Meet our New VS Team Member... Scott!

Hello all! Since we’re in the midst of a cold, snowy winter field season I figured that I would take the time to introduce myself to the Vital Signs Community. I came to GMRI in 2014 to work specifically with the LabVenture! and PowerHouse programs focusing on the intersection of technology and education (which I love!). At the start of this year, 2015, I was lucky enough to join the Vital Signs team.


So, you all must be wondering, “Who is this guy?”

I’m a full blooded New Englander though I also consider myself part of the beautiful Beaver State (Oregon) having lived and studied there for a while. In addition, I like the cold which was a good excuse to go on some adventures to Northern Greenland during my graduate school years to work with the community of Qaanaaq concerning science research being done in that region.

My interests have always centered on exploring the world around me. This is why I wanted to be a scientist from an early age; to figure out why the world that I saw worked the way it did. Plus I discovered that fieldwork is just a lot of fun to do! In more recent years I’ve found that applying aspects of my interests (visual communication, interaction design and technology) to the world of science and specifically science education and outreach is the space that I like to be in.

With Vital Signs I’ll be lurking around the website as “Urchin” and will have a hand in day to day activities along with looking into the future to see what improvements we can make to this already excellent program. I look forward to getting to know the Vital Signs Community more!

Bring on the Spring field season!!

Scott (aka Urchin)


Everything is awesome! Everything is cool when you're part of a team :)