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Episode 068: Meet Disease Ecologist Kaylee Arnold

 

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Summary:

Disease ecologist Kaylee Arnold shares with us her research on kissing bugs, particularly how their gut bacteria and environments impact the transmission of Chagas disease. We also hear why learning through application and research has been so important to her, and how the #BlackandSTEM hashtag has helped her find a community of Black scientists.

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Show Highlights

  • 02:30 - 17:00    Introduction to Kaylee and all about her research
  • 17:00 - 18:00    How kissing bugs got their name 
  • 18:00 - 21:00    Science teaching methods that were and weren't helpful for Kaylee
  • 21:00 - 25:00    #BlackandSTEM
  • 25:00 - 29:00 ...
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Episode 035: Meet a Wildlife Biologist: Tyus D. Williams

 

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Summary:

Wildlife biologist Tyus D. Williams shares with us his research on sea turtles, and jaguars. We also learn about the challenges and obstacles he faced in becoming a scientist. And indirectly, there are many connections to the NGSS 5 innovations that highlight the value of NGSS designed teaching.

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Show Highlights

  • 01:15 - 05:30    Introduction to Tyus' research
  • 05:45 - 11:00    From reptiles to mammals & all about jaguars
  • 11:00 - 14:30    Misconceptions about science and scientists
  • 14:50 - 25:00    Improving representation in science education
  • 25:00 - 41:55    Changing research topics & more about jaguars
  • 42:00 - 46:40    Working as a park ranger
  • 47:00 - 51:50    #SciQFriday
  • 52:00...
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