Physical Sciences

EARTH SCIENCE
 
I Found This Rock, How Did It Get Here? 
Pete Sullivan, Vice President of Geosciences, Greylock Energy; March 28, 2019 - Charleston, WV
Video (mp4)  -  Slides (pdf) - Greylock Energy Website

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
Video (mp4)  -  Slides(pdf) - Dr. Becker's Website

Paleoclimatology & Paleooceanography 
Dr. Kristen St. John, Professor, James Madison University; September 11, 2017 - Harrisonburg, VA
Video (mp4)   -  Slides (pdf)  -  Video in Presentation (YouTube)  -  Video Questions  -  St. John JMU Website

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
Video (mp4)  -  Slides (pptx)  -  Sea Level Rise Factsheet (pdf) -  Tsunami Factsheet (pdf)
Erica Sandschulte, Senior International Operations Coordinator, Rockwell Collins; January 25, 2016 - Houston, TX
Video (mp4)   -  Slides (pdf) -  Rockwell Collins Website

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, 2014 - Stanford, CA

Geology, Engineering, and Petroleum Industry 
Beatrice Parker, Geophysicist, Chevron Corp.; February 12, 2014 - Houston, TX 

Geology, Experiences in Science Discovery 
Dr. Lyle F. Baie, South Texas Geological Society; March 21, 2013 – San Antonio, TX 
Activities
Additional Information
  -  Worldwide Glacier info from the National Snow and Ice Data Center
 

Geoscience Careers, Seismic Ground Testing 
Lisa Buckner, Geophysical Society of Houston Outreach Chair, Seismic Data Loading Team Lead, Hess Corporation; March 19, 2013 – Houston, TX 
Information Packet:  Sound Activity (pdf)  Slinky Activity (pdf)  Seismic Wave Info (pdf) Petroleum Products Sheet (pdf)  

Oil and Gas Drilling, Fracking 
Keith Rappold, Petroleum Engineering Specialist, Aramco Services Company; March 19, 2013 – Houston, TX 

Geosciences Careers, Geology, Oil Exploration 
G. Michael Gaskins, West Africa Operations Manager, ExxonMobil Exploration Company; March 18, 2013 – Houston, TX
Stan Suboleski, Evans Energy; October 23, 2012 - Richmond, VA 
Video (wmv)  -  Slides (ppt)  -  Evan Energy Investments webpage
Activities
Additional Information
  -  How do They Do It? (YouTube) Video on coal mining
  -  Career information on mining and geological engineers, from Bureau of Labor Statistics

Forces of Weather, Scientific Process 
Doug Sisterson, Argonne National Laboratory; October 9, 2012 - Oak Brook, IL

 

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
 
From Knee Deep in Water to Chin Deep in Hemp:  Addressing Real Life Problems with Environmental Analytical Chemistry
Dan Downey, Professor of Environmental, Nuclear, & Analytical Chemistry, James Madison University, January 28, 2020 - Harrionbury, VA
Allen Rabon, Forest Technician, Sandhills State Forest, SC Forestry Commission; April 23, 2018 - Florence, SC
 

From Lockhart Elementary to Coral Restoration in Belize
Maya Trotz, Ph.D., Associate Professor, University of South Florida; February 26, 2018 - Tampa, FL
Video (mp4)  -  Slides (pdf) - Maya Trotz Website
 
::Recommended resources authored by Maya::
 
Dr. Robert Weaver, Associate Professor of Ocean Engineering & Director of IRLRI, Florida Institute of Technology; February 27, 2018 - Melbourne, FL
Video (mp4)  -  Slides (pdf) - Weaver Research Website  -  IRLRI Website
Jessica Seipp, Water Resources Department Manager, Dewberry; November 13, 2017 - Baltimore, MD
Video (mp4) -  Slides (pdf)  -  Sum of Parts Activity (pdf) - Dewberry Website
Stephen M. Turner, P.E., Project Manager, Gannett Fleming, Inc.; October 25, 2017 - Hampton, VA
Video (mp4) -  Slides (pdf) - Gannett Fleming Website
Kathy Hoverman, P.E., Senior Stream Restoration Designer, KCI Technologies; October 24, 2017 - Richmond, VA
Video (Unavailable)  -  Slides (pdf) - KCI Technologies Website
Additional Information
  -  Watersheds
 

Environmental Engineering and Clemson Engineering Outreach
Dr. Mark Schlautman, Professor, Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences, Clemson University; March 15, 2016 - Clemson, SC
Video (mp4)  -  Slides (pdf)  -  Polya Problem Solving Handout
Steve Hilfiker, President, Environmental Risk Management, Inc; March 2, 2016 - Fort Myers, FL
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
Video (Unavailable)  -  Slides (pdf)  -  Dr. Savarese's Webpage
Dr. Heather Shipley, Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, UT San Antonio; February 26, 2015 - San Antonio, TX
Video (wmv)  -  Slides(pdf)  -  Water Activity Project (pdf)  -  Dr. Shipley's Website
Dr. David Ladner, Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences, Clemson University; October 20, 2014 - Clemson, SC    
Video (wmv)  -  Slides (pps)  -  LadnerGroup Blog
 

The STEM in Environmental Engineering
Dr. Richard Lewis, Environmental Engineer, Conestoga-Rovers and Associates; March 4, 2014 - Fort Myers Beach, FL

 

CHEMISTRY

There is More to Carbohydrates Than Nutrition Facts
Dr. Maren Roman, Associate Professor, Sustainable Biomaterials, Virginia Tech
Roanoke & Danville, VA Virtual Bite of Science, September 24, 2020
Video (Hosted on YouTube) -  Slides (pdf) - Dr. Maren Roman @ VT
Activities
Additional Information

Solar Army: West Virginia Bridgade
Dr. Erika Harvey, Professor of Chemistry, Fairmont State University; March 27, 2019 - Fairmont, WV
Video (mp4)   -  Slides (pdf)  -  Solar Army Website  -  First2 Network Handout
 

Water Quality Management at the Aquarium of the Pacific
Karen Tuttle Stearns, Water Quality Manager, Aquarium of the Pacific; February 20, 2019 - Long Beach, CA
Video (mp4)   -  Slides (pdf)  -  AOP Website
 

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
Video (mp4)   -  Slides (pdf)  -  Carbon Website
 

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
Video (mp4)   -  Slides (pdf)  -  UTSA Chemistry Website
 

An Introduction to Process and Cleaning Validation in Biologics Industry
Michelle Lombardo, Scientist II, AstraZaneca; November 2, 2017 - Frederick, MD
Video (mp4)  -  Slides (pdf)  -  AstraZeneca Website
 

Engineering BioPharmaceuticals
Dr. Mark Ketner, Senior Engineer & Principal Investigator, Engineered BioPharmaceuticals; September 13, 2017 - Danville, VA
Video (mp4)  -  Slides (pdf)  -  Engineered BioPharmaceuticals
Activities
 

A Career in Analytical Chemistry - Dr. Sara E. Andria, Sr. R&D Scientist, Analytical Services Group, WestRock; October 17, 2016 - Richmond, VA
Video (mp4)  -  Slides (pdf)  -  WestRock Website
 

Small Molecules, Materials & Devices
Dr. Roger Rasberry, Principal Scientist, Manufacturing Science and Technology Department, Roche Carolina, Inc.; September 15, 2016 - Florence, SC
Video (mp4)  -  Slides (pdf)
 

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
Video (mp4)  -  Slides (pdf)  -  Dr. Reilly's FCGU Page
 

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
 

DuPont Kevlar Technology
Laurel Rodini, Manufacturing Technology Engineering, Kevlar Polymer, DuPont USA, October 1, 2014 - Richmond, 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 28th, 2014 - Los Angeles, CA
Video (not available)  -  Slides (ppsx) -  OriginClear (previously OriginOil) Website
 

Chemistry Demos
Michael Davis, Interim Vice President, Wilbur Wright College; November 5, 2013 – Chicago, IL 
Video (wmv)  -  Slides (ppsx)   -  STEM Social Demos (pdf)  -  CPS Demo Manual (pdf)
Additional Information
  -  Classic Chemistry Demonstrations for Teachers (pdf)             
 

Spectrophotometry, Pigment Chemistry
Dr. Patricia Lang, Analytical/Physical Chemist, Chemistry Department Chair, Ball State University; September 12, 2013 – Indianapolis, IN
Video (wmv)  -  Slides (ppsx)  -  Pigments Activity (pdf)  -  Dr. Lang’s Lab Page
 

Materials Science, Biomimicry
Dr. Steve Seghi, Materials Scientist; September 10, 2013 – Crane, IN
Video (not available)  -  Slides (ppsx) 
 

Chemical Engineering, Product Development
Dr. Maura Fiero, Chemical Engineer, MeadWestvaco; October 23, 2012 - Richmond, VA   
Activities
  -  TeachersTryScience - Product Lifecycle Lesson
 

Ethanol production, Chemistry
Casey McMurtrie, Chemist, Andersons Clymers Ethanol; September 25, 2012 - Logansport, IL   
Video (wmv)  -  Slides (pdf) -  Andersons Ethanol Company
Activities
  -  TeachersTryScience - Biofuels Lesson
Additional Information
  -  Corn to Ethanol Process from National Corn to Ethanol Research Center (ppt)
 
 

 

PHYSICS
 
Rigid Body Dynamics of Motile Bacteria Near Surfaces
Orrin Shindell, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy (Physics of Living Systems), Trinity University
Texas Virtual Bite of Science, November 12, 2020
Video (not yet available)  -  Slides (pptx)
Activities
Coming soon!
Additional Information
Coming soon!

Playing Hide-and-Seek With Neutrons
Rana Ashkar, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, Center for Soft Matter and Biological Physics, Virginia Tech University
Shenandoah Valley Virtual Bite of Science, October 8, 2020
Video (Hosted on YouTube)  -  Slides (pdf)

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
Video (mp4)  -  Slides (pdf)  -  Dr. Fadem's Website

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
Video (mp4)  -  Slides (pdf)  -  Gredig Molecular Thin Film Lab

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 5, 2014 - Orlando, FL

Fiber Optic Sensing Technology 
Emily Horrell, Research Engineer, Luna Innovations, Inc.;  February 25, 2014 - Roanoke, VA
Video (wmv)  -  Slides (pdf)  -  Video Clip 1  -  Video Clip 2  -  Video Clip 3  -  Video Clip 4  -  Luna Innovations Website

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     
Video (not available)  - Slides (ppsx)   -  General Atomics Website   -  General Atomics Fusion Education

Electrical engineering, electricity 
Emanuel E. Bernabeu, Electrical Engineer, Dominion Virginia Power; October 9, 2013 – Richmond, VA     
Video (wmv)  -  Slides (pdf)                

Hydrology, Vaccuum apparatus demo kit projects 
James Rohr, Ph.D., Director of STEM Outreach, SPAWAR; February 28, 2013 – San Diego, CA  
Video (wmv)  -  Slides (ppsx)   -  SPAWAR website - SPAWAR, STEM, & Robotics

Science of Light, Nature of Science 
Lawrence Woolf, Ph.D., Reconnaissance Systems Group, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems; February 28, 2013 – San Diego, CA      

Metrology, Science of Measurement 
Paul R. Selzer, Principal Calibration Engineer, Baxter Bioscience; February 26, 2013- Los Angeles, CA 

Physics of Roller Coasters 
Dr. David Wright, Physicist, Tidewater Community College Physics; November 13, 2012 - Norfolk, VA  
Video (wmv)  -  Slides (pdf)  -  TCC webpage
Activities
  -  Let it Roll (Part 1, pdf)
 
 
 
 

SPACE & ASTRONOMY
 
A STEM-Powered Mentality; A Journey Across Disciplines
Dr. Max Spolaor, Chief Scientist, TMC Technologies; March 27, 2019 - Fairmont, WV
Video (mp4)  -  Slides (pdf) - TMC Website

The Texas Space Grant Consortium - A Resource for K-12 Educators
Bart Sheinberg, Director, Center for Science & Engineering, TSGC Institutional Representative, Houston Community College; March 7, 2019 - Houston, TX 
Video (mp4)  -  Slides (pdf)  -  Moon Base Handout (pdf) - TSGC Website  -  HCC West Houston Institute

My Experiences in Space
Susan Pope, Director, Department of Space Instrumentation, Southwest Research Institute; March 6, 2019 - San Antonio, TX
Video (mp4)  -  Slides (pdf) - SWRI Space Science Website

The Geosciences and Space Exploration
Carroll Ellis, Jr., Earth & Environmental Science Educator, MathScience Innovation Center; October 17, 2016 - Richmond, VA
Video (mp4)  -  Slides (pdf)

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
Video (mp4)   -  Slides (ppsx)  -  Molly's STSI Website
 

How We Got to Saturn
Dave Doody, Cassini Realtime Flight Operations Lead, NASA Jet Propulsion Lab; January 27, 2015 - Alhambra, CA
Video (wmv)  -  Slides (Prezi format)  -  About Dave  -  Basics of Flight Tutorial
Activities
Additional Information

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
Video (wmv)   -  Slides (ppsm)  -  NASA JPL website  -  Juno Project information