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Episode 133: How Can YOU Help with Biodiversity?

Meet the Experts:  Kasey Gaylord- Opalewski,  Programs Manager for Earth Echo International and Youth Leader David Yoon   Kasey Gaylord-Opalewski has been designing, developing and coordinating innovative digital programming for non-profit organizations since 2002. She has over 20 years of “on-air” experience as an educator and moderator for virtual interactive lessons. Over the years, Kasey… Continue Reading Episode 133: How Can YOU Help with Biodiversity?

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Episode 132: How Do You Talk to a Spaceship?

Meet the Expert: Rob Chambers,Business Development Director Commercial Civil Space Space Systems Company, Lockheed Martin Rob Chambers is the Business Development Director for Lockheed Martin’s Commercial Civil Space line of business. In this role, he is focused on Lockheed Martin’s blueprint for extending humanity’s knowledge of our planet, our solar system, and the universe at… Continue Reading Episode 132: How Do You Talk to a Spaceship?

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Episode 131: How Do You Make Clothes Sustainable?

Meet the Expert:  Louise Ulukaya, creator and designer of Mon Couer sustainable clothing for kids Born in New York, Louise Vongerichten Ulukaya would spend her childhood days growing up in both New York and the south of France where she studied and practiced ballet. In 2005, Louise went to Washington DC to study finance at… Continue Reading Episode 131: How Do You Make Clothes Sustainable?

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Episode 129: How are STEM and Sports Related?

Meet the Expert:  Sean Barton, the Director of Curriculum and Strategy for STEM Sports Sean Barton is the Director of Curriculum and Strategy for STEM Sports®. Sean formerly served as Director of Athletics, Extended Day Director, Summer Camp Program Director, and Middle School PE teacher in Seattle, Washington. During this time, he also served on… Continue Reading Episode 129: How are STEM and Sports Related?

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Episode 128: Why Do We Need Sleep?

Meet the Expert: Dr. Nancy Cowdin/Hennessy, neuroscientist and teacher Dr. Nancy Cowdin Hennessy earned a Ph.D. in neuroscience from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. (2015). Her research included a study of trauma, PTSD, and mindfulness training in battered women; she also conducted research with Howard University studying the effects of trauma on sleep patterns of… Continue Reading Episode 128: Why Do We Need Sleep?

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Episode 127: How Do You Build a Backyard Habitat?

Meet the Expert: Sneed Collard, III, award-winning science author and birder Sneed B. Collard III is the author of more than eighty award-winning books including The Prairie Builders—Reconstructing America’s Lost Grasslands, winner of the AAAS/Subaru/Science Books & Films Prize for Excellence in Science Books. Sneed has evolved through several life-history stages on his way to… Continue Reading Episode 127: How Do You Build a Backyard Habitat?

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Episode 126: How Do You Talk to a Robot?

Meet the Expert: Dr. Carlotta Berry, Electrical and Computer Engineer Carlotta Berry is a professor and Dr. Lawrence J. Giacoletto Endowed Chair for Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (RHIT). She is one of a team of faculty who created the first multidisciplinary minor in robotics. She has two bachelor’s degrees in… Continue Reading Episode 126: How Do You Talk to a Robot?

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Episode 125: Why Measure the Height of Trees?

Meet the Expert: Brian Campbell, NASA Senior Earth Science Outreach Specialist at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center’s Wallops Flight Facility in Wallops Island, Virginia, USA Brian grew up in the small Pennsylvania town of Sinking Spring that has lots of trees and farms. As a kid, Brian spent almost every summer day outside exploring… Continue Reading Episode 125: Why Measure the Height of Trees?

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Episode 124: How Do You Study Another Planet’s Moon?

Meet the Expert: Tracy Drain, Flight Systems Engineer NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)   Tracy Drain is a Systems Engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. She is currently the lead Flight Systems engineer for the Europa Clipper mission. This spacecraft will launch in 2024 set off on a 5.5-year journey to study Europa, an icy… Continue Reading Episode 124: How Do You Study Another Planet’s Moon?

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Episode 123: How Can Math Blow Your Mind?

Meet the Expert:  Cindy Lawrence, the CEO and Executive Director of the National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath) Cindy Lawrence, a native New Yorker and lifelong math enthusiast, began her professional career as a CPA, working in both public accounting and the private sector. Her career then segued into education as she became a lead instructor… Continue Reading Episode 123: How Can Math Blow Your Mind?

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Episode 122: How Do You Get to the Bottom of the Ocean?

Meet the Expert: Dr. Rosa León Zayas, environmental microbiologist Rosa León Zayas is an environmental microbiologist and bioinformatician. After receiving her bachelor’s degree from the University of Puerto Rico, she studied the genomes of ultra deep-sea single-cell microbes from the Puerto Rico Trench and Mariana’s Trench at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University… Continue Reading Episode 122: How Do You Get to the Bottom of the Ocean?

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Episode 121: Ho Do You Tell the Age of a Tree?

Meet the Expert:  Alexandra Siy, Award-winning science author and photographer Alexandra Siy is a science writer for kids, merging STEM and art to make STEAM! Many of her titles use primary source scientific imagery to reveal both outer space and the microscopic, inviting young readers to enter worlds that can only be visited using science… Continue Reading Episode 121: Ho Do You Tell the Age of a Tree?

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