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Have you ever wanted to meet a scientist? Do you want to know more about the people behind all the science news that’s out there? Well now you can! In this podcast, I’ll sit down with a different scientist each episode and ask them all of your questions and questions written by students at elementary and middle schools throughout the country!

Ask a Scientist Victoria Crystal

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 11 Ratings

Have you ever wanted to meet a scientist? Do you want to know more about the people behind all the science news that’s out there? Well now you can! In this podcast, I’ll sit down with a different scientist each episode and ask them all of your questions and questions written by students at elementary and middle schools throughout the country!

    Mary Hingst -- Hydrogeology

    Mary Hingst -- Hydrogeology

    Have you ever wanted to know more about water? In this episode, Mary Hingst, hydrogeologist at Well Aware, a female founded nonprofit that's bringing clean sustainable water to communities in east Africa, and doctoral student at the University of Delaware, talks to us all about groundwater. She answers questions about how groundwater can be contaminated, and how Well Aware brings clean water to communities in Africa! August is Water Awareness month, so Mary talks to us all about water awareness and how to get involved! 

    Well Aware https://wellawareworld.org/

    International Water Institute https://iwinst.org/

    Mary Hingst https://www.linkedin.com/in/mary-hingst-79679411/


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    • 51 min
    Dr. Priyanka Kushwaha -- Soil Microbiology

    Dr. Priyanka Kushwaha -- Soil Microbiology

    Have you ever wanted to know about what microscopic organisms live in the soil? This week on Ask a Scientist, Dr. Priyanka Kushwaha, postdoctoral researcher at the University of Arizona talks to us all about soil microbiology (microbes that live in soils)!! She answers questions about what types of microbes live in soils, how she studies microbes, and why it is bad to eat dirt! 

    Follow Dr. Kushwaha on Twitter https://twitter.com/pri_kush 


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    • 37 min
    Dr. Yan Wang -- Neurobiology

    Dr. Yan Wang -- Neurobiology

    Have you ever wanted to know more about animals' brains? In this episode, Dr. Yan Wang, postdoctoral researcher at Princeton University, talks to us about how she studies the brain structures of different animals like bees and octopuses! She answers listener questions about these animals and about animal behaviors. She also talks about teaching science and science communication! 

    Follow Dr. Wang on Twitter https://twitter.com/ZYanWang


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    • 51 min
    Brian Palermo -- Science Communication

    Brian Palermo -- Science Communication

    Have you ever wanted to know the best way to communicate your ideas? In this special episode actor, comedian, and science communicator Brian Palermo talks to us all about science communication and how improvisation techniques can help scientists communicate better! You might recognize Brian from movies like The Social Network and tv shows like Henry Danger and Friends! Brian answers all your questions about science communication and improv and he talks about his experiences teaching science communication improv classes to groups of scientists!  

    Follow Brian on Twitter: https://twitter.com/brianpalermo 


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    Breanna Ivey -- Perseverance Mars Rover

    Breanna Ivey -- Perseverance Mars Rover

    How does the Perseverance Mars Rover work? What was it like to work on? In this episode, Breanna Ivey, electrical engineering student at Georgia Tech and NASA intern, talks to us all about the Perseverance Mars Rover, working at NASA, electrical engineering, and much more! She answers questions from 4th graders about what kids can do to help the Mars Mission and gives advice for students who struggle with math! 

    Breanna Ivey's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/breanna-ivey-729508160/


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    • 38 min
    Danielle De La Mare -- Science Careers

    Danielle De La Mare -- Science Careers

    What does a career in science look like? How do you get a career in science? How do you find satisfaction in a career? In this extra special episode of Ask a Scientist, Danielle De La Mare of the Self-Compassionate Professor, talks to us about science careers and how to have a meaningful career. In this episode, Danielle and I have a great conversation about how to have a career in science. 


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    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

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11 Ratings

11 Ratings

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Informative and Fun!

Even though this podcast is geared a little more towards kids, I an adult, learned so many things from just the first episode. The format is unique with kids asking questions - and they while ask important questions about pizza there are also other smarter more on topic questions. Would definitively recommend for adults and kids! Can’t wait for the next episodes!

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