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Episode 173: How Does Drinking Water Get to Your House?

Meet the Expert: Trip Barton, Engineering Manager for Illinois American Water Trip Barton is an Engineering Manager for Illinois American Water with broad-based experience primarily including water and wastewater engineering projects and geographic information systems applications. Mr. Barton has over 30 years of experience in the public and private sector including work at two engineering firms,… Continue Reading Episode 173: How Does Drinking Water Get to Your House?

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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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Episode 170: What Would Happen if we didn’t have Magnets?

Meet the Expert: Dr. Dario Arena, Associate Professor of Physics at USF Dr. Arena earned a Ph.D. in physics from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, in 2000.He was a postdoc at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California. Subsequently, he was awarded a National Research Council Research Fellowship in 2001 at the Naval Research… Continue Reading Episode 170: What Would Happen if we didn’t have Magnets?

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Episode 168: How Can You Use NASA’s Data to Solve a Problem?

Meet the Expert:  Cindy Chin, NASA Datanaut Cindy is an entrepreneur, venture strategist, solutions leader, and a cultural ambassador of the arts and sciences. As an advisor, she serves on advisory boards for several startup and innovation projects (AVA, Vault 12, SVB Brain Trust) in a spectrum of frontier technologies. She is an opportunity scout… Continue Reading Episode 168: How Can You Use NASA’s Data to Solve a Problem?

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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 163: How Can We See the Universe in a New Way?

Meet the Expert: Dr. Thomas Zurbuchen, Associate Administrator for the Science Mission Directorate at NASA from 2016 to 2022  Thomas H. Zurbuchen, known in the space community as Dr. Z, is a Swiss-American astrophysicist, leader, and innovator. He was the longest continually serving Head of Science at NASA from October 2016 through 2022, the leading… Continue Reading Episode 163: How Can We See the Universe in a New Way?

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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 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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