Erik Bitterbaum talks about his life with SUNY Cortland students

Erik Bitterbaum begins by recalling his life traveling the world. He describes his upbringing, education, and professional career, all the way up through becoming the university president at SUNY Cortland. He talks about how he remembers people so well, and...

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Kasia Chodyla and Bernard Chodyla

Kasia Chodyla (55) shares a conversation with her husband, Bernard Chodyla (54), about their experiences growing up in Poland, how they met, how they came to live in the United States, and the life they've built together.

"You never stop learning, you're forever learning new things, and I love that." An Interview with Sharmila Bhattacharya

If Sharmila Bhattacharya wasn't Program Scientist for Space Biology at NASA Headquarters, perhaps she would've been a theater actress. And while her contributions on stage would likely be legendary, we're happy to have her at NASA learning about how space...

"We should not live in a bubble when we conduct science." A conversation with Florian Schwandner.

From a childhood filled with archeology lessons from his dad, to graduate studies measuring gases from active volcanoes, and then designing early warning systems to detect volcanic activity, Dr. Florian Schwandner's life goal has been to make a difference in...

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Diane Schick and David Schick

Spouses, Diane Schick (71) and David Schick (71), share a conversation about serendipity, how they first met in Iran, and their travels in Europe after leaving Iran.

Interview about the life of Robert E. Malouf

This interview was conducted on November 24th 2017 in Corvallis, Oregon. In this interview, Amelia Smith (14), interviews her grandfather, Robert E. Malouf (71), about his life. Robert Malouf shares stories about his grandfather, who came to the United States...

"What I try to do in the lab is recreate an environment that we think may exist on exoplanets." A conversation with Niki Parenteau.

Listen in as NASA biologist Niki Parenteau describes her science journey from farmer's daughter to studying life forms in the lab and mentoring students, to designing biology experiments for astronomers searching for life outside Earth's solar system.

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Pearce Carlson and Logan Means

Pearce Carlson (15) is interviewed by his co-worker Logan Means (20) about his life growing up in the suburbs of Chicago.

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Jill Lippard and Katie Hendrickson

Spouses Jill Lippard (34) and Katie Hendrickson (34) discuss their relationship and how they came to terms with their sexuality from a Christian upbringing. They also reflect on their lives since coming out.

Passing AP Biology

I used my organization skills and time management to help me pass AP Biology my senior year of high school.

"It's not just about the ocean, it's about the intersection of the ocean with other earth systems." an interview with Paula Bontempi

After being drawn to the oceans at an early age, Paula continues to examine many factors that influence changes in the oceans. As a program manager for NASA, she enjoys the opportunity to work with dedicated researchers and learn how...

GrandPapa_June 2019

I talked to my grandfather on June 10, 2019. My grandfather is my mother’s father, and he is 89 years old. My papa shared about his life experiences and fun memories.

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Katie Pina and Mario Navarro

One Small Step partners Katie Pina (36) and Mario Navarro (52) share a conversation about growing up, their families, their children, and the COVID-19 pandemic. They also talk about their frustrations with US politics, their perspectives on religion, and their...

Sample test

We talked about her bio test

"Biology is a planetary process. Biogeoscience is earth & space together." an interview with Diane McKnight, Dork Sahagian & Mary Voytek

How did Biogeoscience become a recognized field of study, with its own journal and sections at AGU? What obstacles did its organizers have to overcome in order to make it a viable field and a welcome presence at AGU? In...

"Tracking whales from space.” an interview with Woody Turner

Woody Turner, the program scientist for biological diversity and manager for ecological forecasting programs at NASA, and one of the few people in the world who directly harness the power of space to solve a whale of a problem –...

"At an early age, I was exposed to all things NASA." An interview with Christina Lim.

Christina Lim is an Experiment Support Scientist with the Cell Science Project and the Biospecimen Sharing Program at Paragon-Tech, who work with NASA Ames. She is also a passionate science communicator and has worked in public outreach and education. In...

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Samuel Elzay and Sarah Elzay

Spouses, Sarah Elzay (35) and Samuel Elzay (37), share a conversation about how they first met, how their relationship developed, and the partnership they have formed together.