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Science-ING Chats

Hosted by the League of Extraordinary Scientists and Engineers, Science-ING Chats are informal chats with scientists and engineers getting to know what they do for work and what sparked their passion for STEM. 

Get to know the featured guests in their introductory videos below and then check out the recording of the live Zoom chat and see each of them speak at the timeframe listed below.

10:15am- 10:30am

Dr. Lisa Ziegler Allen
Tiny yet MIGHTY!

J. Craig Venter Institute & Scripps Institution of Oceanography Scientist -Tiny yet MIGHTY! The outside role of viruses in the global ecosystem.

10:30am -10:45am

Ben Frable
Identifying Fishes of the Deep Coral Sea

Scripps Institution of Oceanography Collection Manager FISHES Everything, I do is “CLASSIFIED”. Exploring and Identifying FISHES of the deep Coral Sea from my desk in California. 

10:45am -11:00am

Dr. Sunny Fugate
Biologically Inspired Cyber Defenses

Senior Research Scientist at the Naval Information Warfare Center – Biologically Inspired Cyber Defenses: Defensive Mimicry, Strategic Unpredictability, Learning from Experience, and Adaptation.


Jasmine L. Sadler
Dancing Rocket Scientist

MBA Engineer / CEO – This future STEAM University owner Engineers a new perspective on Diversity.

11:15am - 11:30am

Angela Zoumplis
Antarctic Extremophile Explorer

Extremophile Explorer at The Scripps Institution of Oceanography & J. Craig Venter Institute - If they can make it there - Can they make it anywhere? — Extremophile ExplorING in Antarctica

11:30am -11:45am

Dr. Molly Matty
DNA & Worms

(AKA DR. DNA) Postdoctoral Fellow at Salk Institute - DNA & Worms - What can we learn from a worm: decision making and the microbiome.

11:45am – Noon

Dr. Alyssa Griffin
Climate Change for Kids

UC Davis CLIMATE CHANGE - A chat about climate change, ocean acidification and the future. These strong resilient ocean rain forests can and will survive if we all do our part. Take a dive and see an experiment you can do at home.

NOON - 12:15pm

Dr. Nicolas Galitzki
Taking us to the Edge of the Universe

Cosmologist @UCSDcosmology Postdoctoral scholar working on the @SimonsObs to learn about the origins of the Universe

12:30pm -12:45pm

Professor Andrew E. Allen
Microbial Ocean ExplorING

J Craig Venter Institute & Scripps Institution of Oceanography – Genomics & Ocean Phytoplankton Microbial Ocean ExplorING from Buckets & Nets to Automated Imaging Technology - Exploration & Data collection of our oceans microbial world has geared up for an explosion of NEW knowledge.

12:45pm -1pm

ROUND TABLE Chat Including a few special Guests