How Do Plant Cells Talk to One Another to Make Decisions for Development & Defense Response

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How do plants transmit decisions taken at the cellular level to the whole organism? Which proteins and pathways act as gatekeepers in a plant’s response to external factors? Although several recent researches have started to identify candidates responsible in these processes, we are yet to reach to a comprehensive answer to these questions. One of […]

STEMExplore Virtual Career Connection With Minorities In Shark Science (MISS)

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Join EarthEcho International for a STEM-tastic conversation about diversity and inclusion in marine science with the founders of Minorities in Shark Science (MISS). MISS seeks to promote diversity and inclusion in shark science and encourage women of color to push through barriers and contribute knowledge in marine science. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Climate Change & Plant Nutrients: Will the Grass be Greener on the Other Side?

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As temperatures rise around the globe, a big question that remains unanswered in ecosystem ecology is how plants will respond to warmer climates. One of the keys to solving this puzzle is to go underground and analyze how the nutrients that plants need to grow, like nitrogen, will be affected by global warming. Kenna Rewcastle […]

INDIGENOUS SCIENCE

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What is Indigenous Science? Over many generations, Indigenous peoples developed and passed on important knowledge about ecosystems, agriculture, weather, medicine and more. This café will highlight examples of Indigenous Science and explore what these knowledge systems teach us about environmental management, sustainability, and life in a rapidly changing world.

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The Morgue the Merrier

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Have you ever wondered if zombies could really walk up behind you? Curious if you could smell them from a mile away? If so, what would they actually smell like? Join the Delaware Teen Science Café and the Delaware Museum of Natural History for an interactive virtual event to learn all about the mysteries and […]

STEMExplore Virtual Career Connection with a Conservation Criminologist

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Join EarthEcho International for a STEM-tastic conversation about conservation criminology with Aalayna Green, Conservation Criminology Student at Michigan State University. Aalayna has interest in wildlife conservation, indigenous rights, natural resource policy, wildlife crime, feminist political ecology, water sanitation, community conservation and environmental sustainability. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Consumer Products & Your Health: An Intro to Environmental Health and Exposure Science

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Our health is not entirely dictated by our genetics. It can also be affected by chemical and biological agents in our ambient environments--including built environments like our homes, schools, and workplaces. In the field of Environmental Health, the term 'health' refers to your health, and the term 'environment' refers to your personal surroundings: the air […]

The Power of Small: Why Nanomaterials are Unique

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Computers are getting smaller and smaller and more and more powerful. Solar energy is becoming more efficient. We can transmit electricity at much higher voltages (and thus more efficiently). We are able to create medicines that release over longer times. We can create transparent, conducting, strong materials. These are examples of where nanotechnology and nanomaterials […]

STEMExplore Virtual Career Connection With A Fisheries Biologist

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Join EarthEcho International for a STEM-tastic conversation about fisheries biology with Dr. Julie Vecchio, Fisheries Biologist at the University of South Florida in St. Petersburg, FL. Dr. Vecchio is a marine biologist who uses chemistry and genetics to study the movements and diets of fish from the first days and throughout the lifetime. CLICK HERE […]

Privacy on the Internet: Why Does it Matter and How Do We Get It?

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In a world where everyone is collecting as much data about us as they can, how do we maintain our privacy? What does privacy even mean, and how can we verify that we have it? These questions turn out to be frustratingly hard to answer, and the traditional ways of protecting privacy (including the ones […]

STEMExplore Virtual Career Connection with a Watershed Biogeochemist

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Join EarthEcho International for a STEM-tastic conversation about watershed biogeochemistry with Diana Oviedo Vargas, Watershed Biogeochemist at Stroud Water Research Center in Avondale, PA. Diana's research seeks to improve our knowledge about the elemental cycles in streams, rivers, and estuaries and how they are linked to each other, to the water cycle, and to the […]

Breaking Bad: DNA Double Strand Break Repair with DNA Polymerase Theta

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DNA encodes all of the information required by your body to live and function. However, that DNA is broken daily and must be repaired so that cells can divide and allow us to grow, heal, process, and develop. There are a number of ways that your DNA can break, but the worst type of break […]

STEMExplore Virtual Career Connection with an Environmental Ecologist

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Join EarthEcho International for a STEM-tastic conversation about environmental forensics and ecology with Dr. Tiara Moore, Environmental Ecologist and Postdoctoral Scholar at The Nature Conservancy in Seattle, WA. Dr. Moore is currently a postdoctoral scholar at the University of Washington and The Nature Conservancy using soil eDNA to develop a biodiversity census of Ellsworth Forest […]

Biomimetic Membranes and Nanotechnology

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“Water, water, everywhere, Nor any drop to drink” says Samuel Taylor Coleridge in The Ancient Mariner (1834). Freshwater is undoubtedly a limited resource in the 21st century. Novel materials and membrane technologies have become a popular choice for developing new and safe water sources, utilizing marginal quality water sources and enabling wastewater reuse. However, fouling […]

World of 7 Billion Student Video Contest

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The World of 7 Billion student video contest bring technology and creativity into your middle and high school classes. The contest challenges students to create a short video connecting world population growth to one of three global challenges: Promoting Environmental Justice, Strengthening Global Health and Re-Imagining Industrial Systems. 80+ cash prizes will be awarded, and […]