Exploring Our Minds - Meet the X-STEM All Access Speakers!
X-STEM All Access – presented by AstraZeneca, DoD STEM, and the U.S. Air Force – is a free virtual conference series designed to showcase diversity and inspire students about careers in science, technology, engineering, and math.
Each episode will feature multiple speakers ready to ignite students' curiosity with topics such as environmental engineering, marine biology, shark science, water conservation, neuroscience, superhero science, and more. View the speaker list here! Be on the lookout for new speaker announcements over the coming weeks!
Exploring Our Minds | April 21
Dr. Kay Tye
Join this neuroscientist in her pursuit of understanding the neurobiological mechanisms in the brain. Dr. Kay Tye will share how her research can help us better understand psychiatric diseases and mental illness.
Have a question for Dr. Kay Tye? Today is the last day to ask your question here for a chance to appear on-screen during the upcoming X-STEM All Access 2021 virtual conference series!
Dr. Kafui "Kaf" Dzirasa
Learn about the electricity behind emotions from this renowned psychiatrist and neuroscientist. Dr. Kafui "Kaf" Dzirasa will discuss how his research shows the connection between electricity and our emotions and how we can use it to understand and treat mental illness.
Have a question for Dr. Kafui "Kaf" Dzirasa? Today is the last day to ask your question here for a chance to appear on-screen during the upcoming X-STEM All Access 2021 virtual conference series!
Have you ever thought of using bubbles to demonstrate the properties of the plasma membrane? Nitty Gritty Science shows us how: "Using two straws, make a frame to use as your bubble maker. Mix up some bubble solution in a cookie sheet or tray and start your Plasma Membrane demonstrations such as flexible boundaries or semi-permeable membranes. Really get a reaction from the students when you demonstrate embedded proteins by taking a piece of looped thread, placing it on the bubble solution and popping the inner circle to represent a protein channel. Move the thread loop around to help explain to students that the cell membrane can “repair” itself when the proteins move around the membrane."
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It's Women's History Month!
Join us for the month of March as we learn about women, past and present, who have made an impact in STEM! Today we highlight Amelia Draper! Amelia is a Meteorologist with StormTeam 4. She brings extensive experience covering snowy winters, spring storms, and summer heat. See Amelia Draper at the NBC4 Health & Fitness Expo from March 19-20th!
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NBC4 Health & Fitness Virtual Expo
The 2021 NBC4 Telemundo 44 Health & Fitness Expo is going virtual on March 19th and 20th. Attendees of the virtual expo will have access to leading healthcare providers, the latest wellness information and fitness trends, have the ability to schedule appointments, purchase products and services, attend sessions, participate in contests and meet their favorite on-air NBC4, Telemundo 44 and NBC Sports Washington personalities in a digital environment.