Kelly Resmer, CurioCity Volunteer and Let’s Talk Science Outreach Alumna from Dalhousie University
Kelly has volunteered with a variety of Let’s Talk Science programs. At Let’s Talk Science, we like to stay connected with our volunteers and volunteer alumni. If you are a past Let’s Talk Science alum wanting to reconnect, contact Andre Motuzas.
Time volunteering with Let’s Talk Science: 8 years, I started out volunteering with the Let’s Talk Science Outreach program activities. That no longer fit with my schedule so now I volunteer exclusively by writing articles for CurioCity.
Current Position: Chemistry lab instructor
Inspirational Moment: One of the first class visits I did was exploring optics of Jello, this was such an inspiring moment for me since the students were beginning to appreciate the science involved with everyday objects.
Favourite Let’s Talk Science volunteering activity: The Let’s Talk Science Challenge, seeing the students compete was so exciting and such a pleasure to volunteer at. The trivia and engineering challenge was a lot of fun to help out with, the students participating blew me away with their knowledge and skill.
Favourite Let’s Talk Science volunteering article: My favourite (or perhaps most memorable) article was ‘Outbreak: The Ebola Virus’. I had just started to write this article at the beginning of the outbreak in 2014. It was devastating that as this article went through the editing process the Ebola crisis worsened and spread to such great numbers. It showed the importance of finding effective treatments and ways to control outbreaks.
Why do you volunteer with Let’s Talk Science? Science outreach is so important! Hands-on minds-on science activities inspired me to pursue a career in chemistry, so I love giving back to the community to inspire the next generation of scientists. I continue to write articles for CurioCity since it’s essential to have a reliable place on the internet where people can go to for trustworthy science information at a level that is easy to understand