Having spent my entire career fully immersed in science and research, my chief passion has always been sharing scientific knowledge with as broad an audience as possible, in hopes of sharing my excitement about these topics with everybody. I have constantly strived to kindle passion in our fascinating world by focusing everything through the lens of why this information is so freakin’ cool.
One way I hope to do this is through the YouTube series Project Science, and its short-form companion series, Withee Labs Short Shorts. Using humor and quick pacing, these videos hopefully present some of the fascinating inner workings of our universe in an easy-to-digest form, so that everyone can feel a little more excited about science.
DEC 17, 2018
Memory and the Doorway Effect
Wait, what did I come in here for again?!
jul 5, 2018
Lessons from the Sun: When to Cut up Your Pineapple
When you find out about a video contest 36 hours before the deadline, your first priority should ALWAYS be to buy a pineapple. My entry for the BBC Earth Presenter Search 2018
apr 21, 2017
why science is political
How do science and politics interact? What is the March for Science? Can scientists actually affect any sort of meaningful change without self-reflection?
To learn more about the extent of the ongoing problems with diversity and justice in science, I strongly recommend exploring #MarginSci. I have done at best a weak job of even beginning to describe the racism/sexism/ablism and more that is inherent in the field, and these issues require everyone's attention.
feb 23, 2017
Real Scientists: Biologists
Ever met a scientist? Well here are three!
Nov 25, 2016
What is the Difference Between Fruits and Vegetables?
It's that fruit goes in pie and vegetables go in pot pie. Right?
Sep 15, 2016
What Makes Humidity Feel So Hot?
"Yeah, but it's a DRY heat."
Oct 30, 2015
Science Explains Hauntings
What really causes buildings to be "haunted"? Why do you sometimes feel like you're being watched? Are ghosts to blame? Or could it be... SCIENCE?
Oct 15, 2015
Why Do Leaves Change Color?
What causes the leaves to change in autumn? What causes autumn? What causes leaves?! Find out some of the answers and also other things!
Oct 7, 2015
Keeping Science Interesting
The Project Science mission statement. Special thanks to René Buell for her expertise!
Oct 4, 2015
Why Are the Bees Disappearing?
It's not all about the honeybees.
Links for making your own bee garden: