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Stories by Amanda Baker

Relevant Skills: It's All Relative

From getting samples through customs to siphoning gas in the desert, the skills researchers need to develop for their work often extend far outside the traditional classroom

4 hours ago — Amanda Baker

My Museum

Visiting museums as a kid leaves you with so much more than just the sum of the exhibits

January 31, 2018 — Amanda Baker

Embracing Your Enthusiasm: Halloween Edition

Building outrageous yearly decorations for Halloween provided important lessons not just about design and engineering, but also embracing things that make you happy even when others might be inclined to judge

October 31, 2017 — Amanda Baker
Stories by Amanda Baker

Confronting Common Wisdom