I thought it was about time I featured some male characters on my Disney, PhD series. Can you think of any other specialties that would be more interesting for these animated men? Woody - Leadership or Organizational Management. Throughout the Toy Story films, Woody, as the main protagonist and leader of the motley crew of toys, has had… Continue reading If Pixar Characters went to Grad School (Males, Part 1)
"Why would they change math?! Math is math! MATH is MATH!!" Bob Parr (aka Mr. Incredible) protested in Incredibles 2. Most people who enjoyed or are heading out to buy the Incredibles 2 (released November 6th, 2018) will likely laugh at this joke. The joke works because so many parents today are struggling with the changes… Continue reading Mythbusting Mr. Incredible’s “New Math”
EVE - Ecology. EVE's sole mission was to collect data about life on Earth. She'll likely need to work on her data analysis skills but armed with a PhD, she will be invaluable to the re-colonization of the planet. Specializing in urban ecology or sustainability, she will have a lot to contribute to establishing a… Continue reading Pixar Women, PhD Part 2
Bo Peep - Animal Sciences. Bo Peep has conspicuously been missing in the last two Toy Story movies and I think the possibility of her disappearing to go earn her PhD in Animal Sciences is somewhat likely (although I don't know how she would be able to manage without her support system of the rest… Continue reading Pixar Women, PhD Part 1
Since starting my PhD in Learning Sciences, I've taken quite a few classes that have been focused on the design of learning environments and museums in particular. So I have become overly critical of museums and museum exhibits as learning opportunities because I am now better equipped with theories and ideas about what educational goals… Continue reading Science Behind Pixar Museum Exhibit Review
After seeing Coco twice (once in 2D and once in 3D), I wholeheartedly endorse that everyone shell out the $15 to see this movie that will likely shift the representations of minorities in the film industry and make you want to hug your family more than any of its Disney predecessors...