Periodicity: The WSST Podcast
Before Lab Out Loud, we did a podcast for the Wisconsin Society of Science Teachers from 2006 to 2007. You can still find all the old episode below:
Periodicity 52: Yahoo! Teachers (June 22, 2007)
Our 52nd Episode! We celebrate a year of podcasting with an interview with Derek Baird. He talks to us about Yahoo’s soon-to-be-released service Yahoo! Teachers. Yahoo! Teachers lets you create projects, share with other teachers and network with teachers in your discipline.
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Periodicity 51: Swedish Science Teacher (June 13, 2007)
This week Periodicity goes the distance when we talk to Peter Whitley- science teacher from Sweden.
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Periodicity 50: Fly in to Teacher Day (June 7, 2007)
We talk about Teacher’s Day with Dr. Lee Siudzinski from the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA). Teacher’s Day is a special event held during AirVenture each year, providing educators and EAA members who work with youth an opportunity to learn and share activities that educate through aviation.
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Periodicity 49: New Science Teacher Academy (May 31, 2007)
NSTA Executive Director Gerry Wheeler discusses the New Science Teacher Academy. With support from The Amgen Foundation, the program will support new middle and secondary school science educators by providing opportunities for professional development such as online mentoring and financial support to attend NSTA’s national conference.
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Periodicity 48: Biotech and Science Communication (May 24, 2007)
Our guest this week is Dr. Michelle Arduengo. Michelle is a scientific communications specialist for a biotech company in Madison, WI. She will be giving us a recap of the 6th Annual International Bioethics Forum (see episode 42), and discussing the importance of science communication.
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Periodicity 47: Fish Virus (May 17, 2007)
Today we talk to Phil Moy (Fisheries and Aquatic Invasive Species Specialist at the UW Sea Grant Institute) about the spread of the Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia (VHS) virus in the Great Lakes and now into Lake Winnebago.
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Periodicity 46: Flock of Dodos (May 10, 2007)
Evolutionary biologist and filmmaker Randy Olson discusses his documentary, Flock of Dodos, which depicts the “evolution – intelligent design circus” in our country. Dodos will air May 17th on Showtime.
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Periodicity 45: WI Toyota TAPESTRY Awardee (May 4, 2007)
Dennis Rohr talks about winning the Toyota TAPESTRY Award for his groundwater testing project.
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Periodicity 44: John Whitsett (April 26, 2007)
We talk to John Whitsett, long time WSST member and current NSTA President, about his goals as president and the challenges science education faces.
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Periodicity 43: Bassam Shakhashiri (April 19, 2007)
Chemistry Professor Bassam Z. Shakhashiri discuss Science Literacy.
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Periodicity 42: Bioethics Forum (April 12, 2007)
Dr. Karin Borgh, Executive Director of the BioPharmaceutical Technology Center Institute (BTCI), talks to us about next week’s 6th Annual International Bioethics Forum.
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Periodicity 41: Harnessing Science Interest (April 5, 2007)
This week we spoke to Sylvester James Gates (Jim Gates) about how to harness the interest in topics like string theory to meet other educational goals.
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Periodicity 40: Body Worlds (March 29, 2007)
This week we discuss Bodyworlds, an exhibit by Gunther van Hagens currently at the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry.
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Periodicity 39: Writing Science (March 22, 2007)
Dr. Deborah Blum is our guest this week. Dr. Blum is a UW Madison journalism professor, career science writer and author.
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Periodicity 38: Discussing Fish (March 15, 2007)
This week we talk to Dr. Carole Baldwin. Dr. Baldwin is a systematic ichthyologist and star of the IMAX film titled Galapagos. She will be the keynote speaker at the WSST 2007 Convention on March 24th in Green Bay.
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Periodicity 37: Modeling Instruction (March 9, 2007)
Today we talk with Jane Jackson, co-director of the Modeling Instruction Program at Arizona State University.
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Periodicity 36: Movie for Math Class (March 1, 2007)
This week we talk to Dano Johnson and Jeffery Johnson, animator and director (respectively) of Flatland the Movie.
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Periodicity 35: Sean B. Carroll on Evolution (February 22, 2007)
Dr. Sean B. Carroll talks to us about evolution and its place in our classroom and society.
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Periodicity 34: Start a Cafe Scientifique (February 15, 2007)
Today we talk with Randy Landsberg, director for education and outreach with the Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics at the University of Chicago about Cafe Scientifique in Chicago.
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Periodicity 33: Ag Classes and Science (February 8, 2007)
This week we talk with Paul Larson (Freedom Middle/High School) about Agricultural Sciences and science credits for students.
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Periodicity 32: Stem Cell Road Show (February 1, 2007)
This week we talk with Tom Still, President of the Wisconsin Technology Council, about Wisconsin Edge- a traveling program to inform citizens about stem cell research.
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Periodicity 31: Remaking Glass (January 25, 2007)
This week we talk to Dr. Mark Ediger from UW Madison. Dr. Ediger’s research has lead to a new technique for make glass.
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Periodicity 30: BLAST– Balloon-borne Telescope (January 18, 2007)
Today we talk with Dr. Mark Devlin (Department of Physics and Astronomy at UPenn) about BLAST (Balloon-borne Large-Aperture Sub-millimeter Telescope).
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Periodicity 29: Truth about Boys and Girls (January 12, 2007)
This week we talk with Sara Mead (of Education Sector), author of The Truth of Boys and Girls.
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Periodicity 28: Teaching Plants (January 4, 2007)
This week we talk with Dr. Timothy Gerber from UW-La Crosse about the Teachers Using Living Plants (TULIP) project.
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Periodicity 27: Goodbye 2006 (December 29, 2006)
Brian and Dale discuss some of the important science stories of 2006.
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Periodicity 26: Nicholas Wade (December 21, 2006)
This week we talk to Nicholas Wade, author of “Before the Dawn: Recovering The Lost History of Our Ancestors” and science writer for the New York Times.
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Periodicity 25: Microbots (December 15, 2006)
This week we talk to Jean-Sebastien Plante from MIT about Microbots. Imagine sending not one or two robots to Mar but a thousand! Microbots may change the future of exploration.
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Periodicity 24: Snowflake Stamps (December 7, 2006)
Our guest this week is Dr. Kenneth Libbrecht. The US Postal Service is featuring his photographs of snowflakes on four stamps this winter holiday season.
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Periodicity 23: Cream Cheese (November 30, 2006)
This week we talk about the science of cream cheese, with Mercedes Brighenti from the Wisconsin Center for Dairy Research.
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Periodicity 22: State Science Fair (November 23, 2006)
This week we talk with Gary Stresman about the Badger State Science and Engineering Fair.
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Periodicity 21: Turkeys (November 16, 2006)
Scott Stankowski, from the Wisconsin chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation, joins us to talk about all things turkey. You can even hear some impressive turkey calls. Just in time for Thanksgiving.
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Periodicity 20: SESD (November 9, 2006)
Babette Moeller, president of Science Education for Students with Disabilities (SESD) joins Periodicity to discuss their organization.
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Periodicity 19: Car Crashes (November 3, 2006)
We are talking about car crashes this week on Periodicity. Our guest is Anne McCartt from the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety.
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Periodicity 18: Science Safety (October 26, 2006)
Periodicity goes on the road. On Oct. 16th we attended the Northeastern Wisconsin science forum on the UWGB campus. The topic of the evening was science safety presented by Pat Schlinder. We sat down with Pat after the presentation to discuss some of the highlights of his presentation.
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Periodicity 17: Mars Rovers (October 19, 2006)
This week we talk with Steve Squyres, principal investigator for the science payload on the Mars Exploration Rover Project, and Professor of Astronomy at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.
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Periodicity 16: whyfiles.org (October 12, 2006)
This week we talk to Terry Devitt at whyfiles.org about the past 10 years on the web.
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Periodicity 15: Chris Mooney (October 5, 2006)
Our guest Chris Mooney joins us to discuss SEforA.
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Periodicity 14: e. coli (September 28, 2006)
This week we discuss spinach and e. coli with Dr. Gregory Kleinheinz, associate professor of microbiology at UW Oshkosh and Director of the Environmental Microbiology Lab.
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Periodicity 13: Robotics Competitions (September 21, 2006)
In this episode we talk to Dr. Eric Brunsell, Assistant Professor of Science Education in UW La Crosse, about various robotics competitions throughout the state.
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Periodicity 12: Karyl Rosenberg (September 14, 2006)
This week we talk to Karyl Rosenberg– the District 6 representative of WSST.
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Periodicity 11: Emerald Ash Borer (September 7, 2006)
This week we learn about the Emerald Ash Borer from Linda Williams who is a Regional Forest Health Specialist for the DNR.
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Periodicity 10: Discovery World (August 31, 2006)
In episode 10 we talk to Liz Sutton from Discovery World at Pier Wisconsin in Milwaukee about their new location which is opening Sept. 9th.
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Periodicity 9: Pluto and Plutons (August 24, 2006)
This week on Periodicity we talk with Dr. Mode from UW Oshkosh regarding Plutons and Pluto’s status as a planet.
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Periodicity 8: Denise McCulley (August 17, 2006)
This week on Periodicity we talk to Denise McCulley– WSST’s District five representative.
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Periodicity 7: cheese waste into ethanol (August 10, 2006)
In this episode we talk to Joe Van Groll of DuBay Ingredients in Stratford Wisconsin. Van Groll has developed a technology that converts cheesewaste into ethanol.
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Periodicity 6: Science at the Movies (August 3, 2006)
In this episode, we discuss “An Inconvenient Truth” (which we saw today) and other upcoming science related movies.
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Periodicity 5: EAA Teacher Day (July 27, 2006)
In this episode we discuss Dale’s visit to EAA’s Teacher Day.
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Periodicity 4: NSTA in Toronto (July 21, 2006)
Our first international podcast! This week Brian and Dale are in Toronto, Canada for NSTA’s National Congress on Science Education.
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Periodicity 3: Discovery Education (June 13, 2006)
Our first interstate podcast! This week Brian is in Washington DC at the Discovery Communications Corporate Headquarters attending the first annual Discovery Educator Network Leadership Conference.
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Periodicity 2: In the News (July 6, 2006)
Shuttle launch, cancer treatment, troubles with nano, status of science in US
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Periodicity 1: Ten science stories (June 29, 2006)
Our first episode covers ten science stories in the news.
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