PAOC Spotlights

Incense Cedars and Failed Expectations

Wed October 27th, 2010
Andrew Barton @

How a childhood in the Sierra's helped prime one grad student for a life in the Earth Sciences... Read this recent article by PAOC grad student Andrew Barton (advisor: Mick Follows) at, a new online project aimed at collecting the stories of how scientists become scientists.

"Call of Science" is the brain-child of post-doctoral associate in Roger Summons'  Geobiology lab, Phoebe Cohen.  Starting in spring 2010, Phoebe joined the Education and Public Outreach group at the NASA MIT Astrobiology Advent of Complex Life team where she works to provide an essential link between research scientists and educators.