As a college professor involved in both science education and wetland ecology, I get to work on a lot of exciting projects. I have students doing research, I work with academic, government, and industry partners to build collaborations and develop STEM projects, I teach a wide variety of students with a wide variety of perspectives, and I work with my peers at UHD on various committees concerning issues such as assessment and sustainability. I have a very interesting job, to say the least.
But, being a jack of all trades and master of none has its drawbacks.
1, I can never really get deeply invested in a single project. I'm spread too thin.
2, while my eclectic background makes me a good director for HUNSTEM, a learning community attempting to serve all age levels across all disciplines of STEM, I can only do so much. I have to let a lot of great opportunities pass which I wish I could become involved in. And,
3, I have limited time for activities such as this blog. I would like to write more, but it's hard to squeeze blogging into my hectic schedule. It's particularly tough to decide what to write about when I do find a few minutes to sit down and focus on what I want to say.
This being the case, I really am looking for help on this blog. You may have noticed that most of the blog entries over the past few years have been by my pre-service teachers in my courses and workshops. Some of them have been very good, but they have been assignments, so most of them have been pretty standard and somewhat boring for general readers. I do apologize for that, though the experience for the students has been valuable.
I want fresh ideas. I want anyone interested in sharing their viewpoints and thoughts on STEM education to consider HUNBlog a possible outlet. It's pretty easy to become a guest blogger on HUNBlog. Send me an e-mail and I'll send you an invitation. Voila, you're a HUNBlogger!
A couple of caveats, of course:
1, no rants and raves, please be constructive.
2, no pejorative language and no xenophobic, misogynistic, or opinions expressing an obvious bias against anyone else’s beliefs or culture.