iLabs: A Face Mite, Two Researchers and NPR’s Frank Stasio Walk into a Lab…..
I promised information on just how “face mite, Micro World iLab, and Frank Stasio (from NPR’s The State of Things)” are all used in the same sentence. The best thing I can do to give you the whole COOL story, is to let you see the interview taped at the Museum with the researchers and a teacher involved in the multi-million dollor NSF grant project.
Start watching at 13:56 minutes into the program and it runs until about 33:05. The microscopic footage of Frank’s mites was taped in our Micro World iLab on our microscope/TV setup.
Our lab’s role in this project is to simply do what we do best — showcase the latest the researchers are up to, incorporating the educational component so the public can understand what it all means, and why it matters! So in the course of that, Dr. Julie Urban and Dr. Dan Fergus did their “superglue” magic on Frank Stasio to collect his face mites, and our lab displayed them for all to see!!
Our Education Department at the Museum, led by Liz Baird, is directly involved in this project to work with the Kenan Fellows and provide educational resources, participation, outreach and expertise needed as part of the grant.
Enjoy the interview and the article!!! And come see us sometime!