Science & Technology

Albany, NY – (370?-415 C.E.). Today's students can thank this 4th century mathematician for making geometry courses easier to understand.

Albany, NY – Dr. Karen Hitchcock is currently the Principal and Vice Chancellor of Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. She is the former President of The University at Albany, a research University in Upstate New York, where this story took place. Join Dr. Hitchcock for a look at how the president of a University can impact science. For more information, please visit: http://qnc.queensu.ca/story_loader.php?id=409d1ef96b777

Albany, NY – Julie Spicer England began her career with a degree in chemical engineering, but it was her grasp of the scientific process that led her to her work with Texas Instruments. England leads a team that builds the components that go inside our cell phones and cd players. England discusses the work she does, and how she combines science and communications to effectively manage her team at Texas Instruments.

Albany, NY – Medical researchers need tools to conduct measurement and experiments. At Agilent Technologies, Darlene Solomon leads a team of scientists that build those tools. Solomon speaks about her work at Agilent and what it takes to solve challenging problems in science and technology.

Albany, NY – Sue Husari uses science to put out fires. Husari started putting out fires as a part time job in college, work that turned into a lifelong career. In this story Husari talks about her work and the importance of science and technology in fighting fire.

Albany, NY – Shoshana Loeb has always been fascinated by the world around her. With advanced degrees in math and physics, Loeb's works contributed to the fields of medicine, telecommunications and many other industries. But Loeb was always curious about the business world, so she started Elity Systems, a business that helps other businesses be more 'customer friendly' with the help of computer technology. Loeb speaks about starting Elity systems, and about the pleasure she gets from learning new things.

Albany, NY – As a schoolgirl in the Bronx, Tahira Reid dreamed up a machine that would allow her to play double-dutch jump rope all by herself. More than a decade later Reid and her classmates at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute made that dream come true. In this story Reid talks about the process of inventing, and how her childhood dream became a reality. http://designscience.umich.edu/tahira.html

Albany, NY – As a fish hatchery manager at a state university, Laurie Trotta is responsible for raising fish, and for teaching her students to raise them. That work is called aquiculture. In this story, Trotta discusses the study of aqua culture and why it's important.

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