As a young engineer working in shipbuilding for the Department of Defense, learn how Monica Nichols relied heavily on her interdisciplinary education in science, technology, engineering, and math to solve both technical and business problems.
The amount of plastic waste continues to pile up, despite widespread campaigns to encourage recycling. Learn about advancements in recycling, including the use of robotics and artificial intelligence to sort plastics.
Having a keen understanding of area hazards is the first step to preparing for environmental emergencies. This is the core of environmental security.
Scientific literacy is critical to understanding the difference between the scientific method and pseudoscience. Also hear why politics and the media often get mixed up with science.
When most people think of soil, they just think of dirt and don’t realize that improving soil health could help offset factors that cause climate change. Learn what changes need to happen to commercial agriculture practices.
Technology is driving unprecedented change. In this episode, learn some of factors that inhibit STEAM education and why it’s so important to prepare students for jobs that don’t currently exist.
Water quality continues to be a concern. Learn why there’s a call for national drinking standard and what measures some cities are taking to address water quality concerns.
Understanding and ensuring water security are the first steps in adapting to the multiple impacts of water supply challenges like a megadrought.