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Virtual Reality in the Classroom -- Sally Ride Science STEAM Series
9/29/2017
Why just read about ancient Rome when you can walk the cobbled streets as if you were really there? That's the promise of virtual reality, augmented reality and mixed reality in today's classrooms. While the idea of strapping on goggles to virtually visit the Colosseum or go inside a molecule sounds like the stuff of science fiction, the technology to do just that is becoming more popular and available every day. Yes, there are plenty of obstacles from cost to teacher training but using...
Honoring Sally: Tam O'Shaughnessy Aboard the R/V Sally Ride
9/1/2017
In this candid and heartwarming interview, Tam O'Shaughnessy, the life partner of the late astronaut Sally Ride, describes her long relationship with the first American woman in space. From their days on the teen tennis circuit in California through Sally's historic flights on the Space Shuttle Challenger to their parallel academic careers and later, founding their own company, Tam tells how their deep friendship blossomed over time into a romance that ended with Sally's death from cancer in...
Education By Design -- Sally Ride Science STEAM Series
6/16/2017
Design thinking -- it's a popular buzzword these days, with companies from IBM to GE using this approach to develop innovative products and reinvigorate their operations. But what exactly is design thinking and why is it playing an increasingly important role in K-12 education? Design thinking, or human-centered design, is all about focusing on the needs of people to ensure that the correct problem is being solved in the most effective way. With critical thinking skills becoming increasingly...
Research and Action that Goes Beyond the University: The 27th Annual Urban Expo
5/12/2017
Where the built environment meets the heart of communities is the Urban Studies and Planning Program. Meet the dedicated students, faculty, and community groups who are working together to create cities that help people thrive. Gabriele Wienhausen also discusses innovating how we teach and learn through significant and positive change.
The New Frontiers of Design with Paola Antonelli
4/14/2017
Paola Antonelli, the senior curator of the Department of Architecture and Design at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, delves into design's many directions and into its future. She takes us on a fascinating tour of design to ask some very serious questions.
Equity in STEAM Education -- Sally Ride Science STEAM Series
4/7/2017
In today's global economy, a high-quality education is no longer just a pathway to success it is a prerequisite. Because economic progress and educational achievement go hand in hand, educating every American student for success in a new workforce is a national imperative. However, there are wide disparities in which students have access to advanced science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) education subjects critical to future success. In this inaugural Sally Ride STEAM...
Going STRONG: Using Personal Assessment Tools To Chart Your Path
4/7/2017
What do you truly want to be when you grow up, regardless of where you are right now? Or how would you rather be earning a living? To find a career path, and ultimately a job that suits your interests and values, career counselors nationwide offer personality assessment tools such as the Strong Interest Inventory and the SuperStrong. In "Going Strong," professional development experts explore how and why these assessments work, both for students who may be selecting majors or...
High Notes: The Case for Music Education -- The STEAM Channel
3/3/2017
Students, administrators and academic researchers demonstrate the value of learning music in school as they show improvements in English and Math test scores, class attendance rates, cognitive development, self-esteem and the ability to work with others. Featured are Francisco Escobedo, the superintendent of the Chula Vista Elementary School District; UC San Diego cognitive scientists Terry Jernigan and John Iversen; and young musicians participating in the Community Opus Project, an in-school...
SALTO - Berkeley's Leaping Robot
2/10/2017
Robotics at UC Berkeley have designed a small robot that can leap into the air and then spring off a wall, or perform multiple vertical jumps in a row, resulting in the highest robotic vertical jumping agility ever recorded. The agility of the robot opens new pathways of locomotion that were not previously attainable. The researchers hope that one day this robot and other vertically agile robots can be used to jump around rubble in search and rescue missions.
Berkeley Students Mentor Future Engineers
11/11/2016
With the help of UC Berkeley mentors, Bay Area high school students gather at UC Berkeley's Lawrence Hall of Science to pit the robots they had built against one another.
From the Skies to the Streets: STEAM Leaders Aboard the USS Midway -- The STEAM Leadership Series -- STEAM Channel
6/20/2016
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.
Beth Simon -- The Constellation: Sally Ride Science Conversations
6/3/2016
Computer scientist and educator Beth Simon of UC San Diego argues against old-school teaching styles and instead offers fresh ways to keep tech-phobic students engaged in class. Siimon is presented as part of The Constellation, a series of interviews hosted by Sally Ride Science @ UC San Diego.
Margaret Leinen of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography -- The Constellation: Sally Ride Science Conversations
2/26/2016
Margaret Leinen, a paleo-oceanographer and climatologist who is now the director of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, shares tales of leading the University of California's delegation to the Paris Climate Conference, the career path that began in the Midwest and moved out to sea, and her excitement about the imminent arrival of the Research Vessel Sally Ride, named for the late astronaut who was the first American woman in space. Leinen speaks with Karen Flammer, the director of...
Women in Biotech: STEAM Leadership Series -- The STEAM Channel
1/18/2016
Heartily dismissing negative stereotypes of scientists, biotech entrepreneur Tina Nova and Salk Institute professor Janelle Ayres rocked an auditorium full of high school girls with stories of how hard work and confidence led to their joyful lives and satisfying careers in science. Following these two keynotes, Ayres joined Salk senior scientist Carol Marchetto and Natalie Calatayud and Kaitlin Croyle of the San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research as they each shared their own paths...
Women in Biotech: Tina Nova
1/15/2016
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.
Fernando Aguerre -- Riding the Wave of Ingenuity - The STEAM Leadership Series -- The STEAM Channel
10/19/2015
Reef co-founder Fernando Aguerre urges high school students to follow their hearts as he recounts how his love for surfing and his desire to live near his brother in California led him to leave Argentina and build a hugely successful career as a surf brand entrepreneur. Then, he recalls, with plenty of money but little time for a personal lives, the brothers sold the business, allowing Fernando to pursue his passion for spreading surfing around the world as president of the International Surfing...
John Gartman -- Riding the Wave of Ingenuity: Part 2 The STEAM Leadership Series -- The STEAM Channel
10/19/2015
Nationally acclaimed intellectual property lawyer John Gartman, past-president of the Invention Foundation, reveals the secrets that cause creativity, innovation, and success to students at Mission Bay High School in San Diego. Gartman's presentation is the fourth in The STEAM Leadership Series, featuring speakers in conversation with students about embracing creativity in learning. Lead sponsors for The STEAM Leadership Series include Intellectual Capital, Kids Eco Club, the San Diego Unified...
Pay Attention - The Stuart Collection at UC San Diego
9/18/2015
Established in 1982, the Stuart Collection at UC San Diego is a unique assembly of commissioned works by leading contemporary artists, including Niki de Saint Phalle, Robert Irwin, Bruce Nauman, and William Wegman. Each project is tailored for a specific site on the 1200-acre campus, and the diversity of forms, materials, and scale reflect and enhance the topographical and architectural distinctiveness of UC San Diego. Many of the artists who have designed works for the Collection are seldom...
Drones on the USS Midway: STEAM Leadership Series -- The STEAM Channel
6/19/2015
"It's not taking pilots out of planes. It's putting propellers on smart phones." So says Chris Anderson, co-founder of 3D Robotics describing "Solo," the world's first Smart Drone. Anderson was among a group of leading engineers in unmanned aerial vehicles gathered on the USS Midway to inspire San Diego students to consider careers in high technology. Others on board included Mike Atwood and Darren Moe of General Atomics describing the military missions of the...
Cindy Marten on the USS Midway
6/19/2015
San Diego Unified School District Superintendent Cindy Marten welcomes students to a program on drones and other unmanned aerial vehicles on the deck of the USS Midway. This clip is an excerpt from "Drones on the USS Midway," featuring leaders from 3D Robotics, General Atomics, Northrop Grumman and more engaging with students interested in STEAM careers involving science, technology, engineering, arts and math.
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