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The Incubator Blog

Hatching conversations about science
BIOME Blurbs
Dive into discussions on mentoring—including lab environments, best practices, personal experiences, and the latest literature!
Dive into discussions on mentoring—including lab environments, best practices, personal experiences, and the latest literature!
Conservation Chronicles
A blog series devoted to stories about conservation and animal behavior.
Conservation Chronicles is a blog series dedicated to demystifying the field of conservation and behavior. In this series, we share real stories from scientists that study animal behavior ex-situ and in-situ, insights into conservation and reflections on how it all mixes together!
Explore our newest mini-series focusing on climate change, sustainability, and science!
To combat climate change and preserve the planet, we must listen to the science. Greenhouse, RockEDU's sustainability hub, is here to help! This mini-series offers eco-friendly tips, lifestyle lessons, and resources rooted in research.
Sharing stories from students and professionals about their relationship with science.
Reflecting on experiences within science is critical in creating meaningful progress and authentically showcasing the relationships and experiences that exist in these spaces. Perspectives is all about sharing…you!
Parts per Millions
Science Spotlight
Scientists of New York
Meet the melting pot of NYC scientists through the ScioNY blog series.
Through our Scientists of New York (ScioNY) series we hope to change the stereotypical perceptions of what a scientist looks like and highlight the diversity of STEM professionals in NYC. Come meet our scientists and learn about their stories!

June 20, 2019 | Miles Dijan

From Medicine to Science Education

As an undergraduate student attending  a CUNY commuter school, I found myself quickly jaded by the …
June 17, 2019

Joe Levin

In his free time, Joe enjoys exploring the New York City food and drink scene, and loves backpacking off-the-grid! Eventually, Joe hopes to traverse the Appalachian Trail.
June 13, 2019 | Lindsey Lopes

Doing Science With Artists Has Made Me a Better Scientist

Editor's Note: The following blog post is based on the collaborative effort of a group of …
June 10, 2019

Mark Stoeckle

Outside of the lab, Mark spends his free time learning all that he can about the natural world (especially in New York City!).
June 6, 2019 | Joshua Pirutinsky

Scientists, Lawyers, and the Humanist Curriculum

Science and the law are not typically related. While the former is concerned with understanding the natural …
June 3, 2019

Jean K. Rivera Irizarry

When Jean isn't doing outreach or working in the lab, he loves exploring the city with his camera, sharing science on Instagram (@TheBrainScientist) and spending time with family and friends!
May 30, 2019 | Lizzie Krisch

Talking Science: The Process of Scientific Discovery

When we think of science, do we think of: DIY projects, lab "hacks" and crafting? Usually not. But, why? The process to scientific discovery can be difficult, atypical and even...crafty.
May 23, 2019 | Xzandre

Using Science As a Superpower

Editor's Note: Every Summer, RockEDU meets a new cohort of talented, ambitious and passionate high school …
May 20, 2019

Lindsey Cantin

In her free time, Lindsey enjoys painting, collecting interesting plants, hiking, going to drag shows and spending time in the RockEDU Lab as a course facilitator for LAB Jumpstart!
May 16, 2019 | Jeanne Garbarino

Giving Our Girls Role Models Beyond the “Science Guys”

Presenting students with diverse STEM role models is a key factor when helping them develop their own STEM identities. So why do we always push the "science guys?"
May 13, 2019

Sylvia Durkin

In her free time, Sylvia enjoys taking walks in central park, going to movie screenings, and knitting.
May 9, 2019 | LattPhyuPhyu Thant

The Role of RockEDU in Realizing my Aspirations

My name is LattPhyuPhyu Thant, and I am currently a Junior studying Criminal Justice at John …
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