The invisible nature of lakes with Abby Lewis October 28, 1pm Eastern Watch her session here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83167298401 Abby Lewis is an ecologist who studies the effects of human activities on freshwater lakes. Her research has taken her everywhere from Southern California to Iceland, where she has studied how Los Angeles night lighting changes water quality in unseen ways and how invisible nutrient pollution affects Icelandic flies. Now, at Virginia Tech, Abby is working to help reservoir managers provide safe drinking water while also maintaining healthy lake ecosystems. The key to both of these goals? Invisible gasses in the water at the bottom of the lake. Twitter: @lewis_lakes
Life as a Large Animal Veterinarian with Sabo November 2, 1pm Watch her session here! https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87826420647
I grew up in New Philadelphia, OH and have always been interested in animals. I participated in 4-H equine projects and milked cows at local dairy farms in high school, but did not decide I wanted to pursue veterinary medicine until I was in college at Colgate University in Hamilton, NY. There I earned a BA in Molecular Biology and minor in Environmental Studies. I went to veterinary school at Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine and have worked for the 5 years since serving the dairy, beef, equine, sheep, goat, and camelid patients and clients of Western NY state with the Perry Veterinary Clinic.
Black in Marine Science December 3, 1pm Eastern Watch her session here! Jaida Elcock is a graduate student at the University of Washington. Her research focuses on elasmobranch ecology and conservation. She is particularly interested in the movement ecology of migratory elasmobranchs, as this information is still unknown for many species. Jaida received her B.S. in Biology with University Honors from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona. She has been recognized as an American Elasmobranch Society Young Professional Recruitment Fund Scholar andan Honorable Mention for the National Science Foundation's Graduate Research Fellowship Program. Jaida is a science communicator through social media and enjoys doing outreach with any age group.
The Engineer In All Of Us With Shareef Jackson Saturday January 9 2020 Watch his session here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87080271449
Shareef has been obsessed with technology ever since he was a child, disassembling remote controls and driving his parents crazy. After getting engineering degrees from Brown and Case Western, Shareef served as a data analyst before starting his own business in 2016. As the founder of the math and physics tutoring service Math Looks Good LLC, Shareef's culturally relevant communication style helps break down science, gaming, and math in a way that the average person can understand and appreciate. In addition to being a business owner, Shareef is an adjunct professor of video games and learning as well as a licensed substitute math teacher. His views on science and technology have been featured on sources such as the New York Times, the Smithsonian, the Guardian, NPR, Scientific American, and MacLean's. He is also featured in the YouTube diversity in gaming series Gaming Looks Good and as a player / Dungeon Master of the Dungeons and Dragons show Rivals of Waterdeep. He was previously featured as a co host on the video game podcast Spawn On Me and a player on the Roll20 show Star Trek Adventures.