At OMSI’s Meet-a-Scientist Day. Photo by Raquel Stewart, OMSI, 2019.

My name is Daniel Watkins. I am a graduate student in atmospheric science at Oregon State University, where I do research on the Arctic climate system using climate models and weather balloon data. Prior to coming to Corvallis, I studied mathematics at Drexel University and at BYU-Idaho.

As of December 2018, I’m a host on Inspiration Dissemination, a science radio show and podcast at Oregon State University. Also as of December 2018, I’m a Science Communication Fellow at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry.


Science Writing
08/05/2020: Freeze Frame
03/14/2020: Libraries of possibilities
02/09/2020: Fitness for Life: Sport psychology and the motivations behind healthy lifestyles
02/02/2020: Swimming with Salmon(ids)
11/10/2019: You don’t look your age
6/09/2019: Perceptions of Trust
4/21/2019: Repair, don’t replace: developing a new treatment for lower back pain
3/17/2019: Magnet blocks, connect the dots, and the world of modern mathematics
2/17/2019: Feather collections and stressed-out owls
12/09/2018: Applying medical anthropology: a history of stress in Puerto Rico and its impacts on birth outcomes
08/24/2016: OSU Harnesses Personal Computers for Climate Research
08/31/2016: Oregon State Scientist Awarded Tasty $3 Million Grant

Music Writing
08/31/2016 The Macks’ Latest EP Offers Best of PDX, Corvallis
07/20/2016 Corvallis’ Dumb Luck Offers Something of Substance
03/10/2016: M. Ward’s new album, “More Rain” is reminiscent of 60’s melodies
05/11/2016: Radiohead return with haunting new single and video

Mons La Hire (guitar / vocals / songwriting)
Ida Jane and the Weekend Gardeners (producer / recording engineer / backing tracks)

That’s Not Math (Collage comics with Anthony Heatherly)
Artwork on Instagram