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Melanie Fine
Melanie Fine is a chemistry and physics public high school teacher in Southern California and the owner of the education website and the Facebook page Science Matters. She holds a degree in Chemistry from Cornell University and a Master’s Degree in Sacred Music from the Jewish Theological Seminary, and is the single mother of a 7-year-old.

Entries by Melanie Fine

'Don't Know Much About Science'

(2) Comments | Posted February 28, 2014 | 3:06 PM

It was difficult to miss all the hype regarding last week's release of the National Science Foundation's (NSF) 2012 study on public attitudes toward and understanding of science and technology. Most cited the fact that one in four Americans believes that the Sun revolves around the Earth. But...

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In Search of Science Role Models

(14) Comments | Posted January 13, 2014 | 3:07 PM

When six of the United States' top scientists, garbed in white ties and tails, dined on Guinea hen and lobster tartlets as honored guests of King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden last month, we were holding our own little ceremony on this side of the Atlantic. The attire was individualistic,...

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