021 #SDGs
@booksandladders is a champion of the Coalition of Inclusive Municipalities and has supported cities and organizations in using @CCUNESCO resources and toolkits to meaningful engage youth and integrate the #SDGs in their work.
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Today here at @iamscicomm I'm focusing a bit on my world - the world of science adjacent #sciart and #sciviz folks who support researchers with graphic #scicomm.

I mentioned yesterday I stared down a STEM career path, but found what I really loved was communicating that science!
So where does a person go from there? For the record, everyone thought this was a poor career choice. I
1. Dropped my minor
2. Dropped the weed-out pre-med courses
3. Started drawing every day
4. Started teaching myself software
5. Started contacting #sciviz folks for advice Starting down the road of s...
Asking advice is important when considering a #STEM career. I had access to a lot of people in research and medicine to talk to and help me.

Unfortunately, this is not as easy for everyone. How do you make yourself accessible for students or potential entrants to your field? ❓ The road from student to pr...
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Hi all! I'm Mesa Schumacher (@mesabree) and I now have the controls of @iamscicomm!

Buckle your seatbelts, things are gonna get visual!

I run a (mostly) solo studio called Mesa Studios ( where I do the good work of putting the A in STEAM (#STEM+#ART) Hello, welcome to my #scico...
Outside of work (and in, as my current office is a hotel kitchen) I'm a digital nomad with a husband working for the US Foreign Service, mom of 2, lover of nature, and an avid photographer.
I'm happy to spend some time engaging with you this week! Close encounters of the bir...
Image ALT TEXT: Curator with her daughter sitting on a bench with three parrots perched on her arms.
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Fans/players of @ingress, or the OG's #ARGs like #MAJESTIC, or the books #DAEMON, #Otherland, etc...

You're gonna like my #eastereggs.

Let me be 100% clear: technology is at the point where #Virtualisation/#Gamification and access to tech/aug real/3D imaging/printing/geospatial...

All those data points is enabling soooo much change, and law is woefully unprepared. It's been kept stagnant to favour abusers.


I highly recommend checking out Dr. Ray Kurzweils works! I sadly had to work the night shift, (guarding that CF-18 I'd shared the pic of previously) and was too bagged to see him in person at @UNBFredericton/@UNB at a speaking event.

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Australian Judges to now oversee #transgender #teen treatment is a positive step forward and welcomed in order to safeguard children who are unable to give full #gillick #informedconsent…
Thank you @KLBfax for your #bravery and standing up for vulnerable children who deserve #safeguarding, should have been given full #gillick informed consent and should have had their immature prefrontal cortex, as a consequence of child development, taken into consideration
This decision supports the UK, Finland, and Sweden in an international shift towards caution for #children and safest ethical medical practice. The Australian #gender clinic remains unidentified at the moment
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It's rare that an academic paper, particularly in STEM, contains florid and philosophical language. The way this author discusses the history of waste though is beautiful. A thread: #academicwriting #stem #waste #history #AcademicChatter #writing
"It is incredible how much history is found at the end of a sewage
"There is no more reliable source of customs and behaviour of a society than its waste products and this fact is beyond the perception of the civilization. A sociological analysis that is more truthful than the analysis of a wastewater does not exist."
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Beyond thrilled to have been awarded a *renewal* for my @NIH_LRP award!!!!!! Story time (on #privilege and #perseverance)

#medtwitter #academictwitter #blackinSTEM 1/
As a first-generation #Kenyan American, raised in #Kenya and very much an #African child (if you know you know), a #doctor is very much what I was going to be from the time I was born. 😋 (thankfully, also a marrying of my love of science and taking care of people!) 2/
So it was to my parents’ incredible delight when I got accepted to #medicalschool, never having... basically... known someone who had done so, in the US anyway. #firstgen #firstgeneration (yes, this story has a comical peak, wait for it...) 3/
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Was speaking to someone regarding the development of transferrable, applicable, and/ or any other learning and development related commutative technical skills during the period of study at any polytechnic or a university.
Of course, the conclusion we drew might help pedagogy.
What kind of skills we develop bifurcates into two directions.
Direction 1- #STEM Based Skill Programs
Direction 2- #Liberal #Arts, #Humanities and other #Social #Sciences based Skill Programs
Over time the divergence particularly in the fields of social sciences and natural sciences has been reduced due to advancements, interfaces, and cross-fertilization of concepts, theories and models, being exchanged.
Hence, Skills are being shared and improved upon both ways!
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My favorite professor during my undergraduate studies in Aerospace-Engineering was an extremely old Serbian gentleman who taught us 1st year Physics (Electricity).

He seemed a million years old. From another era.
90% of the students enrolled to another professor - a young hotshot that wrote a textbook on the topic and taught how to pass the exam.

They said the oldtimer "wasted time telling stories".

My friend and I stayed with the old professor exactly for these stories.
Example story:
One day he came to class wearing a sweater - pretty weird during springtime.

He stood with a mischievous smile on his face and told us since topic was static electricity, he came equipped for an experiment

He then rubbed film on his tummy, happy like a child
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“Long-term commitment to supporting inter-& transdisciplinary research&to supporting capacity building for it,are needed…much collaboration starts from the bottom up, from curiosity,& supporting basic research is an essential foundation”Keyfindings @janeohlmeyer #shapeidtoolkit
“Inter- and transdisciplinary researchers need to be open, curious, willing to listen and learn, to leave their egos at the door when meeting with others, and to be motivated to collaborate.” @janeohlmeyer @TLRHub #shapeidtoolkit #interdisciplinary #transdisciplinary #AHSS #STEM
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[1/9] Ahead of #COP26, these @royalsociety policy briefs lay out 12 science & technology areas key for enabling #netzero.
Inadvertently the briefs also lay out clear lack of representation in #STEM and #academia
Reduced inequalities is part of netzero solution #SDG10
✅120+ authors from 30+ countries were included in these briefs, plus another ~40 reviewers. Impressive. ❌Less impressive is the representation within the list of contributors:
🌍the authors are predominantly from the global north
♀️ <25% of the authors are women
[3/9] In fact, 3 out of the 12 briefings are all-male authors (briefing 3: #lowcarbon heating & cooling, 5: #CCS, 12: #ClimateAction).
2 of these (briefings 3 & 5) have all-male reviewers, also.
⁉️Where are the incredible women working in these topics? Their absence is visible.
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Next session #CMMNeededNow @SRMatchett
Job-ready for WHAT?
Industry-integrated edu
Talking co-creation, tech, innovation, meaningful work, scale, mental health, success vs pain
@Swinburne VC Quester
@UniversitySA @Marnie_HW
@ACENau Pres @tredefranziska
@COSBOA Chair McKenzie
@COSBOA McKenzie responds to above from SME perspective:
Do we have a system that focuses on #LifelongLearning needs?
Role of formal quals when focus on skills
Not leave any worker/learner behind
What about late quartile cohorts who have big need?
Whole ecosystem has not moved
@COSBOA McKenzie what I hear re #COVID:
How do I take my enterprise & re-task it?
Most important is
-financial capital &
-labour & skills
We focus on former at expense of latter
Industry could do more
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