Bethany Brookshire has a B.S. in biology and a B.A. in philosophy from The College of William and Mary, and a Ph.D. in physiology and pharmacology from Wake Forest University School of Medicine. She was a 2019-2020 Knight Science Journalism Fellow at MIT, the winner of the Society for Neuroscience Next Generation Award and the Three Quarks Daily Science Writing Award, among others.

All Stories by Bethany Brookshire

  1. Interview: On doing science and bringing others in

    Eureka! Lab interviews Caleph Wilson, a postdoctoral researcher who studies immunology. We find out what immunology is, what he does and why he thinks outreach to young people is essential.

  2. Do-it-yourself microscope inventor aims to bring science to the people

    After my own fail at the DIY microscope, I consulted Kenji Yoshino, who helped troubleshoot my design, and we talked about how he put the do-it-yourself microscope together.

  3. Building a DIY microscope

    You can make a microscope for $10 with some wood, Plexiglas, a drill and your cell phone. Or at least, you can try.

  4. A 3-D printer in every classroom

    The 3-D printing company MakerBot has launched MakerBot academy, with the goal of putting a 3-D printer into every school in the United States.

  5. 2013 U.S. Report Card on reading and math

    Today marks the release of the 2013 Nation’s Report Card, with data on how fourth and eighth grade students are doing in reading and math. What does it mean?

  6. Get out of the lab and into the classroom with a science education grant

    Help bring science to the classroom, get kids interested in science, and show what a life in science, technology, engineering or mathematics is like. People in STEM careers are eligible for up to $15,000 in funding to create a volunteer program.

  7. Need money to invent? Get your own grant!

    The Lemelson-MIT InvenTeam offers high school students grants to help bring to life inventions that often can help those in need. Along the way, students get experience in solving real-world problems.

  8. Interview: Studying rivers means wading into more than just water

    Geology assistant professor Anne Jefferson talks with Eureka! Lab about what she does, why she does it and why she dyed a stream purple for science.

  9. Teachers: Can they be eco-villains?

    Science teachers across the country use species in the classroom that are not native to their area. Releasing them into the wild could pose a threat to native species.

  10. Students invent safer school lock

    With school shootings all-too-frequently in the news, students decided to engineer an improved system to safeguard their classrooms.

  11. Everyone’s a scientist at GeekGirlCon!

    A new Do-It-Yourself (DIY) ScienceZone at Seattle’s GeekGirlCon allowed me and other scientists take fun science activities to the people. We also hoped to show there’s no one stereotype of what a scientist looks like.

  12. High school student finds baby dino

    A high school student has found one of the most complete specimens of a baby hadrosaur ever seen. The discovery gives us new ways to look at a famous dinosaur.