Today I say goodbye to an awesome gig as an intern for Chemical & Engineering News. It’s been an incredible experience, but I’m looking forward to my next chapter writing for the National Institutes of Health.
Though June 1st marks a day to honor the Heimlich Maneuver, experts continue to disagree on just how effective it can be.
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This semester, I had the pleasure of being in Anne Donohue’s Narrative Radio class. The rest of my classmates and I produced the pieces in this episode of WBUR Boston’s “World of Ideas” as our final project. Enjoy!
I did some blogging for the 2015 Cambridge Science Festival. You can read about an incredible virtual dissection I saw at MGH’s Russell Museum here.
A radio piece I produced for a “labels” theme on WTBU:
One form of labeling becoming increasingly popular is the permanent marking of one’s skin. In 2010, nearly a quarter of Americans had at least one tattoo. For others, the decision to ink is more difficult. Judith Lavelle asks one Boston University student what’s taking him so long to decide.
by Kat Hemming and Judith Lavelle
This week, we experimented with the GoogleDocs tool called Fusion Tables. We found a data set on ProPublica that detailed the number of penalties and deficiencies in nursing homes across the country in the past three years. Since this data set was so large, we decided to use only the nursing homes in Boston for our map. While we had some difficulty cutting down the data and figuring out how the Fusion Table worked, we were able to figure it out and ended up happy with our result.
Click the on the map below for an interactive look at Boston’s nursing homes.