Episode 034: Skype a Scientist and Squids with Sarah McAnulty


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Meet the founder of Skype a Scientist, Sarah McAnulty! In this episode Sarah tells us all about how Skype a Scientist began and her PhD work with Hawaiian bobtail squids. Find out how to participate in Skype a Scientist and learn some fascinating facts about cephalopods.

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Show Highlights

  • 02:00 - 04:30    Introduction to Sarah and Skype a Scientist
  • 05:00 - 07:30    How teachers can help Skype a Scientist succeed
  • 08:00 - 13:00    What resources Skype a Scientist provides for teachers
  • 13:15 - 22:00    Sarah's research on Hawaiian bobtail Squid & bio-luminescence
  • 22:00 - 23:30    How Sarah became a scientist
  • 24:00 - 26:30    Misconceptions about squid & the difference between...
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Episode 014: Blast Away Volcano Misconceptions with Volcanologist Dr. Janine Krippner


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Meet Dr. Janine B. Krippner, a Volcanologist, Postdoctoral Researcher, and Science Communicator, originally from New Zealand, currently located in West Virginia.  In this episode, we discuss common misconceptions as well as important core information that science teachers should be teaching their students about volcanoes. We also discuss the various ways that people can make themselves more knowledgeable and safe in regards to volcanic eruptions.

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Show Notes:

  • Dr. Krippner is currently working on a volcanic ash project linking global data bases in West Virginia
  • Eruptions can have deposits that travel across countries
  • Many lives during “The Boxing Day Tsunami” were saved because of basic warning signs.
  • United States Geological Survey (USGS) is where you go for the right information about volcanoes.
  • Volcanic ash is...
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Episode 007_Meet a Marine Biologist: Melissa Marquez



Host Margaret O´Sullivan sits down with guest Melissa Marquez. Melissa Marquez is a moving force in STEM. Currently completing her PhD on sharks and their relatives, she is an advocate for Latina scientists, ocean literacy, and science literacy. She has been featured on Shark Week, and she is currently hosting her own podcast, Conciencia Azul, and writing her first book series. Margaret and Melissa discuss why an inclusive STEM education is important.

 Show Notes:

  •  Introduction of Guest Melissa Marquez, Candidate for PhD
  • Why interview a scientist?
  • Clearing-up misconceptions about sharks, rays, and stingrays
    • 500 different species of sharks
  • Melissa strives to clear up the misconceptions of these predators
  • How sharks are considered gods in folklore
  • Fins United initiative 
  • Melissa founded Fins United to make a dent in creating educational resources about oceans
  • Fins United's goal is to promote ocean literacy
  • Conciencia Azul, a marine science...
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