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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 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 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 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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Episode 119: How is Cloud Watching Helpful for Science?

Meet the Expert: Jessica Taylor, physical scientist and principal investigator for NASA’s GLOBE Clouds Project   Jessica Taylor grew up in Florida where her love of thunderstorms led her to pursue a career in atmospheric science. Jessica’s participation in GLOBE began in 2001 as a student at Florida State University. Now as a Physical Scientist… Continue Reading Episode 119: How is Cloud Watching Helpful for Science?

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Episode 118: How Easy it is to Land a Helicopter on a Ship?

Meet the Expert: Elizabeth Booker, Retired Coast Guard Pilot and Female Aviation Advocate Elizabeth Book  transitioned to full-time writer in 2019 after a 28-year career as a Coast Guard helicopter pilot and foreign diplomat. She holds a Master in Public Administration from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, and a Master of Fine Arts in Writing… Continue Reading Episode 118: How Easy it is to Land a Helicopter on a Ship?

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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 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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Episode 104: How Do You Train a Shark?

Meet the Expert: Gretchen Burson, Aquarist II at the Georgia Aquarium My name is Gretchen Burson. I am an Aquarist II at the Georgia Aquarium. I have worked there for the past 5.5 years. I graduated from University of West Georgia with a BS in Biology with a concentration in Marine Science. I have worked… Continue Reading Episode 104: How Do You Train a Shark?

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