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Leonard and Gloria Parker were interviewed, who are 85 and 82. We discussed their childhood life and accomplishments.
Congressman Vernon J. Ehlers, 75, by his daughter, Marla Ehlers, 42, about his parents that came over through great hardship from the Netherlands and then how he became involved in politics.
Jonathan Bamber has always loved to climb mountains. It’s why, when he wrote an essay about ice crystal formation in clouds as an 18-year-old undergrad, he found his calling studying glaciers and the natural environment. He’s traveled the world as...
By his own count, Chuck McClain has had six mentors in his career. His first may have been a teacher in Kansas City who took him to his first physics demonstration. Since 1978, he’s worked at NASA Goddard Space Flight,...
Tahir Mansour (74) is interviewed by his granddaughter Leyla Mansour-Cole (21) about his family’s life in Palestine as a child and his journey to the US to pursue a college education.
Stephanie Marie Ortiz Rosario is an undergraduate student and Physics major from the University of Puerto Rico-Mayagüez. Over the summer, Stephanie will be participating at SaSa, the Student Airborne Science Activation, summer program. SaSa is hosting 25 early-career undergraduates (first-...
At the 100th anniversary of the Physics Department at NC State, Bill takes a walk down memory lane. He solves the mystery of the phantom bricklayer and gives advice to current students.
Peter Michelson was inspired by the Apollo moon program to study physics; now, he's a professor of physics at Stanford University and works at the Compton Gamma Ray Observatory. We talked to Peter about pivoting into a new field after...
Anna Ferris (17) talks with her grandfather Harold Korb (78) about his childhood on a farm in North Dakota and his role in developing one of the earliest memory storage systems in US history.
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.
Jose Garcia (74) talks to son Karl Garcia (46) about his life and how he became a physicist.
Josephine Cole (15) interviews her computer scientist father (Billy Cole, 50) on growing up in West Virginia, the events of September 11, 2001, religion and family. While he plays video games in the background, and her sister yells advise.
I interviewed Scott Fredericks 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 book...
A summary of the professional life of a scientist. Both what it takes to become one and what it is like to be a scientist in the modern world.
Dean Grodzins (59) interviews his father Lee Grodzins (94) about his life, education and career as a professor and physicist at MIT.
“You should never spill or break things in Chemistry, but they call that experiment in Physics.”
Facilitator Jhaleh Akhavan (30) interviews Kryszelda Mendoza (27) about her early life, growing up without her father (who was deported), how she became a teacher, and why she continues to teach today.
One Small Step conversation partners Greta "Cherry" Peters (76) and Michael Brown (53) talk about their upbringings and the beliefs they share. Cherry discusses her experiences as the only woman in her graduate school program and what led her to...