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Episode Info: How can teachers expose their students to more engineering role models? What do they do if they don’t have time to arrange visits and field trips? That’s where Sarah McAnulty comes in. Sarah is a biology PhD student who also recently started Skype a Scientist, which is a free program to match scientists and engineers with K-12 classrooms. Sarah spoke with us about how the program helps more students get authentic interactions with STEM professionals. Mentioned in this episode: • Skype a Scientist: https://www.skypeascientist.com/ • About Sarah McAnulty: https://about.me/SarahMcAnulty • Hawaiian bobtail squid: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Euprymna_scolopes • Sarah’s lab at the University of Connecticut: http://nyholmlab.uconn.edu/people/ • Email the program: skypeascientist@gmail.com Our closing music is called “I Miss You” by Soirée, used with permission, and you can find more of Soirée’s music on SoundCloud, user “soireebeats”: https://soundcloud.com/soireebeats Subscribe and find more podcast information at: http://www.k12engineering.net. The K12 Engineering Education Podcast is a production of Pios Labs: http://www.pioslabs.com. Support Pios Labs at: https://www.patreon.com/pioslabs Also check out these projects from Pios Labs: • Workshops and Professional Development: http://www.pioslabs.com/workshops/ • Electronic Quilts Curriculum Design: http://www.pioslabs.com/equilts.html • Guidebook “Engineer’s Guide to Improv and Art Games” by Pius Wong, on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other retailers: http://www.pioslabs.com/improv4design.htmlRead more »

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