Episode 5 – Sir Alec Jeffries and DNA Fingerprinting

http://media.libsyn.com/media/wsst/nstalol5.mp3   Professor Sir Alec Jeffries talks to us about the discovery of DNA fingerprinting, its uses/abuses and its impact on society. Preview from the Show: I’ve been called the father of DNA fingerprinting – I think grandfather is more appropriate. So basically the baby has grown up and spawned its own offspring – so I’m now granddad – and […]

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Episode 4 – The Science Education Myth

http://media.libsyn.com/media/wsst/nsta_lol4.mp3   This week we talk with Vivek Wadhwa, columnist for Business Week, Wertheim Fellow at the Harvard Law School and executive in residence at Duke University. Wadhwa will be discussing his recent article (The Science Education Myth) regarding science education in the United States. Preview from the show: “It’s commonly accepted that the U.S. is falling behind other countries […]

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Episode 3 – Steve Squyres and Roving Mars

http://media.libsyn.com/media/wsst/nsta_lol3.mp3   This week we talk with Steve Squyres, principal investigator for the science payload on the Mars Exploration Rover Project, & Professor of Astronomy at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. Preview from the show: We have been so incredibly lucky with this mission. I mean, to have that dead wheel, which we thought was a catastrophe at the […]

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Episode 2 – Biologist Sean B. Carroll

http://media.libsyn.com/media/wsst/nstalol2.mp3   Dr. Sean B. Carroll (Professor of Molecular Biology and Genetics and an Investigator with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute at the University of Wisconsin) talks to us about evolution, his new project, and science literacy. Preview from the show: What I am very convinced of, from all sorts of experiences of trying to communicate science, is that storytelling […]

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Episode 1 – Introductions and Gerry Wheeler

http://media.libsyn.com/media/wsst/nsta_lol1.mp3   Meet the hosts of NSTA’s Lab Out Loud podcast – Dale Basler and Brian Bartel. Later, we chat with NSTA Executive Director Gerry Wheeler, as he reflects on Sputnik and its impact on science education, the importance of science literacy and 21st century skills, and how NSTA is helping science teachers both young and old. WSST The Wisconsin […]

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Periodicity 30: BLAST– Balloon-borne Telescope

A Weekly Podcast from the Wisconsin Society of Science Teachers Find more Periodicity Episodes Today we talk with Dr. Mark Devlin (Department of Physics and Astronomy at UPenn) about BLAST (Balloon-borne Large-Aperture Sub-millimeter Telescope). Running Time: 23:50 http://media.libsyn.com/media/wsst/periodicity3001182007.mp3 Show Notes: 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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