Thor


Where you can find me
What I do (my job): 
Museum exhibit developer
Where I do what I do: 
Science Museum of Minnesota
Interests
I wish I were an expert in: 
• Global warming • Geology of the Grand Canyon • Psychology
Dream jobs: 
• Grand Canyon river guide • Park ranger in Glacier or Yellowstone national parks • Jet Man, the guy who flies with a self-contained wing/jet engine pack on his back
All about me
I live in St. Paul, Minn., and work as an exhibit developer at the Science Museum of Minnesota. Right now most of my time is spent working on creating content for a new traveling exhibit called "Lost Egypt." I also spend about 20 percent of my time working on things here for the Buzz, posting items on the blog, approving reader comments and preparing Buzz panels that appear in the museum galleries. Apart from those work duties, I'm a big music and sports fan. I'm part of a way cool Internet fan group for the Doobie Brothers (Whoaaaa oh, China Grove!) and pretty much have earbuds latched into my ears whenever I don't have to be listening to actual people. I also sing in my church choir (but we don't do any Doobies there!). Against all good thinking, I continue to be a big fan of the Minnesota Vikings, play fantasy football and also am a big Minnesota Twins fan. And there's no other place to be on Thursday nights than be infront of the tube to see the latest episode of "The Office."
Science in my life
What is science to you?: 
Science is understanding the different forces and properties around us that impact our every-day lives. Working here on the Buzz has really opened up my eyes how the different avenues of science all inter-relate and impact each other.
I would invent: 
Dehydrated water.
Technology I love: 
I love my iPod, especially these new generations that allow you to carry along photos, video, etc.
How do you use math in your daily life?: 
I don't know if I use that much calculating math each day, but I think I do use a lot of logic and reasoning skills you get from algebra and calculus in problem-solving different issues.
What technology do you use every day?: 
Computer, iPod, cellphone, microwave oven
Technology that drives me crazy: 
Copy machines. They seem to sense when I'm around and get all gummed up with paper jams. When will we ever achieve the paper-less society?