Podcast: Engineering

Episode 148: How Do You Get Energy from the Wind?

Neil Milani is currently a senior application engineer for Bachmann electronic and lives in Greenville, SC with his wife, 2 kids and Bongo their pet sugar glider. He has a B.S. in both Physics and Electrical Engineering and an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering along with 30 years of experience working in automotive, telecom and renewable energy… Continue Reading Episode 148: How Do You Get Energy from the Wind?

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Episode 147: How do you make a spacecraft safe?

Meet the Expert: Vera Demchenko, Systems Verification & Test Engineer with Lockheed Martin’s Orion Program.   Vera Demchenko is a Systems Test and Verification Engineer on Lockheed Martin’s Orion Program, which aims to return humans to the Moon and beyond. In this role, Vera ensures that the Orion spacecraft is properly tested and verified for… Continue Reading Episode 147: How do you make a spacecraft safe?

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Episode 143: How Do You Get Materials from the Earth?

Meet the Expert: Alexis Lua, industrial engineer Born in Mexico City where her love for rock formations, exploring caves and cenotes with her dad led to a passion for mineral exploration. Alexis’ curiosity drew her to study Industrial and Systems Engineering at Texas A&M University. Soon after she moved to France cementing her mining foundation,… Continue Reading Episode 143: How Do You Get Materials from the Earth?

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Episode 142: How Did Computers Evolve?

Meet the Expert:  Rachel Ignotofsky, New York Times Best Selling nonfiction author and illustrator   Rachel Ignotofsky  grew up in New Jersey on a healthy diet of Star Trek and pudding and graduated from Tyler School of Art in 2011 with a BFA in Graphic Design. Rachel’s career as a scientific communicator started by nurturing… Continue Reading Episode 142: How Did Computers Evolve?

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Episode 135: How Do You Power a Spacecraft?

Meet the Expert: Carl Sandifer, Manager, Radioisotope Power Systems Program, NASA Glenn Research Center Mr. Carl E. Sandifer II is the Chief of the Radioisotope Power Systems (RPS) Program Office in  the Space Flight Systems Directorate at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Glenn Research Center (GRC).  In this position, Mr. Sandifer also serves… Continue Reading Episode 135: How Do You Power a Spacecraft?

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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 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 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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