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Melissa C. Márquez, STEM Star ( Español )

Melissa Cristina Márquez se dedica a la Biología Marina y Conservación Ecológica.   Márquez es la Fundadora de la iniciativa "The Fins United Initiative" además de haber colaborado como Asistente Educativa y Consultora de Medios Sociales para el Centro Educativo "Island Bay Marine Education Centre" en Nueva Zelanda. En estos momentos se encuentra contemplando estudios doctorales en su país de residencia, Australia. (Read the English version of this article here) ¿A qué te dedicas en el área de la biología marina? Estudio tiburones y sus parientes marinos; las mantas, manta rayas y chimaeras. Específicamente estudio el uso de su entorno y su comportamiento migratorio (o sea porque están donde están) además de las actividades humanas que crean problemas para estas especies. También...

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January STEM Star: Shruti Sharma

Meet our January STEM Star, Shruti Sharma! A current PhD Candidate in the Department of Physics at the University of Cambridge, she has a background in materials science. We sat down to talk with her about the current state of physics, her work and how you can learn more about this field! 1. When did your interest in physics first start? While in school, I liked the social sciences as well as the sciences. I remember when I first took physics, it was immensely challenging and I enjoyed pushing myself in a field that didn’t seem to come naturally. I also like how physics could be applied to everyday life; in particular, it seemed rather romantic to be able crack the mysteries...

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December STEM Star: Michelle Barboza-Ramirez

What is the most common misconception about paleontology? People often confuse paleontology for archaeology, and vice versa! It's an understandable mistake, as our jobs are very similar and often overlap - we both study prehistory, and often use fossils to do so. However, the big difference is what section of time we study. Basically, archaeologists study everything after humans first appear in the fossil record, and paleontologists study everything before that!

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November STEM Star: Annie Stephenson

Meet, Annie Stephenson our November Physics STEM Star! A current PhD Candidate in Applied Physics at Harvard University, she is a the perfect person to talk to us about the current state of physics and where the field is heading. When did your interest in physics first start? Early in elementary school, I was fascinated by space and its enormity. A couple of years later, my class read an article about special relativity, and I was blown away. I liked the way physics made me question my views. Could you give us an overview of your current work in physics? I study structural color, which is color that comes not from absorption like in most dyes and paints, but from the...

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September's "Energy" STEM Star: Sheril Kirshenbaum

The month of September is in full swing! You know what that means! It is time to introduce this month's STEM Star! Our theme for September is Energy! Energy is used in our everyday lives in order to survive, but did you know that energy comes in different forms? There is thermal energy, kinetic energy, chemical energy, nuclear energy, etc.  Our STEM Star for the month of September is Sheril Kirshenbaum! Sheril is the executive director at Science Debate, the host of "Our Table" at Michigan Stat, and the director of the University of Texas at Austin Energy Poll.  Sheril got her undergraduate degree on Biology and Classical Studies from Tufts University, and later went on to get her Masters...

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