Bill and Chad talk about Bill’s time at NC State.

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.

Interview with my Physics Teacher

Interview with Mr. Murray, my 11th grade physics teacher

"Just be really excited about what you're going to learn." An Interview with Peter Michelson

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...

"When I was a child I always loved nature — I [knew] I wanted to become a scientist." A conversation with Stephanie Marie Ortiz Rosario.

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-...

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"The 6 Mentors You Meet in Life" an interview with Chuck McClain

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,...

Mr. Possehl

Conversation With My. Possehl

Psychology Interview

I asked 5 questions then we went into conversation.

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Rachel Schonbaum and Jacob Shkrob

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.

“If you’re not failing, you’re not researching.” An Interview with Michael Hesse

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.

FYS Interview about the theme of creativity questions with Scott Fredericks by Kristen Penny

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...

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Kryszelda Mendoza and Jhaleh Akhavan

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.

The scientific career of Stuart Yaniger

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.

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Michael Brown and Greta Peters

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...

The Great Thanksgiving Listen 2019

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.

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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.

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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.