Paul Vey interview
November 29, 2017 App Interview

Askin my Great Grandmother some questions about her and her child hood.

A Gypsy’s Life

This interview takes a dive into the life of my mom, a hard-working English teacher who has had quite the life. You'll learn about someone who has had a ton of turns in her life, moved all over the place,...

"If I can be welcomed in this group, doing this work, maybe they can too." an interview with David Crisp

David Crisp, senior research scientist at NASA, recounted his adventures, from going from a physics education major who had a paper on Venus winds published by Carl Sagan to a doctoral student at Princeton to helping fix Hubble. He described...

"Think about your strengths and how you can utilize those strengths." an interview with Haojia Abby Ren

From her teaching position at National Taiwan University, Haojia Abby Run is studying nitrogen-related pollution by fossil fuels and fertilizers and warning people in Taiwan of its damage to the ocean. A female Asian oceanographer, who grew up in China’s...

"Titan is a natural laboratory in synthesis of organic chemicals." an interview with Connor Nixon

Conor Nixon, a space scientist at NASA--Goddard Space Flight Center, discusses his work studying the outer planets. Watching the Cosmos show growing up interested him in the solar system and he's been studying the outer planets most of his life....

Interview with my aunt

We discussed a few questions about her life, for example memories she treasured and how she would like to be remembered. Sitting and talking with a loved one is always the best way to bond, no matter what you talk...

Life of Gonzalo Castro

We discussed national events that occurred throughout his lifetime and how he experienced them. He shed light on his views of said events.

"It’s Always Sunny in Climate Science." an interview with Phil Mote

Is it a good time to be a climate scientist? Yes, says Phil Mote, Director Oregon Climate Change Research Institute at Oregon State University. Predictions over the past 40 years are coming true and while some look at that with...

"We must never forget about the free-thinking in science." an interview with Chris Ballentine

Chris Ballentine, University of Oxford, discusses his work as "helium hunter," seeking global reserves of Helium, significant as a natural resource-limited in its scope. Chris discusses geopolitics and the need for the market to drive the search for helium which...

"Jana Martella and Chris Martella (Accidental Part 2!)

Jana Martella (65) continues to talk to her son Chris Martella (31) about her work in early childhood education policy, the continuing state of inequity, and people who have influenced her.

MICHAEL SULLIVAN SMITH (PART ONE)

"Once I got married, I had more than just a beagle to keep me warm. That winter, everyone started putting heat in." Michael Sullivan Smith moved to upstate New York in March 1969 into a crumbling resort with no heat,...

"AGU is interdisciplinary, [it] helps breaks down the disciplinary stovepipe we often get into." an interview with Jim Irons

Jim Irons grew up in the 1960s and 1970s in Cleveland when environmental conservation was becoming more important for society, but it wasn’t until the Cuyahoga River in his hometown of Cleveland caught on fire in 1969 that his desire...

Interviewing grandpa about his orphanage days

Seven year old Dalia interviews her 80 year old grandpa about growing up in a New York orphanage.

"When I was young, I always wanted to play pro baseball, soccer, or basketball" an interview Paul Newman

Paul Newman, Chief Scientist for Earth Science at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and the co-chair to the Montreal Protocol, is one of the planet’s top ozone watchdogs – a self-described detective who looks for any chemicals which may deplete...

"Pollution is not a local issue, it's a global issue." an interview with Mei Zheng

Mei Zheng studies and teaches atmospheric science at Peking University. She’s passionate about training the next generation of scientists, and ensuring that everyone has access to clean air. “A teacher’s job is to encourage, inspire, and challenge students to do...

“I was drawn to geophysics because, through technology, you can look at the things you’re studying.” An interview with John Booker Grab

John Booker Grab grew up in New Mexico and remembers, at the age of 8, running out the back door into the Santa Fe National Forest to go and collect fossils. He then went on to study at Montana State...

"My greatest contribution is the students that come through my program." an interview with Emily Schaller

Emily Schaller, project manager at NASA's National Suborbital Research Center at Ames, discusses her Ph.D. work studying the clouds on Titan and her work as a science and education. She recalled how as a young child, she would study illustrations...

Mom’s Interview

My mom, Lori Walker-Sparks, tells her story about the day of the September 11th attacks. Lori worked at Dulles airport at the time when the attacks happened, so she tells her very personal memories of that day.

Leonard Landau and Lauren Landau

Lauren M. Landau (30) speaks with her grandfather, Leonard M. Landau (99), about his childhood in the Bronx, serving in London and France during World War II, and getting by during COVID-19 compared to the Great Depression.