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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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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 169: What is an Atmospheric River?

Meet the Expert:  Dr. Kristine Harper, meteorologist and professor of the history of science Dr. Kristine Harper is a professor of history. She joined the Florida State University faculty in 2008. Dr. Harper conducts historical research at the nexus of the history of science, history of technology, and environmental history from the late nineteenth through… Continue Reading Episode 169: What is an Atmospheric River?

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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 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 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 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 152: How Do You Move a Rocket?

Meet the Expert: Dan Zapata, Crawler Systems Engineer, Exploration Ground Systems Kennedy Space Center Dan Zapata is a crawler systems engineer for the Exploration Ground Systems Program at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. One of seven certified drivers for the agency’s crawler transporters –six-million-pound platforms that carry rockets and spacecraft from Kennedy’s iconic Vehicle… Continue Reading Episode 152: How Do You Move a Rocket?

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