Publicity and Partnerships
Publicity and Partnership
City of Pieces - "STATUS QUO"
City of Pieces “Status Quo” from the album “IslandSalem.” Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Jason Carter at Wavelength Studios, Salem, OR
Twist on teaching with Twitch
Professor of Chemistry Karen McFarlane Holman ‘90 is known as the Chemistry Rockstar for a reason—or more like 10 reasons. Not only has Holman been teaching at Willamette for 22 years, she started a radio station, hosted a podcast called 10 Bestest and an online teaching channel, and works to support women in STEM at home.
Livestreaming on Twitch
Karen launched a channel on Twitch to livestream chemistry content regularly. While it is best known as a gaming platform, Karen is partnering with Study Soup to become trailblazers in science education on Twitch.
Best Music Video
Karen’s band City of Pieces music video wins its 3rd award: “Best Music Video” at the 2022 Snow Leopard International Film Festival in Madrid, Spain.
Karen’s band Hot Sheets unveils their second album “Want Me”, and one song was picked up for the international compilation “Girlz Disorder” (Vol. 3) released in November 2022
All in the Mind
Karen’s ASMR YouTube channel is featured on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s podcast “All in the Mind”
Invited TEDx talk for Climate Change
Karen’s third TEDx talk “How to do less and achieve more for climate change” surpasses 150,000 views
Vaccine Magnet Test
Professor of Chemistry Karen McFarlane Holman’s TikTok post about the “vaccine magnet test” has received over 2.2 million views, 200,000 likes, 4,000 shares and nearly 3,800 comments.
Karen McFarlane Holman Ph.D.
I love making scientific concepts accessible to students and the general public, and one of my missions is to empower those who are curious to discover more about the world around them. One of my proudest moments of my career was receiving the Carnegie Professor of the Year award.
Join me on this journey to see, hear, and feel things differently than you do now. Is there a connection or partnership we can forge together? Let me know if you’re interested in any of my endeavors: science, music, podcasts, speaking, education, videos, or mentorship. Perhaps there is a way we can work together to make this planet a better place. Fill out my connection form and I hope to meet you soon!
“Karen is an absolute ROCKSTAR on and off the stage. She is a born entertainer! Her passion for science and ability to keep an audience engaged very much helped me earn my degree in Biochemistry while I was a student at Willamette University. She’s the best edutainer I know and I am SO EXCITED to see her creating content now. Keep crushing it Professor Holman!!”
“In the midst of a global pandemic, during which so many parents struggled to work, parent, and educate their children from home, Karen created the kind of tool that reignites our collective curiosity and fosters connection between parent and child: Science Rockstar Kids. Worth every penny.”
“Karen rocks! When my travel business was down during 2020, the Rockstar Scientist brought us back on our feet with her Chemistry Cocktails events. Her fun, interactive experiences with a twist of science helped my company sell international trips for 2021. We’re looking forward to Karen’s incredible passion for science on our next curated trip. Thank you Karen for making travel even more meaningful.”
“Professor Karen McFarlane Holman is not only an accomplished scientist, but an expert in living a full life. Her tenacious mindset has served her well in many areas, from her role as a researcher developing ruthenium-based anticancer drugs to her role as lead guitarist in her punk rock band! Karen has a knack for identifying people’s hidden talents. With kindness and enthusiasm, she will help you unlock your potential and exceed your own personal expectations. I cannot recommend Karen McFarlane Holman enough as a life coach and mentor.
When Karen is asked for something, she not only shows up fully with energy and enthusiasm, but she takes it 10 steps further than you’d expect. She has an exceptional gift of leaning into each conversation, supporting each person with compassion, and creating a safe and nonjudgmental space. She also has an uncanny way of seeing people’s mistakes as opportunities rather than failures, which she uses to help them navigate what to do next. With Karen, I have felt heard and supported in ways that I had never felt before because of the diversity of her background and her kind receptivity. She is safe and trustworthy, which is huge to me.