Studying great white sharks with Dr. Chris Lowe

Studying great white sharks with Dr. Chris Lowe

Dr. Chris Lowe is a professor in marine biology and director of the Shark Lab at California State University, Long Beach, where he and his students work with acoustic and satellite telemetry techniques to study the movement, behavior and physiology of sharks, rays and gamefishes. Dr. Lowe grew up on Martha’s Vineyard, where he spent a majority of his youth fishing and diving the waters around Cape Cod. He comes from a long line of New England fishermen and whalers and believes a career focused on the ocean environment was inevitable.

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Corrosion and Space Travel with Dr. Eliza Montgomery

Corrosion and Space Travel with Dr. Eliza Montgomery

Dr. Eliza Montgomery is a Materials Engineer and Corrosion Subject Matter Expert at NASA. In this Lunch With a Scientist, Dr. Montgomery shares her research on corrosion and how it applies to designing vessels for space travel. We also speak to Dr. Montgomery about how she established her career at NASA. In this talk, Dr. Montgomery shares some fantastic advice for budding STEM professionals.

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Hydrology and climate change with Megan Maksimowicz

Hydrology and climate change with Megan Maksimowicz

This special edition of Lunch With A Scientist was filmed during a presentation to students at Hillview Middle School in Menlo Park, California.

Presenter Megan Maksimowicz’s professional background includes a B.S. in Atmospheric Sciences from the University of Kansas and an M.S. in Hydrologic Sciences from Boise State University. She has previously held positions at the U.S. Geological Survey as a lab tech and U.S. Peace Corps as a math and science teacher in Tanzania. Megan also worked at the Kansas Department of Health and Environment with the Harmful Algal Bloom Response Program, and for the City of Lawrence as a Water Quality Lab tech. Currently Megan is a Water Quality Standards Coordinator with EPA Region 7.

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From med student to doctor: Exploring pathways into medical fields

From med student to doctor: Exploring pathways into medical fields

In this episode, urgent care Dr. Toyin Weaver and University of Nevada Reno medical student Abel Edossa share insights into the journey of going from medical student to doctor. This episode was recorded during a presentation to students at North Tahoe High School. Thank you to the Tahoe Mountain Resorts Foundation for sponsoring this talk!

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Dr. Oluwatoyin (Toyin) Weaver was born in Lagos, Nigeria and raised in London, Ontario Canada. She attended St Lawrence University and is a 2008 graduate of Upstate Medical University. She completed her residency in Family Medicine at Albany Medical Center where she served as chief resident. She is currently a board certified Family Medicine physician in Reno, NV where she works as an urgent care physician and has been on the front lines testing and treating patients with COVID-19.

She has 13 years of experience and her specialties include hyperbaric oxygen therapy, wound care, hospitalist medicine and urgent care.  She is also a Clinical Instructor of Family Medicine at University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine.

Abel Edossa, is 24 years old and a first-year medical student at UNR Med. He was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada and went up to UNR for my college where he majored in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

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Jenessa Peterson on machine learning in medicine

Jenessa Peterson on machine learning in medicine

Jenessa Peterson is a former teacher turned data scientist/engineer. Her more recent work in data science has included building a web-based voter data tracking platform, anomaly detection models for skin lesions and eye disease, and a satellite imagery pipeline for NASA data, among other things. She has also supported curriculum development at Illustrative Mathematics, served as co-lead of the Sacramento chapter of Women In Data, and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from the University of California at Berkeley. Jenessa has a passion for leveraging the scientific method and machine learning technology to improve education.

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