The Science Museum of Virginia puts “Science Within Reach” for underserved youth across the Commonwealth. As part of their outreach program and mission to “Inspire Virginians to enrich their lives through science,” the Museum hosts week-long summer camps for youth in the Richmond area.
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A STEM Camp in Goochland County attracted a lot of students recently who wanted to learn about chocolate. 88.9 WCVE’s John Ogle has more on the thermodynamic reactions in chocolate and the polymorphism of cocoa butter crystals in this Science Matters report.
After Pluto, NASA’s next major project is putting people on Mars. The first people on Mars will owe a debt to an elite group of researchers at Langley’s Think Tank full of dreamers called the Systems Analysis Concept Directorate (SACD).
Why isn’t there a male contraceptive pill? Researchers at the University of Virginia are making progress in developing an effective male “contraceptive pill” that has eluded scientists for years. Charles Fishburne of 88.9 WCVE has more in this Science Matters report.
Charles Fishburne: The Pill for women has been around for 50 years. A male equivalent is much more difficult to produce.
Dr. Herr: And really the main reason is that most women ovulate only 1 egg each month.
NASA is recruiting middle school girls and boys for an on-line summer mentorship program beginning next month that offers a rare opportunity to get a taste of technology, science and space. And as Charles Fishburne of 88.9 WCVE tells us in this Science Matters report, it has generated quite a bit of excitement. Click to download an information flyer (PDF).
Since Virginia’s vital statistics went online two weeks ago, there have been 1.7 million searches of documents about births, deaths, marriages and divorces. Charles Fishburne of 88.9 WCVE reports on the Virginia Department of Health and Ancestry.com’s massive records project.
3-D printing human tissues and organs? Is this science fiction of science fact? Charles Fishburne of 89.9 WCVE has more in this Science Matters report.
Each year, three million Americans have cataract surgery to improve their vision. Recently, Charles Fishburne of 88.9 WCVE, was one of them and he shared his experience in this Science Matters report.
It is 2:10 p.m. Tuesday. I am in the pre-op room of Virginia Eye Institute’s Surgical Center. They are making me comfortable, attaching an IV and heart monitor and going through a checklist.