Lauren Farrar has a background in biology, education, and filmmaking and is a science education interactive media producer at KQED. She enjoys good weather, good food, and good times.
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In 7th grade, after reading a newspaper article about female engineers at NASA, Maria Bualat knew that was what she wanted to do when she grew up. Fast forward to today, Maria is now a robotics engineer at NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, CA where she develops robotics systems for space exploration.
Amy Pickering is an environmental health engineer and works as a research associate at Stanford University in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and at the Woods Institute for the Environment. She combines social science, microbiology and engineering to study ways people in low-income countries can access safer water and better sanitation.
Poop contains a lot of interesting stuff including tons of microbes, like bacteria. Depending on our own health, our poop can harbor both helpful and harmful microbes.
Elijah Martin is a second-year graduate student in the Developmental and Stem Cell Biology program at University of California, San Francisco. He works in the laboratory of Dr. Deepak Srivastava at the Gladstone Institutes. Martin studies how the heart forms to try to understand the causes of heart disease in order to develop therapies.
Manu Prakash, a bioengineer at Stanford University, has created a fully functional microscope out of waterproof paper that uses teeny-tiny lenses to magnify objects. He calls it a Foldscope. The different parts of the microscope are printed on paper, which the user punches out and folds together. The Foldscope requires no power outlets and works with standard microscope slides.