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Chat Live with BreakThrough Scientists
During the months of February, March, and April of 1996, the Scholastic Network hosted a series of live chats with scientists featured in the BreakThrough series. You can view transcripts from past online discussions below. If you'd like to connect to the Scholastic Network, you must first become a member of America Online. Find out more by calling 1-800-246-2986.
Transcripts from Past Events:
- Wednesday, April 3: Victoria Aguilera, mechanical engineer, Ride Mechanical Engineering, Walt Disney Imagineering
- Wednesday, March 6: Donna Auguste, senior director of applied research and multimedia, US West
Wondering what makes your computer tick? Fascinated with the powerfully versatile - and tiny - hand-held computer devices on the market today? Thinking about a career in computer science? Attend a very special chat with Donna Auguste. Her work has paved the way for such innovations as handwriting recognition, wireless communication, and the "intelligent" user interface of PDAs.
- Monday, February 26: Dr. Neil Tyson, astrophysics research scientist, Princeton University; and acting director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History
Live chat from Mars?! It's the year 2000, and the technology has been developed to send humans to Mars. The brave explorer to take on this challenge is Dr. Neil Tyson. However, his only communication with Earth is through a live chat!
- Friday, February 16: Dr. France Cordova, chief scientist, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
NASA has accomplished tremendous feats in its mission to explore the "final frontier," but what lies ahead? Dr. Cordova to discusses NASA's next century in space.
Ask a Scientist a Question
Ask Dr. Math
K12 students from all over the world send in questions - Swarthmore College math students love to answer. And be assured, the Math Doctor is careful to reply as quickly as possible.
The Mad Scientists Network
A "collective crania of scientists from around the world, fielding questions from as many people in as many places." Browse the list of recently posted questions and answers or the Mad Scientist archives. Better yet, ask a question of your own!
Find a Scientist Mentor
Hewlett-Packard Email Mentor Program
There are currently 350 active mentor relationships between HP employees and K-12 students and teachers. The program provides professional mentor relationships for students, as well as guidance in critical reading, writing, math, science, and technology skills. Teachers interested in using Internet resources in the classroom should also connect.
Scientist Biographies and Stories
MAES Magazine Professional Profiles
The Society of Mexican American Engineers and Scientists (MAES) features stories about people in all areas of science and engineering in their online magazine.
The Faces of Science: African Americans in the Sciences
Historical profiles of the many contributions to the advancement of science and engineering by African American chemists, biologists, inventors, engineers, and mathematicians. Also included is information about present-day participation and leadership in the scientific disciplines.
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