Putting the “star” in Star Trek fan, TrekMovie’s editor-in-chief, Dr. Kayla Iacovino, was profiled today on CNN.com on her work in volcano science, Star Trek, and gender equality.
The article opens with how Star Trek inspired her to pursue science and jokes about the confusion between Dr. Iacovino’s specialty volcanology (the study of volcanoes) with Vulcanology.
“Star Trek influenced me to go into science. [The show] revolves around the ideals of exploration for exploration sake, and the pursuit of knowledge for the sake of leaving the human race better than we found it; these are really noble pursuits. I carry that with me.”
Read the article here!