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Episode 107 - Emily Fairfax, PhD (The Curiosity Hour Podcast by Tommy Estlund and Dan Sterenchuk)

Episode 107 - Emily Fairfax, PhD (The Curiosity Hour Podcast by Tommy Estlund and Dan Sterenchuk)

Update: 2019-05-24
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Episode 107 - Emily Fairfax, PhD.

Dan Sterenchuk and Tommy Estlund are honored to have as our guest, Emily Fairfax, PhD. Emily is an ecohydrologist and science story teller. This fall, Emily will be joining the Environmental Science and Resource Management department at California State University Channel Islands as an Assistant Professor. Emily recently finished her PhD in Geological Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder, and prior to that she earned dual undergraduate degrees in chemistry and physics at Carleton College. Her interdisciplinary research focuses on the ecohydrology of wetlands and riparian areas, particularly those that have been impacted by beaver damming. Basically, she studies how water and plants and animals all relate to one another and influence each other.

In addition to ecohydrology research, Emily is actively involved in science education research. She is especially interested in inclusive curriculum development. A firm believer that learning should be fun and accessible for all students, she recently developed a computer game called “Roll a Water-Check!” to teach the hydrologic cycle to high school and undergraduate students. Emily is currently testing the game in various classes and assessing its effectiveness as an educational tool. Emily is also an outspoken advocate and supporter for making field sciences accessible to all students. This work has focused on how to better train instructors to handle the unique accessibility challenges faced in earth and environmental sciences.

When she’s not teaching or doing research, Emily enjoys running, hiking, watching documentaries, and playing board games and computer games. You can stay in touch with Emily via her twitter (@EmilyFairfax) or her website (https://emilyfairfaxscience.com).

Check out Emily's stop-motion Beaver wildfire video: https://twitter.com/EmilyFairfax/status/1097195169131024384

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Episode 107 - Emily Fairfax, PhD (The Curiosity Hour Podcast by Tommy Estlund and Dan Sterenchuk)

Episode 107 - Emily Fairfax, PhD (The Curiosity Hour Podcast by Tommy Estlund and Dan Sterenchuk)

Dan Sterenchuk and Tommy Estlund