Lunch With a Scientist
Monaliza Noor shares her work in solid waste management, particularly on a project related to a law requiring Californians to recycle organic materials by 2022.
Lunch With A Scientist: exposure to working STEM professionals
Each week we’ll introduce students to a new scientist who will present their research and answer questions from the audience. This is a great way to still give students exposure to science-related careers while learning remotely.
Worksheets: Below each talk is a downloadable worksheet and vocabulary list related to the talk.
Search the library: find a specific talk by checking out this spreadsheet.
Want to bring a specific scientist to your classroom? We can arrange a video meeting with a scientist from a field that matches your curriculum, and have your students submit questions they’ll answer after the presentation. Download our program proposal form for more information, or schedule a meeting with us below to discuss.
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We want to expose even more students to science careers through these talks. To make the easily searchable, we want to create a standalone virtual library. In order to build this library and still keep the program free, we need your help! Donate to help students become inspired about STEM careers through Lunch With A Scientist.
Amanda Cauble shares her work in wastewater management and engineering, and talks about a recent research project involving wastewater and COVID-19.
Dr. Colleen Reid shares her research on the human impacts of wildfire smoke.
Dr. Josiah Townsend shares his conservation-based research on amphibians in Honduras.
Headwaters’ Program Director Spencer Eusden shares a citizen science project where he assisted in collecting data on butterflies.
University of Texas, Arlington PhD student TJ Firneno talks about his research studying the genetics of a rare species of frog in Honduras.
UC Davis Hydrology student Noelle Patterson talks about her research on Cottonwoods in the Truckee River Basin.
David Shaw, geologist/hydrologist for in California, talks about groundwater restoration projects.
Jess Goddard, PhD presents her research on water as a human right and how to keep access to it affordable.
Dr. Julia Kelson presents her research on climate warming through studying soil.
Dr. Ameeta Parekh presents on how new medication is developed.