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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...
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-...
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...
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.
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.
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,...
Rachel Schonbaum (20) speaks with her friend Jacob Shkrob (20) about their relationship, school, their lives during the pandemic, and what they hope for the future.
Michael Hesse is the Director of Science at NASA’s Ames Research Center, focusing on space biological science. We talked to him about being a good leader, doing science all over the world, and the joys of racing cars.
Friends Yvonne Rodriguez (47) and Jesús Pando (54) talk about going to college in their 30s, majoring in Physics, their ethnic backgrounds and their family.
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...
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.”
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.