Sci & Tell is an audio/visual initiative that highlights first-person accounts, straight from scientists. Listen below to our first episodes of this season, sponsored by NASA, and be on the lookout for more content like drawings, photos, biographies, and more!
As much as Prosanta Chakrabarty loves his job as an ichthyology professor at LSU, his favorite part of the job is making human connections while doing fieldwork around the world. We talked to Prosanta about knowing he wanted to be a zoologist from a young age, discovering new fish around the world, and partying in the middle of the Amazon River.
If you think of any NASA project from the last 30 years, chances are Ed Weiler, former Associate Administrator of Science, worked on it. We were lucky enough to talk to him on Sci & Tell, where he shared some fascinating stories about working on everything from the Hubble Telescope to the Mars program.
A big part of Mónica Feliú-Mójer’s life mission is to help use science communication as a tool for equity and inclusion. We talked to her about the "scientists without a title" she grew up around in rural Puerto Rico, work-life integration (not work-life balance), and how your cultures and identities absolutely matter in science, despite common belief.
While many of us have anything but "typical" paths through science, few have taken as many unexpected turns as Melissa's.
If Sharmila wasn't Program Scientist for Space Biology at NASA Headquarters, perhaps she would've been a theater actress. And while her contributions on stage would likely be legendary, we're happy to have her at NASA learning about how space affects (human and other) biology.
How does one go from being a B+ student who got dressed down by her 8th grade softball coach to the Division Director of the Earth Science Division at NASA? Find out from our inaugural interview with Karen.