Liza


Where you can find me
What I do (my job): 
exhibit developer
Where I do what I do: 
Science Museum of Minnesota
Interests
I wish I were an expert in: 
Fire-eating. Or Spanish Web. Or fire-eating WHILE performing tricks via Spanish Web. Medicine Marine biology
Dream jobs: 
Circus performer Giant squid hunter Intern on "The Daily Show"
All about me
When I’m not obsessively checking in on Science Buzz, I can generally be found evangelizing about my iPhone, dreaming of finding the St. Paul Winter Carnival medallion, gossiping about Project Runway, imagining a world without mayonnaise or what it would be like to find a live giant squid, or thinking about what sort of job I might like to have when I grow up. If I ever grow up…
Science in my life
What is science to you?: 
Science is a way of looking at the world and framing your questions. It's a way of communicating, so everyone talking is talking about the same thing. It's a way of building knowledge -- "standing on the shoulders of giants." And it might not tell you WHY something happens, but it helps you understand HOW something happens.
I would invent: 
a way to stop or speed up time. (The things I don't want to be doing take forever, and the things I love speed by in a blur. Also, there's never enough time for sleep.) OR a St. Paul Winter Carnival medallion locator.
Technology I love: 
Wireless internet access, my iPhone, the Roomba vacuum cleaner
How do you use math in your daily life?: 
V=d/t (How quickly can I get around on my bike?) F=m*a (How badly will I get squished if that truck on Snelling Avenue doesn't see me?) Mental calculations re: the balance in my checking account. Counting gray hairs...
What technology do you use every day?: 
See above.
Technology that drives me crazy: 
Automatic transmissions, MS Word autoformatting, and automated phone systems that make you press keys forever or listen to long menus