Science Chicago Blog Bios
Rabiah Mayas, Ph.D.
Rabiah Mayas has been the Science Director for Science Chicago. Rabiah holds a Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from The University of Chicago and, effective November 1, 2009, will become the Science Director for the Center for the Advancement of Science Education at the Museum of Science and Industry.
Heather Selby is a recent graduate in biomedical engineering and literature from the Illinois Institute of Technology and is interested in combining her two passions in the future. She is currently doing research in bioinformatics at the University of Colorado.
Tim is a senior at The University of Chicago, majoring in the history of science. His interests include evolutionary biology and its history from pre-Darwin times until today. He is interested in science writing and scientific museum work in the future.
Justin Daniels was an aspiring college freshman and a member of the Museum of Science and Industry’s Science Achievers program. He was passionate about nature and the environment and planned to become an ecologist or veterinarian.
Young Chicago Authors
Science Chicago developed a relationship with a creative writing instructor at Young Chicago Authors to have students write guest blogs. High school students enrolled in the new Science as Metaphor course submitted nearly 20 writings throughout the year, interpreting science in poetry and prose.