Here's a story about a woman..
Who is a really cool person who studies space medicine and knows a bunch of random facts regarding basically every discipline of science? Madison grew up with a gamer computer science engineer father who taught her everything she needed to know about technology--and sparked her interest in STEM fields.
Madison started out as a premedical student but later determined that a life like Grey's Anatomy wasn't for her--and transitioned into Epidemiology. Epidemiology, she learned, also had many problems in terms of funding and bias and so she now mixes Epidemiology/Mathematical Modeling together--but for space populations! Madison is trying to solve multiple problems on the Human Research Roadmap by NASA.
Madison grew up as a professional Opera Singer (Trained Mezzo-Soprano), ballet dancer and so-called try-hard comedian. After a house fire when Madison was 17, she restructured her life to go into science. Since then, she's kept up with modeling as a way to continue her creativity--as well as reporting on political bias in peer-reviewed journals and other academic events. Turns out the skills of writing literature review after literature review and researching intricate scientific terminology works well in reporting too!
Organizations at University of Edinburgh
During my time at the University of Edinburgh, I was honored to be a part of some of these great organizations...
Check out the Classics Society here.
The Classics Society aims are to provide a vibrant social forum for students of all disciplines, and to promote the rich histories of Rome and Greece throughout the University. The Classics Society also provides training in Legal Analysis, Strategic Communications, Philosophy and Ethics.
Check out the Cognitive Science Society here.
The Cognitive Science Society brings together researchers from around the world who hold a common goal: understanding the nature of the human mind. The mission of the Society is to promote Cognitive Science as a discipline, and to foster scientific interchange among researchers in various areas of study, including Artificial Intelligence, Linguistics, Anthropology, Psychology, Neuroscience, Philosophy, and Education. The Society is a non-profit professional organization and its activities include sponsoring an annual conference and publishing the journals Cognitive Science and Topics. Provides Leadership, Strategic Communications, Scientific Writing, Healthcare Policy and Data Analysis skills.
Learn more about the Astrobiology Society here.
Astrobiology draws on the disciplines of biology, chemistry, geology, physics and astronomy to study the origin, evolution, distribution and future of life in the universe.The University of Edinburgh Astrobiology Society (ABSoc) aims to--Increase awareness and interest among University of Edinburgh students for the fields of astrobiology and planetary science, facilitate discussion about the ethical, social, economic and political issues involved in or potentially generated by planetary exploration and the search for extraterrestrial life, bring interested students into contact with professional researchers in the field of astrobiology, and ultimately foster a culture of undergraduate research within The University of Edinburgh. The Astrobiology Society provides seminars in Scientific Writing, Strategic Communications and Data Analysis.
Learn more about the EUYSRA here.
The "Edinburgh University Young Scientific Researchers Association" (EUYSRA) is an acting catalyst for undergraduate scientific innovation and research development. EUYSRA encourages undergraduates of science related degrees to pursue and develop original and independent research, through working as members of teams consisting of people of similar academic backgrounds with the possibilities of cross-departmental cooperation, thereby allowing valuable skills and appreciations for scientific research to be gained.
The society, whilst primarily acting as a catalyst for scientific innovation and hands on experimentation, is at the same time a highly academic society which aims to broaden the scientific knowledge of its members through presentations of fellow members or famous academic guest speakers (including Professor Harald Haas, Professor Sethu Vijayakumar, Sir Professor Ian Wilmut, Professor Stephen Salter, Professor Peter Higgs, and many more) whilst also being enticing with lively debates.