Interview with Dr. Angela Gibson and Rachel A. Adler
This is not your typical networking event. In this podcast we interview two STEM enthusiasts, Dr. Angela Gibson and Rachel Adler. At these socials attendees are also given direct access to scientists, engineers, and researchers at NASA.
By Rowe Leathers, GCDF
Contributor, Career Services
Popular TV characters like forensic anthropologist Dr. Temperance "Bones" Brennan and Criminal Mind’s Penelope Garcia, Technical Analyst for the FBI Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU), provide a peek into STEM careers that can be both challenging and exciting. Hollywood is doing its part to encourage young people toward careers in STEM by creating characters that promote knowledge and skills relevant in STEM industries, especially for female roles. While these career paths are traditionally male dominated, Hollywood is helping show women of all ages that working in science is an option available to them.
By Bonnie Marcus
There has been much discussion and attention paid recently to women and STEM careers. Rather than continue this conversation in general terms, I thought it would be helpful to take a look at specific STEM industries in which women are underrepresented to highlight some of the opportunities for women and as well as the challenges. Aerospace is the first industry I’m exploring relative to these issues.
By Rachel A. Adler
Online Career Tips Contributor
Recently I was one of 25 people selected to attend NASA’s Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) Media Day at their location in Goddard, Maryland. Aside from learning about the MMS, I also got to look at how NASA cultivates public relations and provides professional development for their scientist and engineers. Attention big companies – take a page from NASA on how to run a successful and informative media day.
By Patrick Dever, P.E.
Faculty Member, Electrical Engineering at American Public University
RF and microwave engineering is a specialty area within the electrical engineering profession that deals with circuits and systems that operate in the RF and microwave portions of the electromagnetic spectrum. These signals, which fluctuate between 100 million and 300 billion times per second, are the backbone of many of the wireless devices that we take for granted.
By Dave Syndergaard
Faculty Member, Space Studies at American Public University
Systems engineering is both an art and a science. It answers the big-picture questions. Formulas and equations are used less often than sheer brainpower, keen organizational skills, and critical thinking. Systems engineering can be taught but also must be practiced.
By Prof. Karen Gail Hand
Faculty Member, Information Technology at American Public University
In the same way that personal computers and the Internet revolutionized the world in the 1980s and 90s, respectively, advancements in robotics will revolutionize the world within the next decade, and well beyond.