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Episode 202: What’s it Like to be a Civilian Astronaut?

Meet the Expert:  Chris Sembroski, Engineer and  Inspiration 4 Astronaut   Chris “Hanks” Sembroski represented the pillar of Generosity as part of the crew of Inspiration4 by serving as Mission Specialist on a 3-day mission to orbit. He grew up with a natural curiosity about outer space. He could be found stargazing late at night… Continue Reading Episode 202: What’s it Like to be a Civilian Astronaut?

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Episode 200: How Much is there Still to Learn About the Ocean?

Meet the Scientist: Brian Helmuth, Aquanaut and Chief Science Officer for Proteus Ocean Group   Brian Helmuth, PhD., is an aquanaut and marine environmental scientist at Northeastern University who loves to spend his time diving and exploring the ocean as he studies the effects of climate change on bodies of water on our planet. Helmuth… Continue Reading Episode 200: How Much is there Still to Learn About the Ocean?

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Episode 199: What Would it Look Like if We Lived in Space?

Meet the Expert: John Shoffner, Axiom-2 pilot and astronaut In May 2023, astronaut, STEAM advocate, and business pioneer John Shoffner served as Pilot on Axiom Space Ax-2 mission to the International Space Station (ISS). Throughout the duration of his mission, he hosted live events with schools around the world, demonstrating life in microgravity. While on… Continue Reading Episode 199: What Would it Look Like if We Lived in Space?

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Episode 198: How Do You Turn Old Wind Turbine Blades into Functional Art?

Meet the Expert:  Brian Donahue, Managing Partner, Canvus, Inc. Canvus is a manufacturer of furniture made from wind turbine blades. 5,000-8,000 wind turbine blades are retired each year. The wind industry has struggled with recycling them due to their massive size, durability, and fiberglass material. Canvus created a solution for these blades by upcycling them at scale… Continue Reading Episode 198: How Do You Turn Old Wind Turbine Blades into Functional Art?

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Episode 195: How Can You Use Music to get Kids Excited about STEM?

Meet the Expert: Victor Villegas, Digital and Technology Coordinator for Oregon State University by day and the “DroneSinger” at night Having grown up in a family with a love for music, Victor has been playing and composing music since he was young. He is a bilingual singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, puppeteer and technologist who is passionate about… Continue Reading Episode 195: How Can You Use Music to get Kids Excited about STEM?

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Episode 194: Can you do Science at Sea?

Meet the Expert: Erin Winick Anthony, Science Communicator Erin is the founder of science communication company STEAM Power Media which works to share the creativity in science and engineering, and help others tell their science stories. Erin has a B.S. in mechanical engineering and more than nine years experience working as a STEM communicator. Erin previously worked… Continue Reading Episode 194: Can you do Science at Sea?

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Episode 193: How Can You Prepare for the Total Solar Eclipse?

Meet the Expert: Dan Schneiderman, Eclipse Partnership Coordinator at the Rochester Museum and Science Center Dan Schneiderman is the Eclipse Partnership Coordinator at the RMSC (Rochester Museum and Science Center) and co-chair of the Rochester Eclipse Taskforce. He has over 10 years of experience producing STEAM-based events around Rochester and NYS. He has over 10 years… Continue Reading Episode 193: How Can You Prepare for the Total Solar Eclipse?

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Episode 191: The BEST of Launching a Rocket!

    The Solve It for Kids Podcast team is on their last week of holiday break. Please enjoy this out-of-the-world episode about launching rockets. You’ll hear clips from guests who are talking about getting ready for a launch — Episode 171 How Do You Get Ready for a Rocket Launch with Nathalie Quintero moving… Continue Reading Episode 191: The BEST of Launching a Rocket!

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Episode 190: The BEST of Energy and Engineering

Happy 2024! The Solve It for Kids Podcast team of Jennifer and Jeff are still on holiday break. We have left you a few clips from some of our favorite episodes about energy and engineering. Get ready to … learn how to get energy from the wind, with Neil Milani– Episode 148 learn how drinking… Continue Reading Episode 190: The BEST of Energy and Engineering

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Episode 189: The BEST of Extreme Places to Live

The Solve It for Kids podcast is on holiday break. Please enjoy some snippets of our favorite shows about Living in Extreme Places! You’ll “visit” an underwater habitat with Aquanaut Liz Magee, Episode 177 consider what it would be like to live on Mars with Janet Ivey-Duenseng, Episode 179 and learn how plants live in… Continue Reading Episode 189: The BEST of Extreme Places to Live

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Episode 188: The BEST of Amazing Animals!

The Solve It for Kids podcast is taking a holiday break! Please enjoy clips from three of our favorite episodes about amazing animals! You’ll learn about How to help native bee populations with Julie Travaglini — Episode 172 How to count penguins, with Noah Strycker — Episode 111 and also Why some jellyfish have stinging… Continue Reading Episode 188: The BEST of Amazing Animals!

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Episode 187: How Do You Build a Space Station?

Meet the Expert: Bob Cabana, outgoing NASA Associate Administrator and astronaut Robert D. Cabana is a former NASA astronaut, currently serving as the agency’s associate administrator, its third highest-ranking executive and highest-ranking civil servant. He is the senior advisor to NASA Administrator Bill Nelson and Deputy Administrator Pam Melroy. In his role, Cabana leads the… Continue Reading Episode 187: How Do You Build a Space Station?

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