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Superheroes of Science

Oct 20, 2020

Dr. Seema Mattoo, Assistant Professor in Biological Sciences at Purdue, researches prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells and Fic proteins. Mattoo explains proteins, HYPE, and folding of proteins. The Mattoo lab is collaborating with many science professionals, trying to find an early treatment of Parkinson's disease.


Oct 6, 2020

Tony Rice, NASA Ambassador for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, discusses the moon. He discusses phases of the Moon and leads into some of the backgrounds in the various names of the different Moons that we see. These include the synodic month, sidereal month. Harvest Moon, Blue Moon, and the math behind them. We...


Sep 28, 2020

Colin Gray is an Assistant Professor in the computer graphics technology department in Purdue Polytechnic Institute. He is the program lead for user the experience design program. In this episode, we learn about User Experience (UX) design and some of the ways that social media and web sites are actively...


Sep 8, 2020

Dr. Ali Bramson, new professor (this semester!) of Planetary Science in Dept. of Earth Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences at Purdue University. Ali has always been interested in space and did a variety of undergrad and grad projects. In this interview we discuss ice on Mars, what defines a planet, what types of...


Sep 8, 2020

The flu and COVID-19 are both spread via respiratory droplets. While the science behind hand washing, mask wearing, and social distancing is very effective at preventing both flu and COVID-19, these precautions must be consistent. It only takes one time of forgetting a mask or not washing hands to become exposed to a...