07 March 2016


Pamela Gay talks with Dave Rael about citizen science, the painful journey of women in science, and finding the things that provide joy

A lifetime stargazer, Dr. Pamela L. Gay has followed her obsession to a profession. Today Pamela is an assistant research professor at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, where she runs the CosmoQuest citizen science project and teaches classes in physics and computer science. Teaching by day, she works on astronomy data by night, teaming up with amateur astronomers and citizen scientists to work to better understand our universe. In between, she finds time to mentor students working on research projects designed to help understand how to best engage people in science online. Pamela maintains a blog at starstryder.com. She is a co-host of the Astronomy Cast podcast.

Pamela's top 3 tips for delivering more value:
  1. Don't let your inbox rule your life
  2. Find a way to focus, but don't forget to take care of yourself - for example, the Pomodoro Technique
  3. Find a way to create things where you can see the end - make things

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