Rohit Gupta and Harshal Keswani

Harshal Keswani(19) talks with his friend, Rohit Gupta(18) about online classes, conspiracy theories, and religion vs science.

Trying to Break Through the STEM Glass Ceiling

Leona Ponish discusses the difficulties of finding a job in chemistry as a woman in the 1950s, despite her qualifications.

From Lab to Classroom, Claire Fornsel Tells What Turns Her Into An Inspiring Teacher
December 1, 2017 App Interview

In this interview, conducted on November 28th, 2017 in Norfolk Collegiate School, Virginia, Claire Fornsel (almost sixty) tells her student Emma Lu (17) what was her childhood like and how she decided to be a teacher. Ms. Fornsel is known...

Committing Yourself to a Life of Science and Discovery – The Story of a Toxicology Graduate Student

Jordan, a graduate student that works in a Rutgers Toxicology Lab, talks about her journey through science and what it's like to work in a lab.

Bob Conover talks about building Ranger, a JPL spacecraft that went to the Moon in the 1960s, then restoring it again 50 years later

In the summer of 2015, Bob Conover led a team of 12 volunteers to restore a 50-year-old Ranger spacecraft at the California Science Center. Bob is a retired JPL engineer who originally worked on the Ranger at JPL in its...

“If you can't communicate your science effectively, it won’t have the impact that it should.” A conversation with Dr. Sharmila Bhattacharya.

Although she works as a specialist in space biology, Dr. Sharmila Bhattacharya says communication is key when it comes to driving change with your work and advancing your career. Learn more about how she got her start in science, from...

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Lauren Magliozzi and Adam King

Lauren Magliozzi (26) and partner Adam King (25) recall how they met and their shared passion for science.

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Britta Hoffman and Linda Chen
December 7, 2020 OSS Hub

One Small Step conversation partners Britta Hoffman [no age given] and Linda Chen (48) are both immigrants who have had some of their beliefs shaped by their experiences moving to the United States. They also have some different thoughts on...

The Incredible Life of Sydney Blum

My sister Sydney talks about her struggles and positive moments in her childhood along with family and religion.

Community-based Science and Capacity Building with NASA and the Navajo Nation

Dr. Amber McCullum is an Applied Research Scientist for the Bay Area Environmental Research Institute (BAERI) at NASA Ames who is currently co-developing a drought tool with the Navajo Nation Department of Water Resources that includes remote sensing and ground-based...

Interview About Ms. Emi’s Childhood and Her Teaching Science, by Ira

On monday morning recess, I interviewed Ms. Emi about her childhood and about her teaching science. She told me that she was playing outdoors with her sister all the time. Her school was in Malaysia and it was a small...

My path to science

I became a scientist because I love nature. I now teach other scientists how to communicate to share this love with everyone.

From Expected Glory to a Great Story

In this interview, conducted in November 31, 2019 in Lakeside, California, Phillip Nguyen interviews his uncle Steve about his childhood and his transformation into the man he is. In the beginning, Steve mentions some important figures in his life and...

“This was my dream since day one.”

I interviewed Professor Haroon Malik for my First Year Seminar class at Marshall University. Our FYS class has been focusing on critical thinking and how thoughtfully developed and artfully asked questions can lead to enriching and enlightening stories. Frank Sesno's...

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John Quackenbush and Mary Kalamaras

John Quackenbush (49) tells his wife Mary Kalamaras (50) why he became a physicist, how he started to work in the Human Genome Project, where he currently is professionally, and what he hopes his greatest legacy will be.

Conversation with Maureen Barr: A Worm and Her F1

An interview with genetics professor Maureen Barr, covering topics including academia, running, family, and healthspan.

From Planetary Detection to Planetary Protection – Ved’s Journey to Becoming a NASA Scientist and Inventor

Dr. Ved Chirayath is both director and lead research scientist for NASA’s Laboratory for Advanced Sensing (LAS) at NASA Ames in Mountain View, California. His research is focused on inventing new instruments and technologies to map the ocean and planetary...

Believing in Yourself in a World That Didn’t

Claudia Sherman interviews her mother, Dr. Leticia Toledo Sherman about her life as an immigrant and how she never doubted her ability to succeed in her field of chemistry.

More Than a Mere Textbook Definition – What Education Means for Today’s Youth

I interview high school teacher Paul Werner about the changes he has seen over the 25 years of Rocklin High School's history. He mentions the effects of new technology, teaching methods, and college stress on students, which he believes has...

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Dean Grodzins and Lee Grodzins

Dean Grodzins (59) interviews his father Lee Grodzins (94) about his life, education and career as a professor and physicist at MIT.

Interview to Ms Emi, our science teacher, by Madoka

I interviewed Ms Emi, Aoba Japan International school’s science teacher. I interviewed her because Grade 6 is now learning about telling stories and I thought it would be great to hear about moving house to other countries. I think it...