We will be meeting scientists and engineers
In their native habitats...the lab and/or the field... Join us!
Mind of a Scientist is an opportunity for high school students--and science lovers of all ages--to experience a day in the life of a scientist.
Each week, we will venture out to meet scientists and engineers presenting live from their labs or the field. These science & engineering professionals will share the adventures they experience in their various professions and answer student questions. Each week we host a fun and interesting webinar-style Zoom presentation, which will later be uploaded here Wednesday (one week after the actual zoom presentation takes place).
Link to MOAS PLAYLIST
- Stolen Land
- Boating in the Laguna
- Wildlife Corridors
- Data Science, Physics, and Stats
- Extreme Adventure and Risk Assessment
- NEON! Q&A
- Fun with Fluorescence
- Youth Activism in Science
- Q&A with Rob Nelson, NASA Jet Propulsion Lab
- Measuring Sea Ice
- Good News in Climate Science
- The Science of Mushrooms
- Citizen Scientist
- Why Farmers Like to Plan Seeds Resistant to Disease and Stress
- Making the Discovery
- Plant Genetics in the Lab
- What are Your Core Strengths
- What Does it Take to Become a Scientist?
- The Number$ - Ag Biotech
- Scandals in Air Quality
- Dimensional Analysis & Air Quality
- Ethical Issues in R&D
- Curiosity & Failures
- Ham Radio
- Why Lettuce?
- Why Engineering?
- Radio Physics
- Tips & Tricks for Job Seekers
- College Advice from a Chemist
- Social Justice and Science
- Dr. Daniel Soto, Sonoma State University
- Instructor Guide, Conceptual Questions & Quantitative Exercise to Measure Power Use
- Dr. Beth Rowan, UC Davis Genome Center
- Seed Germination Test Instructions, Seed Germination & Longevity Worksheet
- Dr. Pamela Ronald, American Plant Pathologist & Geneticist, UC Davis
- Maile Arnold, Horticulturalist & Biochemist
- Rad Sommer, Optical Engineer & Bodega Bay Marine Lab Experiments
- Dan Ferlito, Citizen Scientist
- Katherine Wentz, Climate Scientist
- Shelly Spriggs, Wildlife Program Manager at the Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation
Our primary goals:
To inspire and spread the love & curiosity of science among west county teens. To help students learn about various scientific disciplines with lessons, fun & interesting interactive experiments & activities, and hands-on/project-based educational experiences. We will also be highlighting 'a day in the life' of a local science professional -- offering insight into career opportunities.
To offer opportunities for teens to connect and engage with the world of science--so that they may see how it is interwoven within the fabric of our everyday experiences. Igniting the interest and imaginations of high school students. Benefits range from students learning one (or hopefully more!) new concept to a student who is motivated to dedicate their life to working in a science-based career or supporting causes with a scientific foundation.
This is a collaboration between Orchard View School Science Faculty member, Milo Mitchel, the Sebastopol Library/Sonoma County Library, and Shasta Public Libraries. For more information, contact Young Adult Services Librarian Rosalie Abbott: email@example.com