Episode 16 – Building Connections in Science Education

http://media.libsyn.com/media/wsst/nstalol16.mp3   For this episode, we chatted with Dr. Karen Harpp, Associate Professor in Geology at Colgate University in New York. Dr. Harpp talked with us about her research, science outreach and creating connections between science teachers and researchers. Colgate Geology Karen Harpp’s Homepage Volcanoes in the Classroom: A Simulation of an Eruption Column Dive and Discover: Interview with Geochemist […]

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Episode 15 – Expelled Exposed

http://media.libsyn.com/media/wsst/nstalol15.mp3   In response to the movie Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed, we decided to talk with someone who has invested her life defending evolution. Dr. Eugenie Scott, Director for the National Center for Science Education, talks to us about the movie, the NCSE response, and the place of evolution in science education. National Center for Science Education Expelled Exposed: Flunked, […]

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Episode 14 – Bill Nye Talks About Energy and More

http://media.libsyn.com/media/wsst/nstalol14.mp3   For our contribution to Earth Day, we had the opportunity to chat with Bill Nye about his new show on the new Planet Green channel called Stuff Happens. Preview from the Show: I’m doing this other thing called “Stuff Happens? for the Discovery Channel. It’s strictly for a new channel Discovery is re-purposing – they’re calling it “Planet […]

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Episode 13 – The Who and What of the Why Files

http://media.libsyn.com/media/wsst/nstalol13.mp3 This week we talk to Terry Devitt from WhyFiles.org. Preview from the Show: Our primary mission is to look at what is going on in the world every week and find some corner of the scientific enterprise that lends itself to a public conversation about science, and then we drill down into that, to contact the best experts that […]

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Episode 12 – Skepticism and the Bad Astronomer

http://media.libsyn.com/media/wsst/nstalol12.mp3   Today’s guest calls himself the Bad Astronomer. Phil Plait is an astronomer, an author, and a well-known blogger at www.badastronomy.com. Phil talks to us about myths and skepticism in the science classroom. Preview from the show: Plait: I am in fact a skeptic. In the public mind – if you ask somebody “what’s a skeptic” – most people […]

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Episode 11 – Death of the Chemistry Set

http://media.libsyn.com/media/wsst/nstalol11.mp3 This week we talk with Steve Silberman, contributing editor for Wired Magazine. Steve talks to us about the demise of the chemistry set (as related to his article Don’t Try this at Home) and what that might mean for the future of scientific curiosity in our children. Preview from the Show: In the last few years, a kind of […]

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Episode 10 – Boston Here we Come

http://media.libsyn.com/media/wsst/nstalol10.mp3 Get a preview of what’s in store for you at the 2008 National Conference on Science Education, as we chat with conference chair Joyce Croce. New to an NSTA Conference? Visit the NSTA Conferences Newcomer’s Page Attend the First-Timers Session: Thursday, March 27th 8:00-9:00, repeated on Thursday, March 27th 3:30-4:30 free Conference Links Boston Convention Center Conference Registration Hotel […]

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Episode 9 – Blogging with PZ Myers

http://media.libsyn.com/media/wsst/nstalol9.mp3   In this episode, we chat with PZ Myers – lead author of the blog Pharyngula (Pharyngula is hosted at Science Blogs – a project from Seed Magazine). Myers is a biologist and associate professor at the University of Minnesota, Morris. Contact Information at UM Morris Curriculum Vitae Personal Page Profile on Nature Network Pharyngula Galleries Articles written by […]

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Episode 8 – The Future of Particle Physics

http://media.libsyn.com/media/wsst/nstalol8.mp3   In this episode, Dale talks with physicist Don Lincoln of the DZero detector experiment at Fermilab National Accelerator Laboratories. Don talks about physics, Fermilab, his books, and some opportunities for teachers and students with QuarkNet. Preview from the Show: Basler: Can you give us an overview of what the [Fermilab] does, and what the facility’s goals are? Lincoln: […]

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Episode 7 – Cloning Monkey Embryos

http://media.libsyn.com/media/wsst/nstalol7.mp3   On this week’s episode, we talk with Dr. Shoukhrat Mitalipov. Dr. Mitalipov is an Assistant Scientist and a Co-Director of the Assisted Reproductive Technologies and Embryonic Stem Cell Core Laboratory at the Oregon National Primate Research Center, Oregon Health & Science University. We talk with Dr. Mitalipov about his recent breakthrough in cloning monkey embryos and the scientific […]

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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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