Spotlight with Scientists in School Livestream Series: Season 3!

Spotlight with Scientists in School presents an interview series that shines a spotlight on scientists who are making a difference in the world and inspiring people along the way. Interviews are fun, engaging, and a great way to connect with scientists that are driving excellence in their respective fields. Conversations explore current news and trending topics, from vaccine roll-outs to landing a rover on Mars, to increasing equity, diversity, and inclusion in STEM.

Spotlight with Scientists in School Livestream Schedule

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Program Title: Spotlight with Jesse Hildebrand, Science Communicator

Date: Thursday, September 9th

Time: 12:45 p.m. EST

Program Description: A science educator and communicator, Hildebrand is passionate about all things science and is committed to inspiring the next generation of scientists, explorers, and conservationists! He is the VP of Exploring by the Seat of Your Pants, a program which brings adventure and exploration into classrooms through virtual speakers and field trips.

Hildebrand is also the founder of Science Literacy Week, a Canada-wide celebration of science.



Program Title: Spotlight with Marisa Sterling – Professional Engineer

Date: Thursday, September 23rd  

Time: 12:45 p.m. EST

Program Description: Marisa Sterling is a distinguished engineer and a champion for the younger generation. As Assistant Dean and Director of Diversity, Inclusion, and Professionalism at U of T, Sterling aims to break the glass ceiling for young girls in STEM. Her goal is to achieve gender diversity in the engineering profession.

Sterling also created the first Inclusion Lens for Canada’s engineers, a web-based tool to make events inclusive of all people!



Program Title: Spotlight with Sunniva Sorby and Hilde Fålun Strøm – Polar Ambassadors and Citizen Scientists

Date: Thursday, October 7th 

Time: 12:45 p.m. EST

Program Description: Sunniva Sorby and Hilde Fålun Strøm made history in the Arctic as the first all-female team to overwinter in the Arctic. As polar ambassadors and citizen scientists, Sorby and Strøm spent months in the remote Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard collecting data for climate change research.

They co-founded Hearts in the Ice, a social media project aimed at sparking meaningful conversation on how we can all work together to embrace our precious planet.



Discover Your STEM Career! 

Be sure to check out the Scientists in School Discover Your STEM Career series highlighting fascinating careers that students can aspire to achieve. These videos—which are uniquely shot on-location to offer a behind-the-scenes look at where each scientist works—help support a child’s changing perspective of science. Help students discover their next STEM career!

About Scientists in Schools

Their mission is to ignite scientific curiosity in children so that they question intelligently; learn through discovery; connect scientific knowledge to their world; are excited about science, technology, engineering and math; and have their interest in careers in those fields piqued.

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