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Tina Nova, President and CEO of Molecular Stethoscope, Inc, wows an auditorium full of high school girls with stories of leaving her small town as a teenager for a life in science, entrepreneurship, and betting big on the future. Spoiler Alert: She succeeded! Nova was the keynote presentation for "Women in Biotech," sponsored by the STEAM Leadership Series. Recorded on 11/17/2015.

Some 300 San Diego Unified high school students learn about STEAM career experiences from five innovators who present new technologies including electric cars, satellites that provide internet connections to airplanes and other moving vehicles, an algae-fueled Baja 1000 motorcycle, and state-of-the art bicycles.

Mitchell Stevens - Stanford University, Barbara Bichelmeyer - University of Missouri, Kansas City, Steven Brint - University of California, Riverside discuss how to effect change in higher education. Moderator, Rory Hume. Recorded on 03/11/2016.

Involved college parents-frequently referred to as "helicopters"-are often derided as pesky interlopers who micromanage their children's lives and make excessive demands on school decision makers. Laura Hamilton, Associate Professor of Sociology at UC Merced, discusses if these parents damage their children and burden universities or if they are a benefit. Recorded on 04/18/2016.
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