See who is Making History Today
Vol. 9 No. 4 March 16, 2023
Join us for the month of March as we learn about women, past and present, who have made an impact in STEM! Today we learn about Professor Kelly Knight. Kelly Knight is an associate professor with the George Mason University Forensic Science Program and a STEM Accelerator. As part of her outreach efforts, she is the co-founder and director of the Females of Color and those Underrepresented in STEM summer programs for middle and high school girls. STEM outreach has always been a passion of Kelly’s and she has planned and implemented hundreds of activities and events for the K-12 population since 2008. Learn more about Professor Kelly Knight here. Check out Prof. Kelly Knight's talk from the Spark of STEM Coffee Break Series here!
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Students will get an inside look into the exciting careers and inspiring personal journeys of diverse STEM role models through a lively Q&A session with a fellow STEM professional. The 30-minute max episodes will premiere throughout the school year and will be available on-demand to fit in your schedule. Stay tuned for updates on dates, speakers, and more!
Hear from featured speaker Capt Tasia Reed on March 22! She's a flight commander for the newest branch of the Armed Forces. Get a glimpse into Capt Reed's journey and life as a U.S. Space Force Space Operations Officer.
Hear from speaker Susie Martínez! She's a payload systems engineer in the space industry and a science communicator with a passion to inspire women and minority groups about STEM.
Brain Awareness Week Videos (March 13-19)
Brain Awareness Week is the global campaign to foster public enthusiasm and support for brain science. Every March, participants host imaginative activities in their communities that share the wonders of the brain, and the impact brain science has on our everyday lives.
Join neuroscientist and professor Dr. Kay Tye and brain engineer Dr. Kafui Dzirasa for an engaging conversation with Justin Shaifer. Watch this episode. Click here for the FREE NGSS and CASEL aligned companion lessons. Want more ways to interact with these lessons? Check out part 1 and part 2 of the lesson plan in PocketLab for free!
Medical Oncologist and Drug Discoverer Dr. Mika Sovak and Neuroscientist Dr. Greg Gage speak about Science that Saves Lives. A special guest appearance was made by former NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins. Watch this episode. Click here for the FREE NGSS and CASEL aligned companion lessons.
World Water Day Videos (March 22)
This World Water Day is about accelerating change to solve the water and sanitation crisis. And because water affects us all, we need everyone to take action. That means you! You and your family, school and community can make a difference by changing the way you use, consume and manage water in your lives.
Learn about the water cycle with Dr. Tracy Fanara. Dr. Fanara spent almost a decade as a project engineer designing water systems for projects around the world, before and during her research at UF, she focused on sustainable design retrofit of urban areas and water treatment through storm chasing to collect data.
Maynard Okereke, better known as the Hip Hop M.D., graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in Civil Engineering. His passion for science and entertainment, along with his curiosity for new innovation has taken him through an incredible life journey.
TeenLife's Your Future in STEM Guide
Looking for comprehensive guidance to help you succeed in a STEM career? Look no further than TeenLife's Your Future in STEM Guide! This must-have resource features premier STEM programs, cutting-edge information on AR/VR jobs, and expert advice to help you discover the perfect career path in the constantly-evolving field of STEM.
Virtual Unconference for Cool Teachers
Join PocketLab for a full day of professional development featuring a lineup of speakers discussing the importance of science literacy and how educators can inspire students to think critically, be curious and ask questions about the world around them for the rest of their lives.
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