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Monday, September 26, 2005


Snacks4theBrain! 8 -- Jeannie Tuschl!

This episode of S4theB! features GK12 Program Coordinator Jeannie Tuschl, a veteran teacher and facilitator extraordinaire. Jeannie heads Vanderbilt's arm of this innovative and nationally recognized CSO, Meharry Medical College, and Tennessee State University program (funded, thank-you-very-much, by the National Science Foundation) that matches motivated graduate fellows with Metro Nashville Public Schools Middle School science teachers, then builds a strong teaching team utilizing an intensive (but fun!) 4 week workshop in the summer followed by a year-long ongoing partnership. Jeannie formerly worked with various local National Science Foundation projects providing teacher training in science instruction. She is the recipient of many awards, including 2003 Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools Middle School Teacher of the Year and Tennessee Science Teachers Association Innovative Science Teacher of the Year. Previously, Jeannie wrote and produced the fourth grade science series, Changes All Around, for the Nashville PBS affiliate television station. And it's clear from the photo that accompanies this entry that Jeannie is still a busy woman. Have you ever seen so many post-it notes??? Download the podcast here. I promised to add a few links mentioned in the program, so here goes: the Vanderbilt Student Volunteers for Science, the CSO GK12 program, and Metro Nashville Public Schools. Oops, and I almost fergot: The Adventure Science Center!

Monday, September 19, 2005


Snacks4theBrain! 7--The Boss!!!

In this episode of the mini-podcast I wanted to find out just what inspired our fair leader, Dr. Virginia L. Shepherd, to spearhead the set of programs that make up the work of the Center for Science Outreach. There's a great background article about her from the Vanderbilt Medical Center Reporter that will give you the long story (and a lot has transpired in the years past that publication--visit the CSO website to see all of it!); but the short story is that Ginny is just a wonderful, caring human being who is appalled at the "Great Divide" between science education in many of our nation's high schools and in the institutions of higher learning that often find they've lost their potential science students before they've even had a chance to hook them on exploration, research, and discovery. This episode also features a micro-soundseeing tour (of the south elevator in Vanderbilt University Medical Center's Light Hall, which houses the busy offices of the CSO). Download the podcast here! Or add our feed (from the sidebar to your left) to your favorite handy-dandy aggregator!

Monday, September 12, 2005


Taking a break, ya'll

Next week we'll add another Snacks4theBrain! to the growing archive. This week I'm ironing out issues with the MultiConferenceUnit at Vanderbilt and prepping our folks for a new "season" of offerings. Patience, Grasshopper...

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Episode Guide:

1 Joe Lopez interview
2 S4theB! Introduction
3 Keystone PSA Announcement
4 Kathy Schrock interview
5 Todd Lamitina IVC
6 Charles Brau IVC
7 Ginny Shepherd interview
8 Jeannie Tuschl interview
9 Keystone Conference
10 Scott Merrick on IVC K12
11 Vicki Metzgar interview
12 Jerry Wilmink IVC
13 Louise Rollins-Smith interview
14 Louise Rollins-Smith interview 2
15 Keystone Conference
16 Keivan Stassun interview
17 William Schaffner interview
18 Science Songs
19 Geek Gift List
20 Rocky Alvey interview
21 Bill Snyder interview
22 Biomedical Engineering Forum
23 Rick Chappell IVC
24 Bob O'Dell and Arnie Heiser IVC
25 Glenn McCombs IVC
26 Charles Brau interview
27 Jerry Wilmink interview
28 Educational Podcasting
29 Ginny Shepherd "Out of the Lunchbox" talk
30 Vickie Hannig and Melinda Cohen interview
31 David Warlick interview
32 Highlights from past shows
33 Randy Reiserer interview
34 Arnie Heiser interview
35 Overview of CSO
36 Overview of CSO 2
37 Glenn McCombs interview
38 Albert Reynolds interview
39 David Salisbury
40 NECC 2006 Highlights
41 Ian Jukes interview
42 GAS Camp (Girls and Science Camp)
43 Stephen Camarata interview
44 Jeff Ray interview
45 Kyle Butler interview
46 RIP (Research Internship Program)
47 Ig Nobel Awards
48 Dyer Star Chamber
49 Steve Spangler Science

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