Albany, NY – Mary Howell Martins operates an organic farm with her family. Martins began her career as a plant breeder, and uses her background in biology and plant physiology to help her run the farm successfully. In this story, Martins talks about the science of farming.
Albany, NY – Natasha Katz is a Tony Award winning lighting designer who has designed the lights for a long list of Broadway shows including Disney's 'Aida' (for which she won a Tony), and the recent John Lithgow show, 'The Sweet Smell of Success'. In this story, Katz discusses the important role of lighting in a play. For more information, please visit: http://www.disney.co.uk/MusicalTheatre/beautyuk/play/nkatz.htm
Albany, NY – Ninfa Saunders began her career as a nurse. In this story, Sauders speaks about how she combined a love of nursing and a business degree to help make hospitals a better place for the patients and the staff. For more information, please visit: http://www.virtua.org/
Albany, NY – Poire Saikia-Eapan uses her background in architecture in her work as a program and construction manager. In this story, she talks about the role of science and technology in the design and construction industry.
Albany, NY – Sherita Ceasar uses her background in engineering to help bring cable television into your home. In this story, Cesar speaks about her engineering background, and how it helps her lead her team at Scientific Atlanta.
Albany, NY – Maya Tolstoy studies volcano's and earthquakes that occur underwater. In this story, she talks about her extensive travels and her fascination with these underwater quakes and eruptions and where her work has taken her. For more information, please visit: http://www.ldeo.columbia.edu/~tolstoy/
Albany, NY – Colleen Gino became a scientist the day she purchased her first telescope. Before that Gino was a musician, who had never considered a career in astronomy. Gino talks about the fateful day she began looking at the stars.
Albany, NY – Melanie Stiassny travels the world studying fish. She is the curator in charge of the department of Ichthyology at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. Stiassny speaks about her research and how it has led to the discovery of more than 30 species of fish, helping us learn more about evolution. Ms. Stiassny's webpage on the American Museum of Natural History website: http://research.amnh.org/ichthyology/staff/mljs/mljs.html
Albany, NY – Naomi Miller is a lighting designer and founder of Naomi Miller Lighting Design. Miller uses physics and lighting technology to help illuminate space and set a mood. Her projects range from bistros to warehouses, offices to churches. Join Miller on a tour of St. Johns Episcopal Church in Troy, New York, one of the churches she worked on, to 'shed some light' on the importance of lighting design in our lives. For more information please visit Naomi Miller's website: http://nmlightingdesign.com/
Albany, NY – Neuropsychologist Dr. Ann Helmus is fascinated by the brain. Her work helps children who suffer from behavioral, emotional or neurological problems to function better in the world. Dr. Helmus talks about how brain function relates to behavior and emotion.