Bring real science into the classroom! Would you like to have a real scientist come to your class to talk with your students? Learn about their research, find out what drives them and why they think it is important, discover what doing science is really like, learn about the science from an expert. Would you like to ask a professional researcher advice on a project? Collaborate on a project? The scientists listed below are eager to help you with science education and outreach and are willing to share some time with you.If you would like to contact one of them for a speaking engagement or have questions for them, please contact us using the form below or use the contact information provided for the specific scientist you are interested in speaking with.
Joseph Daniel: Instructor at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences; Part-time Instructor at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock; founder of Paleoaerie.org
Dr. Daniel’s interests are as diverse as his teaching. his main role at UAMS is an an anatomy instructor at UAMS for the first-year medical students, but he also teaches the cancer lectures for the graduate Cell Biology course. In addition, he has taught the Paleobiology course at UALR and will be teaching the new Vertebrate Paleontology course being offered in the spring of 2014. Dr. Daniel researches how the interaction between animals and their environment may affect our view of the evolution of life on earth, ranging from how fossils form to how animals evolve and spread through time. In addition, he uses evolutionary techniques to examine the spread of cancer cells. Most importantly, Dr. Daniel is interested in public education and science literacy, being guided by three principles:1) the universe is endlessly amazing, 2) knowledge is useful only when it is shared, and 3) you can’t really know something unless you understand how and why we think we know it.