Please listen to the How to Science: Episode 6 featuring Timothy McKay the Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Physics, Astronomy, Education and Director of the Digital Innovation Greenhouse.

Professor Timothy McKay is a certified forklift operator. He's also a professor in LSA’s Departments of Physics and Astronomy, along with the School of Education, and directs the Digital Innovation Greenhouse. A scientist who can speak to decades of experience in astrophysics research, McKay has found new inspiration in making higher education broadly accessible.

Learn more about Tim McKay’s research.

About How to Science

Think of scientists in popular culture and what might come to mind is an evil genius who stirs chemical cocktails or grants villains superpowers. Or a crazy doctor who cooks up viruses to destroy the world. Or maybe a socially awkward nerd hiding behind impersonal objectivity and a pair of broken glasses.

Of course, real, live scientists rarely fit the fiction. They find beauty in nature, share passion and excitement about research, and obsess over finding solutions to problems in the world.

How to Science is a new podcast from the University of Michigan's College of LSA that insists on exploring beyond the beaker and past stereotypes to see how science is human, beautiful, and accessible. It’s a peek behind the curtain at how scientists are made, so any listener can see that they can science, too.

Each episode features a conversation between two scientists, revealing the people under the lab coats—not just the mad scientist movie villains we might be used to.

Be curious! Have a listen.