Change the World: Science and Engineering Careers Fair

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For two days in September, Congressman Frank Wolf and the National Science Foundation (NSF) hosted a fair at the Dulles Town Center in Virginia that inspired young people to consider careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Scientists, engineers and tech companies set up exciting, interactive, educational exhibits and activities that highlighted their fascinating NSF funded research. Guests could also enjoy a variety of fun science and engineering-related...

Biogeoscientist - 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. For Britt Stephens, a day at the office might be 45,000 feet above sea level! Find out what it's like to be a biogeoscientist.

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.

Marine Biologist

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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. Ayana Johnson fell in love with the ocean the moment she laid eyes on a coral reef at age five. Find out what it's like to be a marine biologist.

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.

Science Nation - Antarctica Rocks

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Geologist John Goodge looks for clues about Antarctica's past in the two percent of the continent that is not covered in ice! The University of Minnesota, Duluth professor studies rocks that help provide evidence about how this desolate continent has formed and changed over time. He also hopes to get a better idea of what the Earth looked like long before the seven continents we have now. Goodge and his colleagues are supported by the U.S. Antarctic Program, which is managed by the National...

Second Generation RNA-seq

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Next-generation sequencing is revolutionizing our knowledge of the human and other genomes and is increasingly being used in new and unexpected areas. This meeting is intended to help the next-generation of scientists to extend the use and application of this exciting technology. If you are new to next-generation sequencing this meeting will be an excellent introduction to the current state of the art as well as an overview of new applications that may be applicable to your research. There...

What I would Want a Scientist to Tell Me

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This is a training video for the San Diego Science Festival's Nifty Fifty speakers. The students share what they would want to know from a scientist, if he or she was to visit their school.