Technology

Episode 142: How Did Computers Evolve?

Meet the Expert:  Rachel Ignotofsky, New York Times Best Selling nonfiction author and illustrator   Rachel Ignotofsky  grew up in New Jersey on a healthy diet of Star Trek and pudding and graduated from Tyler School of Art in 2011 with a BFA in Graphic Design. Rachel’s career as a scientific communicator started by nurturing… Continue Reading Episode 142: How Did Computers Evolve?

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Episode 140: How Do You Create a Collection?

Meet the Expert: John Corcoran, Director Ripley Entertainment Senior Executive and entrepreneur with broad hospitality and museum experience including creative content, curatorial, operations, development/construction, public speaking and full P&L responsibility. My mission is to make sure guests enjoy their leisure time…     What is Ripley’s Believe It or Not!    Ripley’s Believe It or… Continue Reading Episode 140: How Do You Create a Collection?

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Episode 135: How Do You Power a Spacecraft?

Meet the Expert: Carl Sandifer, Manager, Radioisotope Power Systems Program, NASA Glenn Research Center Mr. Carl E. Sandifer II is the Chief of the Radioisotope Power Systems (RPS) Program Office in  the Space Flight Systems Directorate at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Glenn Research Center (GRC).  In this position, Mr. Sandifer also serves… Continue Reading Episode 135: How Do You Power a Spacecraft?

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Episode 134: Why Would You Send Yeast into Space?

Meet the Expert: Dr. Sergio Santa-Maria, project scientist for NASA BioSentinel Mission   Sergio is originally from Lima, Peru, where he studied Biology & Ecology. He did his doctoral studies at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas, where he studied novel pathways for the repair of DNA damage using model biological organisms,… Continue Reading Episode 134: Why Would You Send Yeast into Space?

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Episode 133: How Can YOU Help with Biodiversity?

Meet the Experts:  Kasey Gaylord- Opalewski,  Programs Manager for Earth Echo International and Youth Leader David Yoon   Kasey Gaylord-Opalewski has been designing, developing and coordinating innovative digital programming for non-profit organizations since 2002. She has over 20 years of “on-air” experience as an educator and moderator for virtual interactive lessons. Over the years, Kasey… Continue Reading Episode 133: How Can YOU Help with Biodiversity?

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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 130: How Do You Land a Plane?

Meet the Expert: Guy Wroble, engineer and retired airline pilot Some might say that I was destined to fly. One of my earliest memories, from when I was perhaps 4 years old, was of a very large silver plane flying over my parents house. When I was older, our house was under the traffic pattern… Continue Reading Episode 130: How Do You Land a Plane?

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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 126: How Do You Talk to a Robot?

Meet the Expert: Dr. Carlotta Berry, Electrical and Computer Engineer Carlotta Berry is a professor and Dr. Lawrence J. Giacoletto Endowed Chair for Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (RHIT). She is one of a team of faculty who created the first multidisciplinary minor in robotics. She has two bachelor’s degrees in… Continue Reading Episode 126: How Do You Talk to a Robot?

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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 124: How Do You Study Another Planet’s Moon?

Meet the Expert: Tracy Drain, Flight Systems Engineer NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)   Tracy Drain is a Systems Engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. She is currently the lead Flight Systems engineer for the Europa Clipper mission. This spacecraft will launch in 2024 set off on a 5.5-year journey to study Europa, an icy… Continue Reading Episode 124: How Do You Study Another Planet’s Moon?

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