ScienceING Chats

Saturday, May 1, 2021 - 10:00 to 13:00

Meet scientists and engineers live over Zoom for a Q&A about their work, what inspired them to get into the world of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and much more. Engaging 15-20-minute videos will be posted in advance showcasing what each professional does in his or her work and discoveries and inventions they've made this last year.

Introductory videos:
Dr. Lisa Ziegler Allen -
Ben Frable -
Dr. Sunny Fugate -
Jasmine Sadler, MBA -
Angela Zoumplis -
Dr. Molly Matty -
Alyssa Griffin –
Dr. Nicolas Galitski -
Dr. Andy E. Allen -

Saturday May 1st 10am – 1pm Join Zoom Meeting
Prior to this chat you can click on YouTube Links below and watch the LXS Scientists & Engineers Chat

10am – 10:15am – Welcome to 2021 ScienceING Chats –

10:15am- 10:30am Dr. Lisa Ziegler Allen – J. Craig Venter Institute & Scripps Institution of Oceanography Scientist -Tiny yet MIGHTY! The outside role of viruses in the global ecosystem. YouTube Link -

10:30am -10:45am Ben Frable – Scripps Institution of Oceanography Collection Manager
FISHES Everything, I do is “CLASSIFIED”. Exploring and Identifying FISHES of the deep Coral Sea from my desk in California. YouTube Chat Link -

10:45am -11:00am Dr. Sunny Fugate – Senior Research Scientist at the Naval Information Warfare Center – Biologically Inspired Cyber Defenses: Defensive Mimicry, Strategic Unpredictability, Learning from Experience, and Adaptation. YouTube Link -

11:00am-11:15am Jasmine Sadler MBA Engineer / CEO – This future STEAM University owner Engineers a new perspective on Diversity. YouTube Link
11:15am - 11:30am Angela Zoumplis - Extremophile Explorer at The Scripps Institution of Oceanography & J. Craig Venter Institute - If they can make it there - Can they make it anywhere? — Extremophile ExplorING in Antarctica YouTube Link

11:30am -11:45am Dr. Molly A. Matty - (AKA DR. DNA) Postdoctoral Fellow at Salk Institute - DNA & Worms - What can we learn from a worm: decision making and the microbiome.  YouTube Link

11:45am – Noon Dr. Alyssa Griffin –UC Davis CLIMATE CHANGE - A chat about climate change, ocean acidification and the future. These strong resilient ocean rain forests can and will survive if we all do our part. Take a dive and see an experiment you can do at home.
YouTube Chat Link

NOON - 12:15pm Dr. Nicholas Galitzki - Cosmologist @UCSDcosmology Postdoctoral scholar working on the @SimonsObs to learn about the origins of the Universe – YouTube Chat Link
12:30pm -12:45pm Professor Andrew E. Allen– J Craig Venter Institute & Scripps Institution of Oceanography – Genomics & Ocean Phytoplankton Microbial Ocean ExplorING from Buckets & Nets to Automated Imaging Technology - Exploration & Data collection of our oceans microbial world has geared up for an explosion of NEW knowledge. Chat LIVE ZOOM Saturday May 1at 10a - 1pm
– YouTube Chat Link

12:45pm -1pm ROUND TABLE Chat Including a few special Guests –

League of Extraordinary Scientists & Engineers
Middle School
High School
College and Beyond (21+)
Earth Science
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