Jen Swanson

Episode 117: How Do You Save Baby Sea Turtles?

Meet the Expert:  Dr. Marsha Tufft, engineer Dr. Tufft has degrees in mechanical (BSME-Purdue), aerospace (MSAsE- University of Cincinnati), and materials engineering (Ph.D.- University of Dayton). She worked 30+ years that I worked as an engineer professionally at GE Aviation .She is also an active volunteer with GE volunteers and Girl Scouts of Western Ohio.… Continue Reading Episode 117: How Do You Save Baby Sea Turtles?

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Episode 116: The BEST of Flight

Soar through the stratosphere with a few of our BEST of Flight episodes!   You’ll hear from   LCDR Becky Shaw — Why Would You Fly into a Hurricane?             Norman Black–Why do Science Experiments Travel by Balloon instead of Jet           NASA X-59 test pilot… Continue Reading Episode 116: The BEST of Flight

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Episode 115: The BEST of Amazing Engineering

Love to learn about the wonders of engineering and technology? Don’t miss this fabulous episode with snippets from AMAZING engineering!!     Dr. Arturo Dominguez discusses (How To Hold the Sun in a Donut),         Dr. Anna Michel chats abt (How to Design a Sensor to Learn about the Deep Ocean)  … Continue Reading Episode 115: The BEST of Amazing Engineering

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Episode 114: The BEST of Aquatic Animals!

Take a deep dive into the ocean with this BEST of Aquatic Animals episode. Enjoy snipppets of chats with Dr. Amy Apprill (Do Whales Have Germs?)         Gretchen Burson (How To Train a Shark)           and Dr. Katie Lotterhos (Can You Predict Which Animals will Survive Environmental Change).… Continue Reading Episode 114: The BEST of Aquatic Animals!

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Episode 113: The BEST of Ice!

Enjoy this COOL selection of our BEST of ICE episodes with Dr. Ulyana Horodyskyj (How are Glaciers Nature’s Time Machine?)           Dr. Will Grundy (Why Do We Study Alien Ice?)           and Dr. Alan Stern (What is it Like to Fly by Pluto?)   If you like… Continue Reading Episode 113: The BEST of Ice!

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Episode 112: Can You Use Rocks to Store Carbon Dioxide?

Meet the Expert: Katrin Steinthorsdottir, geologist Katrin Steinthorsdottir (she/her) is a geologist from Iceland living in Vancouver, Canada. Originally her interest in rocks came from the smooth black pebbles she collected as a kid, and later on she studied the volcanoes in Iceland and Mexico that form these black rocks. Currently she is studying another… Continue Reading Episode 112: Can You Use Rocks to Store Carbon Dioxide?

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Episode 111: How Do You Count Penguins?

Meet the Expert: Noah Strycker, penguin scientist and birder At 35, Noah has packed in more birding adventures than most people do in a lifetime. In 2021, Noah earned a master’s degree, with honors, from Stony Brook University in New York, where his research with the Lynch Lab focused on Adélie, Gentoo, and Chinstrap Penguins.… Continue Reading Episode 111: How Do You Count Penguins?

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Episode 110: How Do You Recognize Every Giraffe in the World?

Meet the Expert: Dr. Monica Bond, Wildlife Biologist  Dr. Monica Bond is a wildlife biologist and biodiversity activist with a focus on ecology of wildlife in fire-affected forests and ecology of giraffe and other hoofed mammals in the East African savanna. Her research on use of high-intensity burned forest by Spotted Owls and Black-backed Woodpeckers… Continue Reading Episode 110: How Do You Recognize Every Giraffe in the World?

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Episode 109: How Does the James Webb Space Telescope See?

Meet the Expert: Joe DePasquale, Senior Data Imaging Developer   Currently, Joe is the senior Data Imaging Developer at the Space Telescope Science Institute, Joe. Prior to joining STScI in March of 2017, I he was the Science Imager for NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. If you’ve ever seen a space image… Continue Reading Episode 109: How Does the James Webb Space Telescope See?

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Episode 108: How Do You Make Software?

Meet the Expert: Richard Sheridan, CEO Menlo Innovations Menlo Innovations CEO Richard Sheridan became disillusioned in the middle of his career in the chaotic technology industry. He had an all-consuming thought: things can be better. Much better. He had to find a way. Why couldn’t a workplace be filled with camaraderie, human energy, creativity, and productivity?… Continue Reading Episode 108: How Do You Make Software?

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Episode 107: What’s it Like to Live in Antarctica?

Meet the Expert: Karen Romano Young– writer, deep sea diver, and polar explorer Karen Romano Young is an independent science communications specialist. The award-winning and acclaimed author of 30 books for children — most about science — and illustrator of several graphic fiction and nonfiction books, she publishes with Scholastic, National Geographic, Chronicle, and Twenty-First… Continue Reading Episode 107: What’s it Like to Live in Antarctica?

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Episode 106: How Do We Know Dinosaurs Could Fly?

Meet the Expert: Dr. Jingmai O’Connor, paleontologist Dr. O’Connor is from Pasadena, California. Her mother is a geologist. O’Connor says that while she was not a dinosaur enthusiast as a child, being present for her mother’s geology fieldwork began her interest in the subject.She explains, “I enjoyed going to the field with her, collecting rocks,… Continue Reading Episode 106: How Do We Know Dinosaurs Could Fly?

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