What makes the CESTEMER community unique are all of the outstanding participants who boldly cross disciplinary lines in their work, while creating and sharing all of the fun that can be along the way. Here we highlight many of these individuals with the CESTEMER Speaker Spotlights Series, where we’ve asked presenters from CESTEMER 17 and CESTEMER 19 to answer a few questions about what excites them about our community and the intersection with their passions.
What drew you to become involved with CESTEMER?
As a scientist I seek answers, as a creative I seek inspiration. Two sides of the same coin. CESTEMER appeals to me as a means to find the inspiration in science. Through my preferred medium of poetry, I believe this can be accomplished.
What are you most excited about experiencing CESTEMER in June?
Excited to meld the abstract of science into a medium of poetic expression.
Through interactive workshop prompts, I am looking forward to giving scientists ice breaking conversational points, and science enthusiastic poets a map to make lyrical sense of science
What are some ways people can get connected to you and your work?
Poems: new: http://five2onemagazine.com/three-poems-by-kate-gillespie/
My LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kathleen-gillespie-phd-3b1b7521/
Albany Poets: https://albanypoets.com/2019/01/poetry-in-science-reading-series/