Bite of Science Topics in the News

Below you will find news related to the topics presented at Bite of Science in the areas of BiotechnologyCell BiologyAnatomy and PhysiologyMarine BiologyBotany, and Ecology.
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BIOTECHNOLOGY
Techniques and Skills for Biotech - Godfrey Ssenyonga, Forensics Biology Laboratory Instructor, Frederick Community College, Senior Laboratory Technician/ Lab manager, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine; November 1, 2018 - Frederick, MD
Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering of Plants - Hannah Weeden, Research Technologist, Central PA Research and Teaching Laboratory for Biofuels; October 4, 2018 - Harrisburg, PA
Evolution of Antibacterial Discovery - Dr. Laura McDowell, Senior Investigator, Novartis Institute of Biomedical Research; October 10, 2017 - Hayward, CA
Creating Vaccines, Protecting Life - Dr. Brian, Schanen, Associate Director of Systems Approaches, Sanofi Pasteur VaxDesign; March 29, 2017 - Orlando, FL
An Introduction to Bioinformatics and Teaching it in the Classroom - Dr. Ashley Haines, Associate Professor, Department of Biology, Norfolk State University; October 18, 2016 - Norfolk, VA
 
Signal Transduction & Precision Medicine - Dr. Claudius Mueller, Research Assistant Professor, Center for Applied Proteomics and Molecular Medicine, George Mason University; April 5, 2016 - Manassas, VA
TechLab, Inc. & Careers in the Life Sciences - Rob Day, Chief Operating Officer, TechLab; February 9, 2016 - Roanoke, VA
Industrial Microbiology Uses and Symbiosis - Rasmus Rune Hansen, Sr. Department Manager of R&D, Novozymes Biologicals, Inc; March 26, 2015 - Roanoke, VA
The Promise of Pluripotent Stem Cells - Dr. Joanna Asprer, Stem Cells and Developmental Biology, Life Sciences Group, ThermoFisher Scientific; January 29, 2015 - San Diego, CA
Multi-pronged Approach to Treat Cancer - Dr. Jonathan Rios-Doria, Scientist II, Oncology Research, MedImmune; September 10, 2014 - Baltimore, MD
Drug development, Drug Packaging, Bioassays - Dr. Shawn Bairstow, Research Scientist II, Medical Products: Pharmaceutical Development, Baxter Healthcare Corporation; November 6, 2013 – Chicago, IL
Nanoscience, Novel Research on Statins - Dr. Gloria Gutierrez, Principal Scientist, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Division, Southwest Research Institute; March 21, 2013 – San Antonio, TX
Drug Development - Dr. Robert Kernstock, Astellas Pharma Global Development; October 9, 2012 - Oak Brook, IL
 
Nanotechnology, Cancer Detection - Dr. Alessandra Luchini, Center for Applied Proteomics and Molecular Medicine, George Mason University; September 18, 2012 - Manassas, VA
 
 

CELL BIOLOGY
Toxoplasma gondii: Master Cellular Hijacker - Dr. Pascale S. Guiton, Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, Cal State East Bay; October 25, 2018 - Hayward, CA
Controlling the Cell's Blueprint - Dr. Angie Hilliker, Associate Professor of Biology, University of Richmond; September 25, 2018 - Richmond, VA
 
From Farm to Phage - Dr. Andrea Beyer, Assistant Professor, Virginia State University; March 21, 2018 - Petersburg, VA
Transcription/Epigenetic Factors As Therapeutic Drug Targets - Dr. Sepideh Khorasanizadeh, Integrative Metabolism Program, SBP Medical Discovery Institute; March 29, 2017 - Orlando, FL
New Tools to Understand How Large Groups of Brain Cells Work Together to Drive Action - Dr. Peyman Golshani, Associate Professor, Department of Neurology, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA; February 23, 2017 - Los Angeles, CA
Curiosity, Creativity, Communication, and Coping - Dr. John C. Chappell, Assistant Professor, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute; February 9, 2016 - Roanoke, VA
 
Bugs, Thugs, and the Law - Dr. David Rivers, Director of Forensic Studies Minor, Loyola University Maryland; December 3, 2015 - Baltimore, MD
 
Matrix Biology and Science Education - Dr. Isi Ero-Tolliver, Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Hampton University; October 22, 2015 - Hampton, VA
From Country Boy to Neuroscientist: A Winding Path, a Colorful Vision - Dr. Michael Grace, Associate Dean, College of Science, Professor of Biological Sciences, Florida Institute of Technology; September 29, 2015 - Melbourne, FL
Cryo-Electron Microscopy and Live Cancer Cell Imaging - Dr. Debbie Kelly, Assistant Professor, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute; March 26, 2015 - Roanoke, VA
Healed by a Crocodile: The Search for Novel Antibiotics - Dr. Monique Van Hoek, Associate Professor, NCBID, George Mason University; February 12, 2015 - Manassas, VA
 
Neurotransmitters, Transporters, and Flies - Dr. David Krantz, Assoc. Prof in Residence, Dept of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, UCLA; January 28, 2014 - Los Angeles, CA
 
Immune System and Allergies - Dr. John J. Ryan, Immunologist, Virginia Commonwealth University; October 9, 2013 – Richmond, VA
Cell Biology, Staph infection, Drug development - Dr. Susan McDowell, Department of Biology, Ball State University; September 27, 2012 - Indianapolis, IN
 
Biochemistry, protein structure and folding - Dr. Clark Gedney, Department of Biological Sciences, Purdue University; September 26, 2012 - West Lafayette, IN
 

ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY
Muscles Have Feelings Too: Unraveling How Stretch Sensitive Muscle Neurons Work & What Makes Them Malfunction - Dr. Katie Wilkinson, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, San Jose State University; October 24, 2018 - San Jose, CA
 
Sex, Ageing and Clocks - Dr. Jennifer Swann, Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Lehigh University; October 3, 2018 - Lehigh Valley, PA
 
Seasonal Reproductive Sheep Physiology and the Pre-Health Professions Program at Ferrum College - Dr. Katie Goff, Associate Professor of Biology, Ferrum College; September 12, 2018 - Rocky Mount, VA
The Microbiome and Human Metabolism - Dr. Karen D. Corbin, Investigator, Translational Research Institute for Metabolism and Diabetes; Februrary 28, 2018 - Orlando, FL
Complementary and Alternative Medicines: Friend, Foe or Fraud? - Dr. Chris Thompson, Associate Professor, Department of Biology, Loyola University Maryland; November 13, 2017 - Baltimore, MD
Exercise Science: A Launch Pad for a Career in the Health Sciences and Beyond - Dr. Jessica L. Kutz, Assistant Professor, Exercise Science, Shenandoah University; February 16, 2017 - Middletown, VA
 
Acute Therapies For Stroke Translational Stroke Research - Dr. Louise D. McCullough, Professor and Chair, Department of Neurology, McGovern Medical School, UT Health Science Center at Houston; January 26, 2017 - Houston, TX
 
Artemisinin Regulation of Androgen Receptor in Prostate Cancer Cells - Dr. Shyam Sundar, Faculty, Biology Department, Ohlone College; September 29, 2016 - Fremont, CA
 
Skeletal Muscle Adaptation(s): From the Field to the Lab and Clinic - Dr. Robert Standley, Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Translational Research Institute For Metabolism And Diabetes; March 3, 2016 - Orlando, FL
High? Low? Fast or Slow? Blood Pressure, Medical Science, and the Art of Asking Questions - Dr. Dena Rifkin, Assistant Professor, UC San Diego Health; February 18, 2016 - San Diego, CA
Insights into the Teenage Brain - Dr. Adriana Galván, Associate Professor of Psychology, Brain Research Institute, UCLA; February 16, 2016 - Los Angeles, CA
 
Key Concepts and Principles of Learning and Memory - Dr. John Byrne, Professor and Chairman, Neurobiology & Anatomy, Associate Dean for Research, UTHealth, McGovern Medical School; January 25, 2016 - Houston, TX
Biomarkers of Traumatic Brain Injury - Dr. Cameron Jeter, Assistant Professor, School of Dentistry, UT Health Science Center at Houston; February 25, 2015 - Houston, TX
 
Studying the Sense of Smell Using Worms - Dr. Elissa Hallem, Assistant Professor, Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics Department, University California Los Angeles; January 28, 2015 - Los Angeles, CA
Brain Synapses and Learning - Dr. Michael Friedlander, Director, VT Carilion Research Institute; February 25, 2014 - Roanoke, VA
 
Chocolate, Epicatechins and Heart Disease - Dr. Pam Taub, Assistant Professor of Medicine, UCSD; January 30, 2014 - San Diego, CA 
 
Genetics of diabetes and other common diseases - Dr. Leslie J. Raffel, Assoc. Director, Common Diseases Genetics Prgm, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center; January 29, 2014 - Los Angeles, CA
 
Huntington's Disease research - Dr. William Yang, Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA; February 26, 2013- Los Angeles, CA
 

MARINE BIOLOGY
How to Study Dolphins Without Really Trying - Dr. Samuel Urmy, Postdoctoral Fellow, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute; October 23, 2018 - Monterey Bay, CA
 
Marine Behavioral Biology: Caribbean Spiny Lobsters - Dr. Michael Childress, Associate Professor, Biological Sciences Department, Clemson University; April 25, 2018 - Clemson, SC
 
Coral ecology, coral diseases and bleaching: What will coral reefs look like in the future? - Dr. Laura D. Mydlarz, Associate Professor, Department of Biology, University of Texas at Arlington; March 29, 2018 - Dallas, TX
 
Coral and Phage Research - Dr. Forest Rohwer, Professor, Department of Biology, San Diego State University; January 22, 2018 - San Diego, CA
 
Deep-sea carbon uptake off the California Coast? - Dr. Christine Huffard, Senior Research Technician, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute; October 12, 2017 - Moss Landing, CA
 
Hobcaw Barony and the USC Baruch Marine Field Laboratory - Dr. James L. Pinckney, Professor, Marine Science Program and  Department of Biological Sciences, University of South Carolina; September 14, 2016 - Columbia, SC
 

BOTANY
My Story, Rare Plant Conservation-  Dr. Alan Griffith, Professor of Biology, University of Mary Washington; October 26, 2017 - Fredericksburg, VA
Exploiting Genomics and Team Science for Better Management of Plant Diseases - Dr. John McDowell, Professor, Department of Plant Pathology, Physiology, and Weed Science, Virginia Tech; February 15, 2017 - Roanoke, VA
Symbiotic Relations, Fungal infections, Plant Toxins - Dr. T.J. Sullivan, Molecular Ecologist, Indiana University-Kokomo; September 11, 2013 – Kokomo, IN
Bugs, Plants, and Microbes - Dr. Josephine Antwi, Assistant Professor, University of Mary Washington; November 8, 2018 - Fredericksburg, VA
The Smell of Success in Snakes: Hormonal Control of Pheromone Production in Snakes - Dr. Rocky Parker, Assistant Professor of Biology, James Madison University; September 11, 2018 - Harrisonburg, VA
 
Watershed Ecology Center Outreach -  Dr. Jack A. Turner, Retired Professor of Biology, Director of the Watershed Ecology Center, USC Upstate
Bringing Ecological Research to the Classroom to Teach Quantitative Literacy - Dr. Kristine Grayson, Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, University of Richmond; April 27, 2017 - Chester, VA
Where Have all the Pollinators Gone? - Dr. Jordanna Sprayberry, Assistant Professor of Biology, Muhlenberg College; November 3, 2016 - Allentown, PA
Turtles and Turtle Egg Physiology - Dr. Todd Rimkus, Professor & Department Chair, Biology & Physical Sciences, Marymount University; October 20, 2016 - Arlington, VA
 
Frog and Salamander Biodiversity / The Direction of Post-Secondary STEM Education & Research  - Dr. Kerry Cresawn, Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, James Madison University; October 12, 2016 - Harrisonburg, VA
Wildsumaco Biological Station - Travis W. Knowles, Associate Professor of Biology and Director, Wildsumaco Biological Station, Francis Marion University; September 15, 2016 - Florence, SC
Electrophoresis, Fish Reproduction, and Bacterial Genetics - Dr. Bert Ely, Professor of Biological Sciences, Department of Biological Sciences, Director, Center for Science Education, University of South Carolina; March 16, 2016 - Columbia, SC
 
Assembling the Conservation Puzzle: Conservation Science and Decision Making - Dr. Stephanie Lessard-Pilon, Term Assistant Professor of Conservation Studies, Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation; February 10, 2016 - Front Royal, VA
Ecology Evolution & Behavior - Dr. Daniel I. Bolnick, Professor, Department of Integrative Biology, University of Texas at Austin; January 27, 2016 - Austin, TX
 
Causes and Consequences of Biodiversity - Dr. James Vonesh, Associate Professor, Department of Biology, Virginia Commonwealth University; October 1, 2014 - Richmond, VA
 
The Environment and You, All Part of the Web - Dr. James Saunders, Retired Professor, Department of Biology and Chemistry, Towson University; September 10, 2014 - Baltimore, MD
Stream testing, Fish population analysis - Dr. Jerry Sweeten, Department of Biology, Manchester University; September 25, 2012 - Logansport, IN

 

Below you will find news related to the topics presented at Bite of Science in the areas of Chemistry and Physics
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CHEMISTRY
Crystallography and Protein Structure - Dr. Poorva Dharkar, President, AWIS - Bethesda chapter, STEM Consultant; November 1, 2018 - Frederick, MD
Materials Research Science in 3D Printing - Marie Herring, Senior Research Scientist, Carbon; October 24, 2018 - San Jose, CA
Forensics and Improving Chemistry Education Through Online Labs - Dr. Katie Amaral, Associate Professor of Chemistry Education, Penn State Berks; October 2, 2018 - Reading, PA
Organic Chemistry in the High School Curriculum - Dr. George R. Negrete, Professor, Chemistry Department, University of Texas San Antonio; March 27, 2018 - San Antonio, TX
An Introduction to Process and Cleaning Validation in Biologics Industry - Michelle Lombardo, Scientist II, AstraZaneca; November 2, 2017 - Frederick, MD
 
Engineering BioPharmaceuticals - Dr. Mark Ketner, Senior Engineer & Principal Investigator, Engineered BioPharmaceuticals; September 13, 2017 - Danville, VA
 
A Career in Analytical Chemistry - Dr. Sara E. Andria, Sr. R&D Scientist, Analytical Services Group, WestRock; October 17, 2016 - Richmond, VA
Small Molecules, Materials & Devices - Dr. Roger Rasberry, Principal Scientist, Manufacturing Science and Technology Department, Roche Carolina, Inc.; September 15, 2016 - Florence, SC
 
Chemistry of Smell and Autoimmune Skin Disease Research - Dr. John T. Reilly, Chair, Department of Chemistry and Physics, Florida Gulf Coast University; March 2, 2016 - Fort Myers, FL
 
Becoming a Scientist and Corrosion Coating Technology - Marissa Johnsey, Chemist, Craig Technologies; March 1, 2016 - Melbourne, FL
 
Assembling  Molecules for Materials Science and Sensing - Dr. John Lavigne, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of South Carolina; October 23, 2014 - Sumter, SC
Nanotechnology, Engineering and Applications - Dr. Messaoud Bahoura, Associate Professor of Engineering, Center for Materials Research, Norfolk State University, October 2, 2014 - Norfolk, VA
 
Therapeutic Metabolomics, Mass Spectroscopy/Gas Chromatography - Dr. Mark Libardoni, Staff Scientist, Space Science and Engineering, Southwest Research Institute; February 13, 2014 - San Antonio, TX  
Aquaculture, Chemistry - Dave Anderson, Aquaculture Product Manager, OriginOil; January 28, 2014 - Los Angeles, CA
Chemistry Demos - Michael Davis, Interim Vice President, Wilbur Wright College; November 5, 2013 – Chicago, IL 
 
Spectrophotometry, Pigment chemistry - Dr. Patricia Lang, Analytical/Physical Chemist, Chemistry Department Chair, Ball State University; September 12, 2013 – Indianapolis, IN
 
Materials Science, Biomimicry - Dr. Steve Seghi, Materials Scientist; September 10, 2013 – Crane, IN
 
Chemical Engineering, Product Development - Dr. Maura Fiero, Chemical Engineer, MeadWestvaco; October 23, 2012 - Richmond, VA   
 
Ethanol production, Chemistry - Casey McMurtrie, Chemist, Andersons Clymers Ethanol; September 25, 2012 - Logansport, IL

PHYSICS
High Energy Nuclear Physics at Muhlenberg College - Dr. Brett Fadem, Associate Professor and Chair of the Muhlenberg College Physics Department; September 28, 2017 - Allentown, PA
 
 
Gredig Research Lab: Gas Sensors, Solar Cells, Low-Dimensional Magnetism - Dr. Thomas Gredig, Associate Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, California State University Long Beach; February 22, 2017 - Long Beach, CA
Toward "Perfect" 1D Electrical Conduction - Dr. David Goldhaber-Gordon, Professor of Physics, Stanford University; September 17, 2015 - Palo Alto, CA
Radiology in Cancer Treatment - Dr. Naren Ramakrishna, Director, Proton Therapy; Co-Director, Neuro/Pediatric Radiation Oncology; Brain and Spine Tumor Program, UF Health Cancer Center - Orlando; March 5th - Orlando, FL
 
Fiber Optic Sensing Technology - Emily Horrell, Research Engineer, Luna Innovations, Inc.;  February 25, 2014 - Roanoke, VA
Catching Gravitational Waves, LIGO - Dr. Dennis Ugolini, Physics Professor, Trinity University; February 13, 2014 - San Antonio, TX     
 
Fusion and the Periodic Table - Richard L. Lee, Chief Operator, DIII-D Tokamak Operations, General Atomics; January 30, 2014 - San Diego, CA
 
Electrical engineering, electricity - Emanuel E. Bernabeu, Electrical Engineer, Dominion Virginia Power; October 9, 2013 – Richmond, VA     
 
Hydrology, Vaccuum apparatus demo kit projects - James Rohr, Ph.D., Director of STEM Outreach, SPAWAR; February 28, 2013 – San Diego, CA
Science of Light, Nature of Science - Lawrence Woolf, Ph.D., Reconnaissance Systems Group, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems; February 28, 2013 – San Diego, CA      
 
Physics of Roller Coasters - Dr. David Wright, Physicist, Tidewater Community College Physics; November 13, 2012 - Norfolk, VA 
 

 

Below you will find news related to the topics presented at Bite of Science in the areas of  Earth Science, Environmental ScienceSpace/Astronomy
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EARTH SCIENCE
Groundwater in Southeastern Virginia - Dr. Richard Whittecar, Associate Professor, Ocean Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Old Dominion University; September 26, 2018 - Norfolk, VA
Sensors and Science - Dr. Matt Becker, Professor, Conrey Endowed Chair of Hydrogeology, Department of Geological Sciences, California State University Long Beach; January 24, 2018 - Long Beach, CA
 
Paleoclimatology & Paleooceanography - Dr. Kristen St. John, Professor, James Madison University; September 11, 2017 - Harrisonburg, VA
 
Oceanography and Florida Sea Level Rise - Dr. George Maul, Professor of Oceanography, Ocean Engineering and Sciences, Florida Institute of Technology; March 28, 2017 - Melbourne, FL
Aviation Meteorology - Ms. Erica Sandschulte, Senior International Operations Coordinator, Rockwell Collins; January 25, 2016 - Houston, TX
Understanding Weather Impacts on Wildfires in the US. - Dr. Craig Clements, Assistant Professor, Department of Meteorology, San José State University; September 15 - San Jose, CA & September 17, 2015 - Stanford, CA
Geology, Engineering, and Petroleum Industry - Beatrice Parker, Geophysicist, Chevron Corp.; February 12, 2014 - Houston, TX
Mining, Engineering - Stan Suboleski, Evans Energy; October 23, 2012 - Richmond, VA 
Forces of Weather, Scientific Process - Doug Sisterson, Argonne National Laboratory; October 9, 2012 - Oak Brook, IL

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
Exploring the STEM in Forestry - Allen Rabon, Forest Technician, Sandhills State Forest, SC Forestry Commission
 
From Lockhart Elementary to Coral Restoration in Belize - Dr. Maya Trotz, Associate Professor, University of South Florida; February 26, 2018 - Tampa, FL
 
STEM in Teaching & the Indian River Lagoon Research Institute - Robert J. Weaver, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Ocean Engineering & Director of IRLRI, Florida Institute of Technology; February 27, 2018 - Melbourne, FL
Chesapeake Bay Watershed Restoration - Jessica Seipp, Water Resources Department Manager, Dewberry; November 13, 2017 - Baltimore, MD
The Wonderful World of Water - Stephen M. Turner, P.E., Project Manager, Gannett Fleming, Inc.; October 25, 2017 - Hampton, VA
Stream Restoration - Integration of Engineering and Science - Kathy Hoverman, P.E., Senior Stream Restoration Designer, KCI Technologies; October 24, 2017 - Richmond, VA
Environmental Engineering and Clemson Engineering Outreach - Dr. Mark Schlautman, Professor, Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences, Clemson University; March 15, 2016 - Clemson, SC 
Environmental Engineering and Education - Steve Hilfiker, President, Environmental Risk Management, Inc; March 2, 2016 - Fort Myers, FL
Climate Change Awareness Dr. Michael Savarese, Professor of Marine Science, Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Marine & Ecological Sciences, Florida Gulf Coast University; March 11, 2015 - Fort Myers, FL
Water: An Environmental Engineering Perspective Dr. Heather Shipley, Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, UT San Antonio; February 26, 2015 - San Antonio, TX
 
Membrane Separations in Environmental Engineering - Dr. David Ladner, Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences, Clemson University; October 20, 2014 - Clemson, SC    

SPACE/ASTRONOMY
The Geosciences and Space Exploration - Carroll Ellis, Jr., Earth & Environmental Science Educator, MathScience Innovation Center; October 17th - Richmond, VA
 
Planetary Defense - Dr. Nahum Melamed, Project Leader, Launch Vehicle Software Group, The Aerospace Corporation; February 16, 2016 - Los Angeles, CA
 
Shoot for the Stars - Mr. Kelly Smith, Assistant Director, Space Systems Department, Space Science & Engineering Division; January 26, 2016 - San Antonio, TX
 The Circumgalactic Medium (the stuff around galaxies) - Dr. Molly Peeples, AURA Assistant Astronomer, Space Telescope Science Institute; September 9, 2015 - Baltimore, MD
How We Got to Saturn - Dave Doody, Cassini Realtime Flight Operations Lead, NASA Jet Propulsion Lab; January 27, 2015 - Alhambra, CA
Solar Effects on HF and Satellite Communications and Power Systems - Dr. John D. Patterson, Senior Principal Engineer, HF DataLink, Information Management Services, Rockwell Collins; November 5, 2014 - College Park, MD
 
Searching for Planets Like Earth - Dr. Derek Buzasi, Professor, Physics & Astronomy, Florida Gulf Coast University; March 4, 2014 - Fort Myers Beach, FL
Cosmochemistry, Meteorites - Dr. Philipp Heck, Associate Curator and Head of Pritzker Center for Meteoritics and Polar Studies, The Field Museum; November 6, 2013 – Chicago, IL 
 
Space Exploration, Europa Moon - Dr. William Moore, Geophysics Professor, Hampton University; October 10, 2013 – Hampton, VA
Astrobiology, Habitability of space - Dr. Michael Summers, Astrophysics Professor, Director - School of Physics, Astronomy, and Computational Sciences, George Mason University; October 8, 2013 –Fairfax, VA 
International Space Station Design and Experiments - Elizabeth Stewart Smith, P.E., 3D CAD Model & 2D Drawling Lead, ISS Program Office, NASA Johnson Space Center; March 18, 2013 – Houston, TX  
 
NASA Juno Project Science, STEM Careers - Theodore Clarke, NASA/JPL Juno Project Consultant, Physics Professor, Pasadena City College; February 27, 2013 – Los Angeles, CA

 

 

Below you will find news related to the topics presented at Bite of Science in the areas of Aeronautical, Chemical, Civil, Computer, Electrical, Industrial, and Mechanical Engineering
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AERONAUTICAL
Avionics and Modeling the Real World - Daniel Clark, Sr. Director of Engineering &  William Greenleaf, Engineering Fellow, Rockwell Collins; March 28, 2017 - Melbourne, FL
STEM in Avionics - Robert Sheffield, Electrical Engineer, Rockwell Collins; September 29, 2015 - Melbourne, FL
Boeing Engineering San Antonio Jason Garza, Product/Liaison Engineer, Boeing Company; February 26, 2015 - San Antonio, TX
Boeing and Space Exploration Dr. Ian Fialho, Technical Fellow, Boeing Company; February 25, 2015 - Houston, TX
Composite Aircraft: How to Make Airplanes Out of Cloth - Tim Nuhfer, Aerospace Structures Engineer, Aurora Flight Sciences Corporation, October 8, 2014 - Fairfax, VA

CHEMICAL
Confectionery Engineering at The Hershey Company - Lou Felice, P.E., Director, North American Continuous Improvement, The Hershey Company; October 4, 2018 - Harrisburg, PA
The Making of Deli Style Cooked Products - Alan Shelton, Senior Food Scientist, Cargill; September 11, 2018 - Harrisonburg, VA
Environmental Engineering and Regulatory Compliance -  David Hine, Environmental Engineer/Senior Chemical Engineer, Environmental and Regulatory Compliance, FUJIFILM Manufacturing U.S.A., Inc.
B. Braun Medical Device Manufacturing - Nate Snyder, Machinist Apprentice & Dan Dietrich, Extrusion Manager, B Braun; September 28, 2017 - Allentown, PA
Engineering: Design and Build - Nancy Pon, Manager of Engineering, and Anna Solis, Project Director, Chemical Engineer, Fluor Corporation; February 22, 2017 - Long Beach, CA
Precious Metal Services, Seneca Facility - Lisa Forrester, Quality and Continuous Improvement Manager, & Tina Tarcson, Site Development Leader, BASF; March 15, 2016 - Easley, SC

CIVIL
Civil and Geotechnical Engineering at Engineering Consulting Services - Allan Parker, P.E., Branch Manager & Vice President, ECS Limited; November 8, 2018 - Fredericksburg, VA
Civil Engineering in Public Works Projects - Patrick Dobbins, Senior Director, Harris & Associates; October 23, 2018 - Monterey Bay, CA
Civil Engineering in the Power Generation and Power Transmition Industry - Phillip Harter, P.E., Principle Structural Engineer, WorleyParsons; October 2, 2018 - Reading, PA
Engineering Consulting Services, Geotechnical Engineering - Sara Beth Phillips, Geotechnical Engineer, Engineering Consulting Services; September 26, 2018 - Norfolk, VA
Transportation! The Reality - Carlos G. Garcia, P.E., Director of Transportation, Bowman Consulting; September 25, 2018 - Richmond, VA
Technology Impact in Construction - Jaime English, Preconstruction Manager, Branch and Associates; September 12, 2018 - Rocky Mount, VA
The STEM in Traffic Engineering - Emily Swearingen, P.E., Associate Vice President, SC Transportation Leader, AECOM  
Valley Engineering and Importance of STEM - Daniel Michael, Civil Engineer & Founder, Valley Engineering; September 11, 2017 - Harrisonburg, VA
Engineering and the Future of Transportation - Randell Prescott, P.E., Florida Construction Engineering and Inspection Practice Leader, KCI Technologies; March 30, 2017 - Tampa, FL
The Art of the Possible - Michelle Dennison, RN Systems Engineering and Integration Risk Engineer,  Booz Allen; February 23, 2017 - Los Angeles, CA
HDR: Traffic Engineering and Supporting STEM - Rashed T. Islam, P.E., Professional Traffic Operations Engineer, Vice President & Managing Principal, HDR Engineering, Inc.; January 24, 2017 - Austin, TX
Civil Engineering: Keeping up With the Future - Clayton Van Ekeren, Civil Engineer, Transportation Department, Burns & McDonnell; January 23, 2017 - Dallas, TX
Civil Engineers Build Infrastructure - Eric Martz, P.E., Regional Practice Leader, Transportation Structures, Senior Associate / Harrisburg Office Manager, KCI Technologies, Inc.; November 1, 2016 - Harrisburg, PA
Bridge Engineering - Maria Trejo, Bridge Engineer in Training, HDR, Inc.; October 18th, 2016 - Norfolk, VA
Valley Engineering and Importance of STEM - Daniel Michael, Civil Engineer & Founder, Valley Engineering; October 12th, 2016 - Harrisonburg, VA
Civil Engineering with Alliance Consulting - Kyle M. Clampitt, PE, Senior Project Manager, Alliance Consulting Engineers, Inc.; September 14, 2016 - Columba, SC
What Does it Take to be an ITAC Engineer? - D. Jon Loftis, President, Industrial TurnAround Corporation; May 5, 2016 Chester, VA
Nuclear Engineering - Naomi Marshall, Nuclear Engineering, Westinghouse Electric Company; March 16, 2016; Columbia, SC
The Evolution of an Environmental Engineer - Hope Hagar, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Southern Methodist University; January 28, 2016 - Dallas, TX

COMPUTER
Game Changineer: Learning Logic and Language Through Video Game Design - Dr. Michael Hsiao, Professor, Virginia Tech; September 12, 2017 - Roanoke, VA
Applications Engineering - Alfredo Perez, Applications Engineer, Silicon Laboratories; January 27, 2016 - Austin, TX
Qualcomm, Thinkabit, and STEM Programming for Students - Susie Armstrong, Senior Vice President of Engineering, Qualcomm; February 18, 2016 - San Diego, CA

ELECTRICAL
ABB Electrification Products and Engineering - Nolan Mikell, Applications Engineer, Electrification Products Medium Voltage Service, ABB, Inc.; April 23, 2018 - Florence, SC
Controls Engineering - Kim Concillado, Controls Engineer, Wynright Corporation; March 29, 2018 - Dallas, TX
Dominion Energy Solar Power Projects - Jeffery Sampson, General Construction Project Manager, Dominion Energy Group; March 21, 2018 - Petersburg, VA
Control and Automation using Arduino Kits - Kurt Klingenberg, Senior Mechanical Engineer, Cadence, Inc.; November 11, 2015 - Harrisonburg, VA
Dominion’s Utility‐Scale Solar Program - Todd Flowers, R Business Development Manager, Power Generation Business Development, Dominion; October 21, 2015 - Richmond, VA
3D Printing and Electronic Kits for the Classroom - Dr. Eric Bubar, Assistant Professor of Physical Sciences, Marymount University; October 7, 2015 - Arlington, VA
Engineering and Science Can Be/Is Exciting and Fun..Really - Quadre' Washington, Network Engineering Manager, Verizon Communications, Septemnber 9, 2015 - Baltimore, MD
Engineering and Semiconductors - Mark Castruita, Principal Design Engineer, Broadcom Corporation; January 27, 2015 - Alhambra, CA

INDUSTRIAL
Sharing the Power of STEM: Industrial Engineering - Michele Stuart, President, Efficiency Engineers; October 3, 2018 - Lehigh Valley, PA
20 years of Engineering - Jennifer Bell, Mechanical Engineer, Sustainability Analyst, Elements Offshore; January 26, 2017 - Houston, TX
Industrial Engineering and 3D Printing in K-12 - Dr. Justin Yates, Assistant Professor, Industrial Engineering, Francis Marion University; March 17, 2016 - Florence, SC
Engineering, Using models - Dr. Barrett Caldwell, Department of Engineering, Purdue University; September 26, 2012 - West Lafayette, Indiana
Industrial Engineering, Problem solving Heather Nacke, Industrial Engineer, Chrysler Kokomo Transmission Plant; September 25, 2012 - Logansport, Indiana

MECHANICAL
Honda Research: Human Factors and Product Creation - Anthony Alequin & Justin Singuinan, Research and Development Engineers, Honda Research & Development Americas, Inc.; January 25, 2018 - Los Angeles, CA
Quartus Engineering Projects - Christopher Lai & Tim Christianson, Project Engineers, Quartus Engineering Inc.; January 22, 2018 - San Diego, CA
Mechanical Engineering, Building HVAC & R Systems - Patrick Castelvecchi, Mechanical Section Manager, Burns & McDonnell; September 12, 2017 - Roanoke, VA
Math and Science Behind Kaydon Bearings - Gregory Carr, Manufacturing Engineering Manager, Kaydon Bearings; March 17, 2016 - Florence, SC
My Career in Failure Analysis Consulting - Dr. Amy E. Richards, Senior Staff Consultant, Engineering Systems, Inc.; January 28, 2016 - Dallas, TX
The Magic of Engineering Lindsay Mullen, P.E., Project Manager & Engineer, WDW Water Sciences,  with Alan Skaggs, P.E., Senior Mechanical Engineer, WDW Design & Engineering, Walt Disney Company ; March 12th 2015 - Orlando, FL
Continental Tire Sumter Plant, How to Make a Tire - Tracy Harrington, Product Industrialization Manager, Continental Tire Sumter Plant; October 23, 2014 - Sumter, SC
Engineering for Ship Building - Mike Wallace, Manager Test Engineering, Newport News Shipbuilding; October 10th – Hampton, VA
Engineering Professions, Offshore oil rig construction - Jillian Duquesnay, P.E.,  Sr. Naval Engineer, McDermott International; March 18, 2013 – Houston, TX 
 

 

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TECHNOLOGY
Raytheon Global Training Solutions - Julie A. Kent, Senior Systems Engineer, Raytheon; February 28, 2018 - Orlando, FL
IoEnergy: The Internet of Efficiency - Danny Krueger, CEO, IoEnergy, Inc.; October 12, 2017 - Moss Landing, CA
20 Years of Verizon Communication Advancements - William T. Lee, III, Manager, Network Engineering and Operations, Verizon Communications; March 16, 2017 - Manassas, VA
Cybersecurity - Owen Redwood, Cyber Security Expert, Codecraft Lab Cyber Team; March 1, 2016 - Melbourne, FL 
Telos Corporation & Cybersecurity - Richard Robinson, Director of Innovation and Chief Technology Officer, Telos Corporation; February 10, 2016 - Front Royal, VA
How the Internet Works - David Krauss, Packet Network Architect, Ciena Corporation; December 3, 2015 - Baltimore, MD
Basic Email and Web Security - Dan Hegglin, Security Officer, Cisco Systems; September 15, 2015 - San Jose, CA
Robotic Surgery Simulation - Alyssa Tanaka, Research Scientist, Florida Hospital Nicholson Center; March 12th 2015 - Orlando, FL
Metrology and 3D Modeling - Brad Medlin, Metrologist and 3D Modeler, Oconee Nuclear Station, Duke Energy Corporation; October 20, 2014 - Clemson, SC
Augmented Reality, Innovation in Business - Patrick Ryan, Manager Engineering, Augmented Reality, Newport News Shipbuilding, October 2, 2014 - Norfolk, VA

STEM INSIGHTS
Training Students for the Data Economy - Mark Moyou, Ph.D., Alstom; February 27, 2018 - Melbourne, FL
Jabil Engineered Solutions Group - April Butterfield, Vice President of Engineering, Jabil; February 26, 2018 - Tampa, FL
US Patent and Trademark Office - What are Patents and Trademarks? - John Cabeca, Director, Silicon Valley United States Patent and Trademark Office; September 29, 2016 - Fremont, CA
A Taste of Engineering - Dr. Kyle G. Gipson, Assistant Professor, Department of Engineering, College of Integrated Science & Engineering, James Madison University; November 11, 2015 - Harrisonburg, VA
Inspiring the Next Generation of Scientists and Engineers - Tom Wells, Senior Engineering Manager, Government Communication Systems, Harris Corporation; March 3, 2014 - Melbourne, FL
Innovation, Creativity, Inventions, Patents - Maria Thompson, Director, Innovation Strategy, Motorola Solutions, Inc.; November 5, 2013 – Chicago, IL
 

STUDENT ENGAGEMENT
Advanced Manufacturing Technology - Maurice Salazar, Skilled Group Leader, TOYOTA Motor Manufacturing Texas, Inc.; March 27, 2018 - San Antonio, TX
Bringing Science to Life - Dr. Michelle Waddell, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Hampton University; October 25, 2017 - Hampton, VA
Science Communication: Opportunities for learning from the review process - Dr. Ana Almeida, Assistant Professor of Molecular Biologuy, California State University East Bay; October 10, 2017 - Hayward, CA
Project Based Learning, Real World Applications - Will Soyars, Associate Director SoVA CME & Kevin Chrystie, Associate Director R&D CAMEE, Southern Virginia Higher Education Center; September 13, 2017 - Danville, VA
 
What Makes it Work? Motivating Students to Think About STEM - Thomas F. Tainer, Technology Executive, TMEIC Corporation; February 15, 2017 - Roanoke, VA
STEM Challenges - Dr. Michael Chorney, Professor of Biology and Chair, Biology and Science Program, Penn State Harrisburg & Rachel Baliira, General Biology Degree Candidate Biology and Science Program, Penn State Harrisburg; November 1, 2016 - Harrisburg, PA
Software Engineering and Northrop Grumman STEM Outreach Programs - Krystle Waller Gorham, Systems Engineering Associate & Kathy Palmer, Software Engineering Manager, Northrop Grumman; March 3, 2016 - Orlando, FL 

 

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