Aaron Ridley’s Blog
I am an Associate Professor at a Midwestern University. I like to blather on about teaching, balloons, students, Ph.D.s, research and many other topics that may be of interest to, well, me.
Dave asked a bunch of very interesting questions in his recent post. These questions are probing about the nature of science and how science is done over the long-term. I think that a lot of people understand about science in … Continue reading
My friend, Dave, and I worked on a podcast last year. We have not really continued it, since both of us ran out of time to dedicate to recording and editing new episodes. If you would like to check it … Continue reading
As part of the College of Engineering Honors Community, we talk a fair bit about privilege, and what it means to have privilege. We also talk a lot about diversity and considering other people’s path through life. Additionally, I listen … Continue reading
It is New Year’s Day 2017. I am not sure that I have ever really published something on the first of the year before, since I am not really one for making resolutions. This year, though, I feel like I … Continue reading
I have gotten a lot of good advice over my lifetime. Two pieces of advice that I have gotten from people over the years are on interacting with people: Put yourself in their shoes to see how they may be … Continue reading
I just came across an interesting NYT’s article, that talks about two scientists publishing an article using “fake names”. I find this very interesting, because I have often thought of doing this myself. Here are some arguments for why people … Continue reading