Engineering

Episode 215: How Will We Talk to Astronauts on the Moon?

Meet the Expert: Sirina Nabhan, product and data systems engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory     Sirina Nabhan is a Systems Engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsions Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California. She graduated from the University of California, Riverside with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering in 2017. There, she was a dedicated SWE member… Continue Reading Episode 215: How Will We Talk to Astronauts on the Moon?

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Episode 214: How Does a Landscape Architect Shape the World?

Meet the Expert:  Chris Flagg, Landscape Architect The majority of Chris Flagg’s 40-plus years of professional experience have been devoted to transforming his beliefs in design excellence into a higher quality of life through creativity and collaboration. His talents in master planning, community vision planning, large-scale mixed-use planning, transit-oriented and urban design, have led to… Continue Reading Episode 214: How Does a Landscape Architect Shape the World?

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Episode 212: How Do You Rescue Raptors?

Meet the Expert: Travis Wilcoxen, Biologist and President of the Board of Directors of the Illinois Raptor Center Travis Wilcoxen is a Professor of Biology. Travis is the Faculty Athletics Representative to the NCAA and CCIW for Millikin University. Travis is also President of the Board of Directors of the Illinois Raptor Center and Chair… Continue Reading Episode 212: How Do You Rescue Raptors?

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Episode 211: What Can We Learn from an Incident Meteorologist?

Meet the Expert: Jon Fox, Incident Meteorologist for National Weather Service in Spokane, Washington I’m am Forecaster and Incident Meteorologist for the National Weather Service office in Spokane Washington. I have been working for the National Weather Service since 1990, shortly after I graduated from the University of Wisconsin. I began my career in Rochester,… Continue Reading Episode 211: What Can We Learn from an Incident Meteorologist?

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Episode 210: What is the Deep Space Network?

Meet the Expert: Rémy Morgan, Network Operations Analyst for Deep Space Network Rémy Morgan, is a life-long space enthusiast and science communicator, always ready and eager to talk all things galactic, stellar, planetary, or even alien! What started with library rentals of Magic School Bus VHS tapes led to a degree in astronomy and atmospheric… Continue Reading Episode 210: What is the Deep Space Network?

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Episode 204: How Will AI Affect Learning to Code?

Meet the Expert:  Peter Kuperman, CEO and Founder of Hatch Coding Peter began coding at the age of twelve. Now, as a seasoned entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience in finance and technology, Peter founded and lead Hatch Coding, a company that teaches kids how to code. He has a dual degree in finance… Continue Reading Episode 204: How Will AI Affect Learning to Code?

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Episode 202: What’s it Like to be a Civilian Astronaut?

Meet the Expert:  Chris Sembroski, Engineer and  Inspiration 4 Astronaut   Chris “Hanks” Sembroski represented the pillar of Generosity as part of the crew of Inspiration4 by serving as Mission Specialist on a 3-day mission to orbit. He grew up with a natural curiosity about outer space. He could be found stargazing late at night… Continue Reading Episode 202: What’s it Like to be a Civilian Astronaut?

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Episode 199: What Would it Look Like if We Lived in Space?

Meet the Expert: John Shoffner, Axiom-2 pilot and astronaut In May 2023, astronaut, STEAM advocate, and business pioneer John Shoffner served as Pilot on Axiom Space Ax-2 mission to the International Space Station (ISS). Throughout the duration of his mission, he hosted live events with schools around the world, demonstrating life in microgravity. While on… Continue Reading Episode 199: What Would it Look Like if We Lived in Space?

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Episode 198: How Do You Turn Old Wind Turbine Blades into Functional Art?

Meet the Expert:  Brian Donahue, Managing Partner, Canvus, Inc. Canvus is a manufacturer of furniture made from wind turbine blades. 5,000-8,000 wind turbine blades are retired each year. The wind industry has struggled with recycling them due to their massive size, durability, and fiberglass material. Canvus created a solution for these blades by upcycling them at scale… Continue Reading Episode 198: How Do You Turn Old Wind Turbine Blades into Functional Art?

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Episode 195: How Can You Use Music to get Kids Excited about STEM?

Meet the Expert: Victor Villegas, Digital and Technology Coordinator for Oregon State University by day and the “DroneSinger” at night Having grown up in a family with a love for music, Victor has been playing and composing music since he was young. He is a bilingual singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, puppeteer and technologist who is passionate about… Continue Reading Episode 195: How Can You Use Music to get Kids Excited about STEM?

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Episode 193: How Can You Prepare for the Total Solar Eclipse?

Meet the Expert: Dan Schneiderman, Eclipse Partnership Coordinator at the Rochester Museum and Science Center Dan Schneiderman is the Eclipse Partnership Coordinator at the RMSC (Rochester Museum and Science Center) and co-chair of the Rochester Eclipse Taskforce. He has over 10 years of experience producing STEAM-based events around Rochester and NYS. He has over 10 years… Continue Reading Episode 193: How Can You Prepare for the Total Solar Eclipse?

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Episode 192: How Do You Study the Smallest Things?

Meet the Expert: Dr. Katy Grimm, Associate Professor at California University State East Bay, researcher at CERN   Katy Grimm is an Associate Professor of Physics at California State University East Bay.  She is a particle physicist and does research at the Large Hadron Collider at the CERN laboratory in Geneva, Switzerland.  She was part of the team who… Continue Reading Episode 192: How Do You Study the Smallest Things?

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