Bite of Science Hands-on Activities

Below you will find hands-on activities related to the topics presented at Bite of Science in the areas of Biotechnology, Cell Biology, Anatomy and Physiology, Marine Biology, Botany, and Ecology.
**Click on subject area to go directly to that section.

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
  -  Lets Get Defensive (pdf)
An Introduction to Bioinformatics and Teaching it in the Classroom - Ashley Haines, Ph.D., 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
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
  -  Microbes
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
  -  Brain Quiz
Viruses and Diseases - Dr. Jackie Dudley, Professor, Dept. of Molecular Biosciences, University of Texas at Austin; January 24, 2017 - Austin, TX
 
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
  -  Biofilm Growth Activity (pdf)  
Neurotransmitters, Transporters, and Flies - David Krantz, M.D., Ph.D., 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 - Karen D. Corbin, Ph.D., R.D., Investigator, Translational Research Institute for Metabolism and Diabetes; Februrary 28, 2018 - Orlando, FL
  -  Microbes
Complementary and Alternative Medicines: Friend, Foe or Fraud? - Dr. Chris Thompson, Associate Professor, Department of Biology, Loyola University Maryland; November 13, 2017 - Baltimore, MD
The Selfish Microbiome - Dr. Patrick Gillevet, Director, Microbiome Analysis Center, Professor , Department of Biology, George Mason University; March 16, 2017 - Manassas, VA
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 - Shyam Sundar, Ph.D., 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
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 Institiute; February 25, 2014 - Roanoke, VA
Chocolate, Epicatecins 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 - William Yang, MD, Ph.D., 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
“Animals” that Photosynthesize and “Plants” that Eat - Dr. Dale Holen, Associate Professor of Biology, PSU Worthington-Scranton; November 2, 2016 - Scranton, PA
Symbiotic Relations, Fungal infections, Plant Toxins - Dr. T.J. Sullivan, Molecular Ecologist, Indiana University-Kokomo; September 11, 2013 – Kokomo, IN
  -  Root Nodulation Lab (PDF)
Botany, Plants of Indiana - Michael Homoya, Indiana Department of Natural Resources; September 27, 2012 - Indianapolis, IN

ECOLOGY
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
  -  Lures
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 - Kerry O. Cresawn, Ph.D., 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 hands-on activities related to the topics presented at Bite of Science in the areas of Chemistry and Physics
**Click on subject area to go directly to that section.

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
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  
  -  What’s Mass Got To Do With It? A Self-Guided Introduction to Mass Spectrometry (pdf)
Aquaculture, Chemistry - Dave Anderson, Aquaculture Product Manager, OriginOil; January 28, 2014 - Los Angeles, CA
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   
  -  TeachersTryScience - Product Lifecycle Lesson  
Ethanol production, Chemistry - Casey McMurtrie, Chemist, Andersons Clymers Ethanol; September 25, 2012 - Logansport, IL  
  -  TeachersTryScience - Biofuels Lesson

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
  -  Activities for Teaching Fundamental Concepts of Nuclear Energy and Related Topics (pdf)
Fiber Optic Sensing Technology - Emily Horrell, Research Engineer, Luna Innovations, Inc.;  February 25, 2014 - Roanoke, VA
  -  National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network K-12 Resources
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     
  -  Periodic Table Game   -  Simulation Fusion Lab Activity (doc)
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    
Metrology, Science of Measurement - Paul R. Selzer, Principal Calibration Engineer, Baxter Bioscience; February 26, 2013- Los Angeles, CA 
  -  Metric Mania Lesson Plans   -  Accuracy and Precision Lab
Physics of Roller Coasters - Dr. David Wright, Physicist, Tidewater Community College Physics; November 13, 2012 - Norfolk, VA  
  -  Let it Roll (Part 1, pdf)

 

Below you will find hands-on activities related to the topics presented at Bite of Science in the areas of Earth Science, Environmental ScienceSpace/Astronomy
**Click on subject area to go directly to that section.

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
Avaiation 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, 2016 - Stanford, CA
  -  Pixels on Fire - NASA JPL
 -  Fired Up Over Math - NASA JPL
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 
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 
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
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
  -  TeachersTryScience - Wind Power Generator Activity
 

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

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 - 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 hands-on activities related to the topics presented at Bite of Science in the areas of Aeronautical, Chemical, CivilComputer, Electrical, Industrial, and Mechanical Engineering
**Click on subject area to go directly to that section.

AERONAUTICAL
Avionics and Modeling the Real World - Daniel Clark, Sr. Director of Engineering &  William Greenleaf, Engineering Fellow, Rockwell Collins; March 28, 2017 - Melbourne, FL
Teaching STEM is Rocket Science - Zach Greenberg, Space Systems Engineering, Orbital ATK Inc; October 7, 2015 - Arlington, VA
STEM in Avionics - Robert Sheffield, M.S., Electrical Engineer, Rockwell Collins; September 29, 2015 - Melbourne, FL
  -  Practice Math Test (pdf)  
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
  -  Pioneering Mars (pdf)    
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
Engineering a Passion - Dr. Nadine Lippa, Senior Engineer, Gentex Corporation; November 2, 2016 - Scranton, PA
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
  -  What's in My Soil? (pdf)
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
  -  Exploring Wind Energy (12 activities)
  -  Energy From the Sun (10 activities)
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
Engineering as Word Problems - Dan J. Hotek, P.E., President/Structural Engineer, Engineering Techniques, Inc.; February 16, 2017 - Middletown, VA
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
Engineering: More than Math and Science Ogechi Okpechi, P.E., Water Solutions Group, CH2M HILL; February 12, 2015 - Manassas, VA

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

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, IN

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
International Paper - Who We Are - Mr. Steve Mindt, Plant General Manager, International Paper; September 16, 2015 - Gilroy, CA
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 
 
 
 

 
 

 

Below you will find hands-on activities related to the topics presented at Bite of Science in the areas of Technology, Insights into STEM, and Student Engagement and Opportunities
**Click on subject area to go directly to that section.

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
Technology and Coding Opens Doors - Curtis Jordan, Lead Security Engineer, TruSTAR Technology; October 20, 2016 - Arlington, VA
Cybersecurity - Owen Redwood, Cyber Security Expert, Codecraft Lab Cyber Team; March 1, 2016 - Melbourne, FL
Telos Corporation and Cybersecurity - Mr. Richard Robinson, Director of Innovation and Chief Technology Officer, Telos Corporation; February 10, 2016 - Front Royal, VA
How the Internet Works - Mr. 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, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Engineering, College of Integrated Science & Engineering, James Madison University; November 11, 2015 - Harrisonburg, VA
The Arc of a Scientist - Dr. Douglas Himberger, SVP and Research Director (retired), NORC at the University of Chicago  & Adjunct Faculty at PVCC; October 21, 2015 - Richmond, VA
  -  Choosing a Career - Bureau of Labor Statistics
  -  Steps on a Path (pdf)
Analyzing Scientific Articles and Thinking Critically - Dr. Scott Rifkin, Assistant Professor, Section of Ecology, Behavior, and Evolution, Division of Biological Sciences, University of California San Diego; January 29, 2015 - San Diego, CA

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