July 16, 2020, by Elizabeth Mesic
Last Monday our Governor rolled back our progressive opening of the state in response to rising case numbers of CoronaVirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and fear of limited health resources. Now some of the school districts across our state are announcing decisions to start the new 2020 school year this fall with more homeschool, while others have not released their plans for the school year 2020-2021. The school year is set to start in a matter of weeks, yet many of the schools we work with, the students we teach and their parents have no clear idea of how the education will work this fall. Read more..
April 15, 2020, by Sameera Rangwala
Did you hear about the “social distancing” order of 1665? Even if your not a big history buff this factoid is well worth knowing. In 1665, the bubonic plague forced people into quarantine similar to what we are experiencing today. A curious 24-year-old college student took advantage of the time and discovered differential and integral calculus, formulated a theory of universal gravitation, explored optics, and experimented with prisms and investigating light. Woah! Can you guess who? Read more…
April 06, 2020, by Sameera Rangwala
It’s hard to deny that our daily lives have rapidly changed in the last few months. Sometimes it feels like we are in a bizarre dream that’s launched us onto a mysterious island in the twilight zone! The global need for social distancing to keep our families safe and healthy is of good cause, but, what now? Well if there was ever a time in history to be quarantined at home this just might be it. Read more…
Elizabeth Mesic is an Educator Associate who graduated from University of Minnesota with a Bachelors of Science degree in Biological Sciences and Public Health. She has years of experience working with kids. She went on to work with a laboratory technology company where she worked with laboratories all over the United States on their purification processes. After observing the after-school programs at her child’s school, she jumped at the chance to share science with kids in a fun, hands on way. She enjoys the excitement kids bring to science and loves to see that interest grow. Bionerds is fortunate to have her on the team.
Sameera Rangwala is an Educator Associate at Bionerds. She has a passion for all things science. She earned her bachelor degree in Biology with a minor in Family Psychology from the University of Maryland, College Park. She continued her academic journey to earn a Master of Public Health with a concentration in Biostatistics from the University of Maryland as well. Not long after, she earned another Master’s degree in Biotechnology from the University of Maryland. Sameera has 15 plus years in the industry field. She is also a mother of three young children who naturally love science and technology. She hopes to teach, inspire, and ignite a passion for science in the next generation of world changers.