I'm excited to launch our Maine LSEN community and connect with local scientists and engineers who are eager to create an impact.
My name is Kate Dickerson, and I'm the LSEN Liaison for Maine. LSEN's mission is to empower scientists and engineers to engage with their communities, elevating the visibility of and trust in science while building and satisfying the demand for scientific evidence that addresses needs, solves problems and informs state and local decision-making.
As we get started in forming our local network and fulfilling the mission of LSEN, please take a moment to introduce yourself here and share some of the science-related topics and issues that are specific to Utah that you're interested to learn more about. What pressing issues would you like to address within our network? What skills and learning opportunities are you looking for that would help you hone your professional, personal and civic engagement skills? Your input is vital to shaping our community's focus.
Here's a little about me to start the introductions. I am the Executive Director of the Maine Discovery Museum (MDM). MDM is critical in helping Mainers learn, especially about science, technology, engineering, math and medicine. Prior to heading up MDM, I was the Founder and Director of the Maine Science Festival (MSF), the first and only science festival held north of Cambridge, MA. I care a lot about how science makes Maine a better place to live and work.
I look forward to reading your introduction, learning about your background and the topics that are important to you. Let's join forces and champion the cause of science in Maine!
------------------------------Kate DickersonMaine Discovery MuseumBangor ME------------------------------
I'm interested in joining the Maine LESN community. I am a member of the Maine Woodland Owners Association and have a woodland in Baldwin (Cumberland County) with a pond that enables me to pursue my interest in Odonata. Prior to retirement, I was a biology professor at Washington and Jefferson College in Washington, PA, offering courses in Ecology, Entomology, and Invertebrate Zoology as well as January intersession terms in Everglades and East Africa. Prior to retirement in 2002, I began organizing and leading African safaris for "real people" in 1995. I continued this endeavor through 2019, having offered 17 private safaris in Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa, Botswana, and Namibia. As a Ph.D. candidate at Purdue University, I investigated Odonata populations in farm pond ecosystems in southern Indiana using techniques that enabled me to determine depths at which 29 species occurred as immatures. I was born in Maine and returned in several summers prior to acquiring my woodland in 1964 and ultimately moving here in 2003. I joined AAAS as a Ph.D. candidate in 1967.
My computer is not indicating a procedure for responding to your message, so am hoping you receive this reply. I have ZOOM but have only one trial with it. Otherwise, my phone number is (207) 625-3904.
I've got it! How about I give you a call Monday morning around 10am?
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