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If you want to learn about current science and be informed about the latest trends in science education, Superheroes of Science is for you! Purdue University College of Science Outreach Coordinators, Steven and Sarah, interview scientists to discover what they are currently researching and how they first got involved in science. Current topics for today's K-12 science classroom will also be discussed.

If you want to learn about current science and be informed about the latest trends in science education, Superheroes of Science is for you! Purdue University College of Science Outreach Coordinators, Steven and Sarah, interview scientists to discover what they are currently researching and how they first got involved in science. Current topics for today's K-12 science classroom will also be discussed.
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If you want to learn about current science and be informed about the latest trends in science education, Superheroes of Science is for you! Purdue University College of Science Outreach Coordinators, Steven and Sarah, interview scientists to discover what they are currently researching and how they first got involved in science. Current topics for today's K-12 science classroom will also be discussed.

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Episodes

Episode 10: Marissa Tremblay

10/14/2019
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Assistant Professor Marissa Tremblay is a noble gas geochemist and geomorphologist interested in understanding the physical and chemical processes shaping planetary surfaces. She started her studies at Barnard College of Columbia University and earned her Ph.D. at the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Tremblay discusses what are noble gases, heating rocks with lasers, meteorites, and the journey that led her to be an Assistant Professor at Purdue...

Duration:00:32:28

Episode 9: John Cushman

10/7/2019
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Professor John Cushman is a University Distinguished Professor of Earth and Atmospheric Science and Professor of Mathematics. The focus of Professor Cushman's research is the physics of fluids in porous media and is currently working on a new type of electric vehicle power using “refillable” technology. https://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2019/Q1/refillable-technology-could-provide-enough-energy-to-drive-an-electric-car-up-to-3,000-miles.html .

Duration:00:27:52

Episode 8: Sri Iyer-Biswas

9/30/2019
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Purdue University Assistant Professor of Physics, Sri Iyer-Biswas, addresses the question from the perspective of a physicist: What is life? Professor Iyer-Biswas runs a question-driven lab with the goal of applying equations and rules to real-world phenomena. Overcoming cultural obstacles, Sri was determined to succeed in a male-dominant environment. She discusses the challenges involved with looking for patterns in data and gives advice for learning to become better at asking questions.

Duration:00:40:53

Episode 7: David Eichinger

9/23/2019
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Purdue University Associate Professor of Curriculum and Instruction, David Eichinger, speaks about his work with pre-service elementary teachers and his journey to become an educator of educators.

Duration:00:33:26

Episode 6: Dan Chavas

9/15/2019
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Purdue University Assistant Professor of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, Dan Chavas, researches severe weather, tornadoes, hurricanes and works on answering such questions as why do we have close to 100 hurricanes per year (globally) instead of 10 or even 1,000 hurricanes? Dan talks about the use of climate models to study weather, and why eastern North America is such a hotspot for severe thunderstorms and tornadoes on Earth.

Duration:00:26:10

Episode 5: Christina Li

9/9/2019
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Purdue University Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Christina Li, discusses her path to studying electrocatalysis. How many lithium ion batteries would it take to power a car? Will science bring us the technology of a flux capacitor in the next 50-100 years? Join us to discover the answers to these questions and more!

Duration:00:22:06

Episode 4: Phil Sands

9/2/2019
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Purdue University College of Science K-12 Outreach Coordinator for the Department of Computer Science, Phil Sands, provides insights on what the 2016 Academic Standards for Computer Science mean for Indiana science teachers. Phil gives encouragement and suggestions for implementing these standards, along with his own insights for teaching Computer Science in the K-12 arena.

Duration:00:32:10

Episode 3: Lucy Flesch

8/28/2019
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Purdue University Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences, Lucy Flesch, discusses her path to research in the geosciences. Like ‘Incredibles’ Elastigirl, Lucy has the power to answer her child’s text about lost cross-country equipment from the Tibetan plateau.

Duration:00:30:02

Episode 2: Darryl Granger

8/26/2019
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Purdue University Professor of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences, Darryl Granger, discusses his adventures with National Geographic, caving, and radioactive dating. He might not be Reed Richards from the Fantastic Four, but this superhero can fit his body through a space the size of a sheet of paper!

Duration:00:27:10

Episode 1: Corey Thompson

8/22/2019
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Purdue University Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Corey Thompson, discusses how he got into the field of solid-state chemistry. Join us as we learn the backstory of this superhero's adventure of becoming a professor of chemistry.

Duration:00:29:38