Life in BioSynC

July 9, 2010

Pachira aquatica


Pachira aquatica

GLS 2010

June 28, 2010

This year Audrey Aronowsky, Ken Angielczyk, Johanna Thompson and myself presented at and attended this year’s Games Learning and Society conference in Madison, WI.

WhyReef featured on Spotlight

June 23, 2010

WhyReef has been featured in the MacArthur Spotlight on Digital Media and Learning!

Field Museum’s Virtual Reef a Hit
Civics Under the Sea: What Happens When Kids Dive in to WhyReef

Make sure to check out both stories!


For more videos on the WhyReef project visit our YouTube Channel.

I Dig Science featured on Spotlight

June 23, 2010

The I Dig Zambia summer camp (part of the I Dig Science program) was featured on the MacArthur Spotlight on Digital Media and Learning!


For more videos on the I Dig Science program check out our YouTube channel.

New summer intern working on taxonomy of flies

June 10, 2010

By Katie Lyons

My research in summer 2010 focuses on revising the taxonomy of two genera of mydas-flies (Mydidae). Mydidae is a family of large flies with less than 500 species. Mydidae probably feed from flowers, although little else is known about them. They tend to inhabit harsh and arid environments where collection is difficult, and may only emerge for a few weeks out of the year. The two genera I am studying are represented by very few specimens.

Worked Example

June 7, 2010

After a long hard labor, our first worked example, on the importance of scientific accuracy in game design, is live!

Video may have killed the radio star, but radio boosts our Digital Learning grant

June 7, 2010

We've been really lucky to win a Digital Learning and Media Competition for some work we're going to be doing with high school kids in Chicago and Fiji. The story has been picked up by several media outlets, including an interview I gave to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's "In the Loop" news magazine.

You can listen to the conversation here:

More news to come, but in the mean time you can read my other blog at:

WhyReef Stickers!

June 3, 2010

Just wanted to share the super cool WhyReef stickers designed by our most excellent intern, Maria!



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