In this week’s Degrees of Science Chief Meteorologist Brady Taylor talks with Dr. Allison Leidner about the GLOBE Program. The Global learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) Program provides students and the public worldwide the opportunity to contribute to scientific research by making observations where they live. The GLOBE Program allow students to make observations in the classroom and for “citizen scientists” to contribute through their app.
In this week’s Degrees of Science, Meteorologist Camille Hoxworth talks one-on-one with Dr. Trey Cade,who is the Director of the Institute for Air Science at Baylor University. Dr. Cade has a passion for teaching and studying space weather. He tells us more about what space weather is and the impacts it can have on us and our way of life.
November is World Vegan Month in our newest episode of Degrees of Science, we found someone’s story who has garnered a lot of national attention for the work she is doing to shed a light on the vegan movement. Renee King, married a cattle rancher, turned vegan, and converted their ranch into a safe haven for farm animals…. something she never thought would happen. She advocates for alternative ways farmers can thrive and make money that don’t involve using livestock or animals. We talked to Renee about how it all got started and the work they are doing on the farm.
In this week’s Degrees of Science Chief Meteorologist Brady Taylor talks with Justin Weiss, who is a hobby beekeeper in North Texas who just wrote a book about the ABCs of Beekeeping. “B is for Beekeeping” goes through the alphabet to teach beekeeping terms. Justin talks about his book & more about these amazing insects that are critical to our ecosystem.
Collecting data from inside a hurricane is vital to providing accurate forecasts and to keep people in the storm's path safe. In this week’s Degrees of Science Chief Meteorologist Brady Taylor talks one-on-one with Hurricane Hunter Lt. Col. Jeremy DeHart. Hurricane Hunters fly planes straight through some of the strongest storms in the world. Lt. Col. DeHart gives us a first hand view of what it’s like inside these storms.
In this week’s Degrees of Science Chief Meteorologist Brady Taylor talks with Baylor Geologists Dr. Kenny Befus & Dr. James Thompson, who just returned from studying the Fagradalsfjall volcano in Iceland. As part of their research they were using drones to measure lava temperatures, in order to help model the flow of the lava.
In this week’s Degrees of Science, Meteorologist Brady Taylor talks one-on-one with former NASA Astronaut Dr. Bernard Harris. Dr. Harris, who was born in Central Texas, was the first African American Astronaut to perform a space walk. Dr. Harris served on two space shuttle missions and spent 18 days in space. After his Astronaut career, Dr. Harris has worked to promote the growth of STEM education for underrepresented kids.
September 29 is World Heart Day! Mackenzie Tannhouser has an amazing Heart Day story, as she is not only a heart transplant recipient, but now she works to help people with cardiovascular health conditions as a biomedical engineer. Mackenzie received her heart transplant at age 17, giving her a second chance at life and inspiring her to pursue a career in a STEM related field. Mackenzie is also an advocate for young women who are considering STEM careers.
In this week’s Degrees of Science Chief Meteorologist Brady Taylor talks one-on-one with Dr. Jessie Christiansen, who has one of the coolest job titles in all of science. She is a Planet Hunter for NASA’s Exoplanet Science Institute. Dr. Christiansen is also deeply involved with promoting STEM education for underrepresented kids and minorities. On top of all of that she was named as a 2022 TED Fellow.