Liza


What is science to you?: 
Science is a way of looking at the world and framing your questions. It's a way of communicating, so everyone talking is talking about the same thing. It's a way of building knowledge -- "standing on the shoulders of giants." And it might not tell you WHY something happens, but it helps you understand HOW something happens.
When I’m not obsessively checking in on Science Buzz, I can generally be found evangelizing about my iPhone, dreaming of finding the St. Paul Winter Carnival medallion, gossiping about Project Runway, imagining a world without mayonnaise or what it would be like to find a live giant squid, or thinking about what sort of job I might like to have when I grow up. If I ever grow up…
What technology do you use every day?: 
See above.
What I do (my job): 
exhibit developer
Technology that drives me crazy: 
Automatic transmissions, MS Word autoformatting, and automated phone systems that make you press keys forever or listen to long menus
How do you use math in your daily life?: 
V=d/t (How quickly can I get around on my bike?) F=m*a (How badly will I get squished if that truck on Snelling Avenue doesn't see me?) Mental calculations re: the balance in my checking account. Counting gray hairs...
Technology I love: 
Wireless internet access, my iPhone, the Roomba vacuum cleaner
I would invent: 
a way to stop or speed up time. (The things I don't want to be doing take forever, and the things I love speed by in a blur. Also, there's never enough time for sleep.) OR a St. Paul Winter Carnival medallion locator.
Where I do what I do: 
Science Museum of Minnesota
I wish I were an expert in: 
Fire-eating. Or Spanish Web. Or fire-eating WHILE performing tricks via Spanish Web. Medicine Marine biology
Dream jobs: 
Circus performer Giant squid hunter Intern on "The Daily Show"