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If you want to learn about current science and be informed about the latest trends in science education, Superheroes of Science is for you! Purdue University College of Science Outreach Coordinators, Steven and Sarah, interview scientists to discover what they are currently researching and how they first got involved in science.

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If you want to learn about current science and be informed about the latest trends in science education, Superheroes of Science is for you! Purdue University College of Science Outreach Coordinators, Steven and Sarah, interview scientists to discover what they are currently researching and how they first got involved in science.

    Geography in the Modern World, Geospatial Technology, GIS and Story Maps

    Geography in the Modern World, Geospatial Technology, GIS and Story Maps

    Kathy Lamb Kozenski, the Executive Director of the Geography Educators Network of Indiana, explains that geography is more than just making a map; it is telling a story. We can use story maps to visually tell a story. Story maps use a geographic reference tied to some sort of data. Kathy explains Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and the layers in today's mapping software. The video also walks people through how to make an ESRI Story Map.

    • 47 min
    Using machine learning to track player stats in major league baseball

    Using machine learning to track player stats in major league baseball

    Kristen Mori, a Machine Learning Engineer with the Houston Astros, joins us for this episode. Kristen explains what machine learning is and how it’s used in major league baseball to track player stats.

    • 31 min
    Making Sense of Misinformation, Disinformation, Fake News, Memes, Twitter Bots, and Intent in Social Media.

    Making Sense of Misinformation, Disinformation, Fake News, Memes, Twitter Bots, and Intent in Social Media.

    Matthew DeVerna, Ph.D. student, from the Observatory on Social Media (OSoMe) at Indiana University discusses many aspects of “misinformation”. These include things like ‘fake news’, some types of memes, rumors or unverified information, the intent of a post, and disinformation. Below are some of the tools that the Observatory on Social Media at IU have created to help users sieve through information to better spot misinformation, and not (hopefully) propagate it.

    • 24 min
    Dr. Jill Newton discusses mathematics in cultures around the world, what Mathematicians look like and career possibilities.

    Dr. Jill Newton discusses mathematics in cultures around the world, what Mathematicians look like and career possibilities.

    Jill Newton, Associate Professor of Mathematics Education at Purdue University joins us to discuss her career path that led her to become a professor at Purdue University. She also discusses some of the mathematical patterns in cultures that she has visited. Jill challenges a common perception of what mathematicians look like and presents a number of career possibilities in the math sciences.

    • 23 min
    Cultural Anthropologist, Andrew Flachs, discusses ways people create the environments and GMO seeds

    Cultural Anthropologist, Andrew Flachs, discusses ways people create the environments and GMO seeds

    Dr. Andrew Flachs, Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Purdue University, discusses ways people impact the environment. Andrew shows us and explains areas that have been sustained farming for nearly thousands of years in South India, the labor and history that has gone into creating landscapes that we can see today and the historic activities that have created the landscape in the Midwestern United States. The interview finishes with implications of GMO

    • 41 min
    Understanding humanity: Dr. Andrew Flachs explains the four areas of anthropology

    Understanding humanity: Dr. Andrew Flachs explains the four areas of anthropology

    Dr. Andrew Flachs is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Purdue University. In this part one of a two part interview, Andrew explains the four areas of anthropology. These four areas comprise the study of what it is to be human

    • 20 min

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