Earth & Space Presentations

Note:  Many topics are interdisciplinary (i.e. biochemistry, aerospace engineering).  We recommend visiting other tabs for closely related material.  For information about Bite of Science and Upcoming Sessions, please visit
Groundwater in Southeastern Virginia - Dr. Richard Whittecar, Associate Professor, Ocean Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Old Dominion University; September 26, 2018 - Norfolk, VA
Engineering Consulting Services, Geotechnical Engineering - Sara Beth Phillips, Geotechnical Engineer, Engineering Consulting Services; September 26, 2018 - Norfolk, VA
Exploring the STEM in Forestry - 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
Recommended resources authored by Maya:
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
Curiosity Rover Exploration of Mars - Dr. Alphan Altinok, Machine Learning and Instrument Autonomy, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory; January 25, 2018 - Los Angeles, CA
Video & SlidesNot available  -  NASA Curiosity Website
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
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
Videounavailable  -  PowerPoint Presentation (pdf) - KCI Technologies Website
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
The Geosciences and Space Exploration - Carroll Ellis, Jr., Earth & Environmental Science Educator, MathScience Innovation Center; October 17, 2016 - Richmond, VA
Videomp4  /  YouTube -  PowerPoint Presentation (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
Avaiation Meteorology - Ms. Erica Sandschulte, Senior International Operations Coordinator, Rockwell Collins; January 25, 2016 - Houston, TX
Introduction to CHEER - Mr. Herman Garcia, President, Coastal Habitat Education & Environmental Restoration; September 16, 2015 - Gilroy, CA
Videomp4  /  YouTube  -  CHEER 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 - Stanford, CA
VideoSan Jose mp4  /  YouTube  -  VideoStanford mp4  /  YouTube  -  PowerPoint Presentation (pdf)  -  Craig's SJSU Website  -  Fire Weather Research Lab Website
The Circumgalactic Medium (the stuff around galaxies). - Dr. Molly Peeples, AURA Assistant Astronomer, Space Telescope Science Institute; September 9, 2015 - Baltimore, MD
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
How We Got to Saturn - Dave Doody, Cassini Realtime Flight Operations Lead, NASA Jet Propulsion Lab; January 27, 2015 - Alhambra, CA
Video (wmv)  -  Presentation (Prezi format)  -  About Dave  -  Basics of Flight Tutorial
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
Membrane Separations in Environmental Engineering Dr. David Ladner, Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences, Clemson University; October 20, 2014 - Clemson, SC    
Searching for Planets Like Earth - Dr. Derek Buzasi, Professor, Physics & Astronomy, Florida Gulf Coast University; March 4, 2014 - Fort Myers Beach, FL
The STEM in Environmental Engineering - Dr. Richard Lewis, Environmental Engineer, Conestoga-Rovers and Associates; March 4, 2014 - Fort Myers Beach, FL
Geology, Engineering, and Petroleum Industry - Beatrice Parker, Geophysicist, Chevron Corp.; February 12, 2014 - Houston, TX 
Cosmochemistry, Meteorites - Philipp Heck, Ph.D.  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 
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
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
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