Virtual STEAM Resources

Ask An Expert: What's causing some oak trees to die?

County of San Diego Parks and Recreation

Park Ranger Alex explains how the gold spotted oak borer caused some oak trees to die in our County parks.

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Beach and Bay Water Quality Monitoring Program, County of San Diego

County of San Diego, Department of Environmental Health and Quality (DEHQ)

Beach and Bay Water Quality Monitoring Program, County of San Diego will share information about the program and how they aim to protect the beach users by daily water sampling and notifying the public if there is poor water quality. The program protects the public health of millions of residents and visitors each year through beach water testing and beach postings. Beach postings can include water contact advisories and closures when necessary. For more information please visit: sdbeachinfo.com

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Beach and Bay Water Quality Monitoring Program, County of San Diego

County of San Diego, Department of Environmental Health and Quality (DEHQ)

Beach and Bay Water Quality Monitoring Program, County of San Diego will share information about the program and how they aim to protect the beach users by daily water sampling and notifying the public if there is poor water quality. The program protects the public health of millions of residents and visitors each year through beach water testing and beach postings. Beach postings can include water contact advisories and closures when necessary. For more information please visit: sdbeachinfo.com

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Beads Simulation of DNA Mutation

San Diego Mesa College STEM Conexiones

This experiment is presented by Courtney Russell, a second year student at San Diego Mesa College studying Mechanical Engineering. To understand how mutations are caused and how they are related to evolution. Since we only had ten seconds we expected to make some mistakes. DNA has to make duplicates and copies of a lot of information in very short periods of time so perfection is not expected of them either. These imperfections or mutations are a part of evolution, without mutations our bodies would not have learned how to adapt to the environment.

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Bubble Experiment

DRS DAYLIGHT SOLUTIONS

Demonstration of the principal of refraction using bubbles.

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Buoyancy - Clay Boat Experiment

Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc.

In this experiment Felix and Kereshmeh test Archimedes’ Principle, which includes the scientific principles of buoyancy, surface area, and displacement. Felix explains why the shape of the boat is critical to having a heavy object float on water.

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California Least Terns Restoring Habitats (Audubon Society)

San Diego Mesa College STEM Conexiones

Hillary Rivas, a second year student at San Diego Mesa College studying geographic information systems and Audubon Society intern. This video explains what the California Least Terns are and why it is important to have organizations like the San Diego Audubon Society, do habitat restoration for this bird species.

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Career Discussion with Neurocrine Scientists

Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc.

Brooklynn, a guest student asks our Neurocrine employees about their careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.

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Career Talk with Marcus Thorne: Art + Architecture

Wine and Canvas San Diego

Marcus Thorne talks about his career in architecture as a designer specializing in hospitals and healthcare facilities. He also shares how he got started as an artist and speaks about what he does as an art instructor, business owner and life coach.

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Career Talks

Navy Talent Acquisition Group, Southwest

We got a chance to sit down with a few Sailors here in San Diego that work in STEM fields in the U.S. Navy. They talk about their training, experiences, and plans for the future. Comment below to find out more and what the United States Navy can offer you!

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Career Talks - Gail Gasior, Director of Clinical Compliance

Hologic

Gail Gasior, Director of Clinical Compliance, describes her career journey on how she is where she is today with a major in History.

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Career Talks - Sangeetha Nair, Director of R&D

Hologic

Sangeetha Nair, Director of R&D, shares her career journey on her passion to save lives.

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