My name is Mika McKinnon.
I am an avid science fiction fan and an irrepressible educator. I have previously taught a course, Practical Science Fiction (2004, 2005), using science fiction as the context for teaching undergraduate science students to approach science with curiosity and innovation instead of blind learning for specific course outcomes, and to provide a non-threatening context for humanities students to gain scientific literacy. I am a public speaker on the same theme (including an annual talk for the Summer Science Program in California and New Mexico).
I work as a science advisor in the entertainment industry. The project you’ve most likely heard of is the the Stargate franchise; I currently write for Physics Today. I’m always open to new projects, and love going to conventions.
I run a science-focused blog at GeoMika.