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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 192: How Do You Study the Smallest Things?

Meet the Expert: Dr. Katy Grimm, Associate Professor at California University State East Bay, researcher at CERN   Katy Grimm is an Associate Professor of Physics at California State University East Bay.  She is a particle physicist and does research at the Large Hadron Collider at the CERN laboratory in Geneva, Switzerland.  She was part of the team who… Continue Reading Episode 192: How Do You Study the Smallest Things?

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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 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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Episode 186: Do Animals Have Feelings?

Meet the Expert: Dr. Carl Safina, Carl Safina’s work explores how we are changing the natural world and what the changes mean for human and non-human beings. Carl sees that the durability of human dignity and survival of the natural world will depend on each other; we cannot preserve the wild unless we preserve human… Continue Reading Episode 186: Do Animals Have Feelings?

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Episode 178: What’s it like to fly a plane across the Ocean?

Meet the Expert: Cran Middlecoat, pilot and aerospace nerd Born in Brisbane, Cran has had a lifelong obsession with all things aerospace. Being a pilot since the age of 16, his career has taken him from flying clinic runs for the Royal Flying Doctor Service in outback Australia, to being qualified on multiple commercial jet… Continue Reading Episode 178: What’s it like to fly a plane across the Ocean?

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Episode 176: How Do You Make Sound for a Movie?

Expert: Bob Pepek, Sound Engineer and owner of MelonCollie Productions MelonCollie Productions, Bob Pepek, shares with you his passion for crafting sound and visuals to life. He is a leading professional in Sound Design, Scoring, Voiceovers, Recording, Editing, anything sight or sound, you’re covered. His project credits comprise of an abundance of works, from NBC’s… Continue Reading Episode 176: How Do You Make Sound for a Movie?

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Episode 175: How Do You Program a AI Robots?

Meet the Expert: Dr. Elliott Heflin, Jr., CEO/Founder  realitytechs.com Dr. Elliott Heflin, Jr. has an undergraduate degree in Industrial Technology/Computer Technology along with an MS in Technology Education and Doctoral degree in Educational Leadership/Educational Technology. He also has teaching experience in Python Programming Language, Scratch Programming Language. I hold a G.A.C.E certification in Engineering/Technology Education.… Continue Reading Episode 175: How Do You Program a AI Robots?

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Episode 174: How Do You Fly a Helicopter on Mars?

Meet the Expert: Keri Bean, systems engineer   Keri Bean is a senior systems engineer at Sierra Space. I am currently a member of the Dream Chaser flight operations spacecraft systems team. She was the deputy lead Rover Planner (aka Mars rover driver and robotic arm operator) on the Curiosity rover and  a Helicopter Integration… Continue Reading Episode 174: How Do You Fly a Helicopter on Mars?

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Episode 172: How do you Protect Native Bee Populations?

Meet the Expert: Julie Travaglini, Senior Director of Education Allegheny Land Trust   Julie Travaglini is the Senior Director of Education and Curriculum for Allegheny Land Trust. In her role, she creates hands-on, stem and place based lessons for children and adults alike as well as providing state accredited professional development. Working in the field… Continue Reading Episode 172: How do you Protect Native Bee Populations?

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Episode 171: How Do You Get a Rocket Ready for Launch?

Meet the Expert:  Nathalie Quintero, Core Stage Launch Operator Lead for Boeing Space on the SLS Project Nathalie Quintero originally from Caracas, Venezuela is an Aerospace Systems Engineer working on NASA’s Space Launch Systems rocket with The Boeing Company. She serves as the Core Stage Launch Operations and Test Lead, where she is responsible of… Continue Reading Episode 171: How Do You Get a Rocket Ready for Launch?

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