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STEM Thursdays with Eberly College of Science, Week 8

Who knew soil could be so important? Join us as we head out to the Susquehanna Shale Hillls Critical Zone Observatory to see why we should care about our soil.

STEM Thursdays with Eberly College of Science, Week 7

Dr. Spencer Szczesny and his lab group teach us all about tendons and ligaments. We’ll also learn to make our own robot hand!

STEM Thursdays with Eberly College of Science, Week 6

Dr. Peter Wilf (College of Earth & Mineral Sciences) talks about his work in Patagonia. Dr. Wilf works with ancient fossils to learn about ancient climates. We’ll also get to see what fossil can be found right here in Pennsylvania!

STEM Thursdays with Eberly College of Science, Week 5

Visit Penn State’s Russell E. Larson Agricultural Research Center at Rock Springs, PA to talk with Dr. Francesco Di Gioia about how to grow vegetables with high tunnels, hysroponics, and other new and environmentally friendly techniques. Some of Dr. Di Gioia’s work has been done in Italy, on the continent of Europe!

STEM Thursdays with Eberly College of Science, Week 4

Dr. Kristina Douglass from the Penn State Department of Anthropology joins Eberly College’s Justin Hazelton to talk about her work as an archaeologist on the east African island of Madagascar. Justin will also show you a fun arechaeological excavation activity that you can do at home.

STEM Thursdays with Eberly College of Science, Week 3

Paleoecologists Sarah Ivory and Katie Horisk explain how we can study plants in really warm places like Oman to better understand how the climate might change.

STEM Thursdays with Eberly College of Science, Week 2

Dr. Jenni Evans, Professor of Meteorology and Atmospheric Science at Penn State, teaches us about hurricanes and her research with them. She shows us what Hurricane Ingrid was like in Australia and shows us a hurricane experiment you can do in your backyard.

STEM Thursdays with Eberly College of Science, Week 1

Justin Hazelton from Penn State Eberly College of Science talks with geologist and climate change expert Dr. Richard Alley about glaciers. Then Justin and his friend Hank show us how to make glacier goo from items in your kitchen.