Mechanical Engineer - Profiles of Scientists and Engineers

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What's it really like to be an engineer or a scientist? What do they really do all day? You're about to find out! Meet the next generation of engineers and scientists in these profiles of young professionals, who may just inspire you to join them. Nate Ball pushes technology to its limits. Find out what it's like to be a mechanical engineer.

Chemist - Profiles of Scientists and Engineers

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What's it really like to be an engineer or a scientist? What do they really do all day? You're about to find out! Meet the next generation of engineers and scientists in these profiles of young professionals, who may just inspire you to join them. Jon Wilker shows us some of his latest chemistry projects and what his typical day is like inside and outside the lab.

Exercise Scientist - Profiles of Scientists and Engineers

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What's it really like to be an engineer or a scientist? What do they really do all day? You're about to find out! Meet the next generation of engineers and scientists in these profiles of young professionals, who may just inspire you to join them. Beth Mooradian is fascinated by how the body works, always ready with more questions. Her job allows her to travel the world finding the answers. Find out what it's like to be an exercise scientist.

Design Engineer - Profiles of Scientists and Engineers

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What’s it really like to be an engineer or a scientist? What does a design engineer really do all day? You’re about to find out! Meet the next generation of engineers and scientists in these profiles of young professionals, who may just inspire you to join them. Amanda Parkes shows us some of her latest engineering projects and helps us find out what it’s like to be a design engineer.

Environmental Engineer - Profiles of Scientists and Engineers

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What’s it really like to be an engineer or a scientist? What does an environmental engineer do all day? You’re about to find out! Meet the next generation of engineers and scientists in these profiles of young professionals, who may just inspire you to join them. Tamar Losleben shows us how environmental engineers research and plan the best ways to satisfy both human and environmental needs. Find out what it’s like to be an environmental engineer.

Materials Engineer - Profiles of Scientists and Engineers

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What’s it really like to be a materials engineer? What does a materials engineer do all day? Carlos Barrios shows us some of the latest engineering projects taking place at 3M and what his typical day is like inside and outside the lab. Find out what it’s like to be a materials engineer.

Chemical Engineer - Profiles of Scientists and Engineers

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What’s it really like to be a chemical engineer? What does a chemical engineer do all day? Anita Kalathil shows us some of the latest chemistry projects taking place at Proctor & Gamble and what her typical day is like inside and outside the lab. Find out what it’s like to be a chemical engineer.

Physicist mentors young cancer patient in medical career

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Download podcast from iTunes: http://www3.mdanderson.org/streams/AudioPlayer.cfm?xml=cfg%2FCNL-Physici... Shane Leonard was a high school student who had to give up a coveted engineering internship to be treated for salivary gland cancer at MD Anderson Cancer Center. It turned out to be one of the best experiences of his life. During Leonard’s treatment at MD Anderson’s Proton Therapy Center, he formed a bond with Richard Amos, senior medical physicist. Leonard’s mentoring...

Science Nation - Follow the Water

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Already parts of the world suffer from lack of water, and with increasing demand it's expected to get worse. To better understand and predict drought, 30 universities are collaborating in a multi-disciplinary effort called the Shale Hills Project. Among the studies, is field research following the life cycle of water along the Susquehanna River Basin, the main tributary to the Chesapeake Bay. With support from the National Science Foundation, civil engineer Chris Duffy and his team at Penn...

Science Nation - Waste to Energy

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All of us use water and in the process, a lot of it goes to waste. Whether it goes down drains, sewers or toilets, much of it ends up at a wastewater treatment plant where it undergoes rigorous cleaning before it flows back to the environment. The process takes time, money and a lot of energy. What if that wastewater could be turned into energy? It almost sounds too good to be true, but environmental engineer Bruce Logan is working on ways to make it happen. Most treatment plants already use...