NASA eClips™ has added two new videos to its Ask SME (Subject Matter Expert) resource collection – a collection of videos that gives viewers the educational opportunity to virtually meet featured NASA SMEs. The Ask SME videos provide a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the SMEs' personal interests and career journeys while describing their real-world connections and experiences in order to help viewers visualize pathways to STEM careers.
Did you know that the effects of space flight and space radiation on humans are similar to that of aging? NASA eClips produced and released the newest career connection video, "Ask SME: Close-up with a NASA Subject Matter Expert “Space Biologist – Dr. Egle Cekanaviciute". In this video, Dr. Cekanaviciute shares how she studies the effects of space radiation on human brain cells. She also stresses the importance of balancing work with other interests.
To inspire an even larger audience, NASA eClips also created and released three Spanish-language "Ask SME: Close-up with a NASA Subject Matter Expert" videos featuring Marilé Colón Robles, Jessica Taylor, and Dr. Begoña Vila. These career-connection videos capture a glimpse of each SME’s personal interests and their unique career journeys.
Marilé Colón Robles, Project Scientist at NASA's Langley Research Center, shares her love for studying clouds and working with people from around the world to collect data about clouds. Jessica Taylor, Physical Scientist at NASA's Langley Research Center, describes her role in developing and bringing NASA Earth Science data to the public, educators, and learners in fun and engaging ways. She shares how her love of meteorology and lightning sparked her interest in becoming a scientist and set her career path. Dr. Begoña Vila, Instrument Systems Engineer for the Webb Space Telescope at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, describes her role in supporting the operations of the Webb telescope. She also shares her love for reading, yoga, and exploring the outdoors. She highlights her interest in both science and art and her belief that humans share the need to explore and continuously learn. Check out these amazing Ask SME videos and more on the NASA eClips website.
The NASA eClips™ project, led by the National Institute of Aerospace, is supported by NASA under cooperative agreement award number NNX16AB91A and is part of NASA’s Science Activation Portfolio. Learn more about how Science Activation connects NASA science experts, real content, and experiences with community leaders to do science in ways that activate minds and promote deeper understanding of our world and beyond: https://science.nasa.gov/learners