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Tuesday, October 17, 2017
BESTie Megan Biango-Daniels interviewed after publication

Megan Biango-Daniels isn't satisfied just publishing her research in top scientific journals. She's been doing a bit of communication lately about her recent article that appeared in Food Microbiology, Sea Salts as a Potential Source of Food Spoilage Fungi. She wrote/pitched this press release to the Cornell Chronicle and spoke about the topic also at Ithaca's Apple Fest on October 1 for the Apple Harvest Festival edition of Science Cabaret

Science Cabaret Presents: A Bite of Science
Local Scientists give short talks about their apple-related research. Each five minute talk is bursting with juicy information!
Featured Scientists: 

  • Megan Biango-Daniels studies fungi and food, including the connections between apple disease and spoilage of apple products.

  • Jackie Nock works at the Cornell Orchards on experiments to optimize long-term apple storage.

  • Ali Al Farqani is a Graduate Field of Horticulture PhD student.

FREE 3pm Bernie Milton Pavilion Stage Sunday, Oct 1 
About Science Cabaret: 
Science Cabaret mixes science, art, and audience participation in an exquisite cocktail. Unless specified, all events are free and open to the public. Find us at Coltivare, Cornell University and other locations!

For the full schedule of events visit: 35th Annual Apple Harvest Festival Presented by Tompkins Trust

As is becoming a trend for BESTies, one opportunity led to another: an interview by Locally Sourced Science, a bi-weekly local radio program that may be of interest to BESTies looking to make a podcast. 

All her outreach has gotten the attention of local science teachers, as well.
Next, Megan is looking forward to talking with Dryden High schoolers via their Conversation with a Scientist program funded by the Dryden Youth Opportunity Fund on November 15th. The program is designed to inspire and expose high school students to STEM careers, to redefine what a scientist looks like, and to learn why scientists are passionate about their work.