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Episode 167: The BEST of Thinking Like an Engineer

The Solve It for Kids Podcast is on vacation for the month of July. But we have left you a great clip of three episodes that show the BEST of Thinking Like an Engineer! Listen to short chats from these three amazing guests:   Dr. Jermey Matthews –Ep 91: How Do Scientists Get Kids Excited… Continue Reading Episode 167: The BEST of Thinking Like an Engineer

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Episode 166: The BEST of Space Exploration (to the Moon)

The Solve It for Kids podcast is on summer break! But we have left you a few clips of some the best space exploration episodes to enjoy.   Carl Sandifer from NASA Glenn Research Center– How do you Power a Spacecraft?-–   Dr. Sarah D’Souza from NASA Ames Reserach Center–Why does a spacecraft need a… Continue Reading Episode 166: The BEST of Space Exploration (to the Moon)

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Episode 165: The BEST of Studying Animals

The Solve It for Kids podcast is on vacation for the month of July. But don’t worry, we’ve left some of our favorite episodes for you to enjoy. This week it’s the BEST of Studying Animals. You’ll hear clips from previous episodes with          Dr. Mireya Mayor — What Does a Primatologist… Continue Reading Episode 165: The BEST of Studying Animals

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Episode 164: The BEST of Working with Robots

Take a listen to some of our favorite episodes about Working with Robots!   You’ll hear from Dr. Carlotta Berry– How Do You Talk to a Robot?  —      Dr. Darren Lipomi (How do humans–and robots– feel?) —     Dr. Topher Hunter —-How do you build a droid?—          Have… Continue Reading Episode 164: The BEST of Working with Robots

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Episode 161: How Do You Get Rid of Bad Breath?

Meet the Expert: Dr. Mel Rosenberg, Professor Emeritus Tel Aviv University, inventor, children’s book author When I was young, I dreamed of being a children’s book writer and musician. Instead I became a scientist and inventor. My Ph.D. dealt with the ability of certain microorganisms to adhere to oil droplets. I went on to invent a… Continue Reading Episode 161: How Do You Get Rid of Bad Breath?

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Episode 160: What is the Super Guppy?

Meet the Expert: Herb Baker, the Former Manager at the Operations Support Office at NASA/JSC NASA employee Herb Baker retired from a 42-year career at the space agency. Most of his work was performed at Johnson Space Center (JSC) in Houston, but during his career he also worked at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape… Continue Reading Episode 160: What is the Super Guppy?

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Episode 159: When and Where do Earthquakes Happen?

Meet the Expert:  Dr. Wendy Bohon, geologist and earthquak expert Wendy Bohon is a geologist who studies earthquakes and works to improve the communication of science. In particular, she is interested in improving the communication of hazard and risk before, during and after rapid onset geologic hazards. Dr. Bohon earned a BA in Theatre and… Continue Reading Episode 159: When and Where do Earthquakes Happen?

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Episode 158: Why Does a Spacecraft Need a Heat Shield?

Meet the Expert: Dr. Sarah D’Souza, the Orion Thermal Protection Deputy System Manager at NASA Ames Dr. Sarah D’Souza is currently the Orion Thermal Protection System (TPS) Deputy System Manager at NASA Ames Research Center which is part of NASA’s Artemis program. Dr. D’Souza is a California native with a passion for all things aerospace and a proud graduate of the… Continue Reading Episode 158: Why Does a Spacecraft Need a Heat Shield?

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Episode 157: What Can We Learn from Volcanoes?

Meet the Expert:  Skylar Hughes, volcano expert and tour guide for Big Island VIP Skylar Hughes is a private volcano tour guide on The Big Island of Hawaii. Originally from Steamboat Springs Colorado, he spent much of his time in nature and the outdoors. In need of change and scenery he first made his way… Continue Reading Episode 157: What Can We Learn from Volcanoes?

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Episode 156: How Do Plants Survive in Extreme Habitats?

Meet the Expert: Matthew Biggs, Expert Gardener, author, and broadcaster Matthew trained at The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. He has presented numerous television programmes, notably Channel 4’s ‘Garden Club’, stepped behind the camera to direct Meridian Television’s popular gardening series ‘Grass Roots’ and worked as Horticultural Consultant for a garden design series on Channel 5.… Continue Reading Episode 156: How Do Plants Survive in Extreme Habitats?

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Episode 155: How Will AI Help Help Humans with Mobility?

Meet the Expert: Dr. Brenna Argall, robotics engineer Dr. Argall is an associate professor of Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at Northwestern University. Her research lies at the intersection of robotics autonomy, machine learning and human rehabilitation. She is director of the assistive & rehabilitation robotics laboratory (argallab) at the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, the nation’s premier rehabilitation hospital.… Continue Reading Episode 155: How Will AI Help Help Humans with Mobility?

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Episode 154: How Do You Slow Down a Spaceship?

Meet the Expert:  Julie Wolfson,  Orion Program Risk Manager at Lockheed Martin In this role, she works to ensure that Orion risks to the success of every Artemis mission are identified early and handled properly. She collaborates with engineers from multiple disciplines analyzing technical and safety concerns, and finance staff to accurately assess the potential… Continue Reading Episode 154: How Do You Slow Down a Spaceship?

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