Meet scientists and engineers in their native habitats...
...the lab and/or the field.
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.
Check out the videos below, or on our YouTube playlist, to get inspired about various careers in STEM. Each complete episode is accompanied by short highlight videos that offer a quick glimpse into the plethora of fields and topics that you can study about or even enjoy as a career! If you have any questions, please contact young adult services librarian, Rosalie Abbott, for more information.
See below for a list of previous episodes, highlight videos, and corresponding exercises!
Link to MOAS PLAYLIST
Episode 1: Hannah Salafia
Sonoma Water Agency
Episode 3: Dr. Daniel Soto
Sonoma State University
- Highlight Video: Social Justice and Science
- Exercise: Instructor Guide
- Exercise: Conceptual Questions & Quantitative Exercise to Measure Power Use
Episode 5: Brandon Postlethwaite
Episode 7: Bay Area Air Quality Management District
Episode 9: Dr. Pamela Ronald
American Plant Pathologist & Geneticist, UC Davis
Episode 10: Maile Arnold
Horticulturalist & Biochemist
- Highlight Video: Why Farmers Like to Plan Seeds Resistant to Disease and Stress
Episode 11: Rad Sommer
Optical Engineer & Bodega Bay Marine Lab Experiments
Episode 12: Dan Ferlito
- Highlight Video: Citizen Scientist
Episode 13: Katherine Wentz, Climate Scientist
Episode 14: Amy Laverdiere
Episode 17: Shelly Spriggs
Wildlife Program Manager
Episode 19: Zach Tolby
National Weather Service
Episode 21: Devon Price
Software Engineer & Web Developer
- Highlight Video: Be Curious & Share
Episode 22: Anne Crealock
Episode 23: Steve McKagen
Episode 24: Dr. Randy Morgenstein
- Highlight Video: Exploring STEM Careers
Episode 25: Nick Meyers & Casey Glaubman
Avalanche Forecasting and Mountain Rescue
- Highlight Video: Avalanche & Mountain Rescue Q&A
Episode 26: Dr. Glenn Brassington
In Pursuit of Peak Performance
- Highlight Video: Finding Success
Episode 27: Alex Katz
Roblox software engineer
Episode 29: Jacob Aman
Episode 30: Mia Ludlow
Registered Nurse/Nurse Practitioner
Episode 31: Liz Martins & Kate Remsen
Audubon Canyon Ranch's mountain lion research
Episode 33: Sabrina Manna and Chloe Ghent
Research at UC San Francisco
Episode 35: Ami Lyons
The Science of Exercise
Episode 37: Morris Brink
Episode 39: Hattie Brown
Natural Resource Management
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
MOAS in the News!
- Getting Sonoma Teens into the Mind of a Scientist! - Urban Libraries Council
- Virtual science program introduces students to engineers and scientists. - Sonoma Index-Tribune
- UC High School Articulation Bulletin Spotlight - University of California