Imagine a space shuttle speeding toward Earth at 17,500 miles per hour, the friction outside heating the vessel to more than 3,000 degrees Fahrenheit as it enters the atmosphere. That kind of temperature normally melts metal. So what protects NASA’s space shuttles? That’s the kind of question award-winning scientist Ainissa Ramirez, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science at Yale University, can’t wait to answer. In fact, she’s done it in a YouTube video. Now she has a new show called Science Underground, a weekly two-minute sciencepodcast. You can subscribe to Science Underground and listen to or download every episode via iTunes.
The Science Without Borders Challengeengages students around the world in promoting the need to preserve, protect, and restore the world’s oceans and aquatic resources. The challenge is sponsored by the Khaled bin Sultan Living OceansFoundation to get students and teachers interested in ocean conservation through various forms of art.
The Junior Science and Humanities Symposia (JSHS) is designed to challenge and engage students (grades 9–12) in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM). The three-day event is organized by the United States Army, Navy, and Air Force and administered by the National Science Teachers Association, a nonprofit STEM education organization.
The KidWind Project and WindWinRI are hosting the twelfth annual REcharge Academy at the University of Rhode Island’s Coastal Resources Center in Narragansett, Rhode Island, on July 15–18, 2019. The four-day training will focus on wind power and the future of offshore wind.