May 2, 2019 – The Urban Bee Laboratory Goes Into Space

As some of you may know, I work at The Urban Beekeeping Laboratory, a science focused non-profit located in Boston’s Roxbury neighborhood. For those of you unfamiliar, the UBL is a bee-focused non-profit and its research revolves around bee and pollinator health and prosperity with an ancillary focus on environmental factors conducive to healthy ecosystems, including food supplies.
My role is part analytical, part strategic, the latter involving fundraising and product development.
The most exciting thing about my work is the cool things I get to work on: swarm intelligence, and New England Agriculture and Food Security with NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center.
But today, May 2, 2019 marked a new high: our lab was 1 of 38 payload experiments aboard Blue Origin’s New Sheperd 11 (NS11) rocket launch.
It’s another step forward in better understanding our universe. I’ll be updating once the results of the experiment become clear. Till then, kudos to lab founder Noah Wilson-Rich and my colleagues Aaron Weber and Kristian Demary.
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