JASON Live Events

Meet REAL STEM Role Models

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Open to the Public

JASON connects youth with inspiring science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) role models via our live, interactive webcast series. Our role models put a human face on STEM careers, and show how STEM fundamentals students learn about in class are applied in real world situations. Each role model shares their passion for their field and their job, tells stories about the path they took to get where they are today, and provides details about their day-to-day experiences as scientists and engineers.

All of JASON’s live events are free and open to the public. Participants may submit questions for our STEM role model guests before and during each live event. Information on how to do so can be found on the landing page for each event. On-demand video archives of each live event are available for later viewing here and on JASON’s YouTube channel.


STEM Career Role Models

May 26

Emma Cotter, Ocean Engineer

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

May 28

Eily Allan, Environmental Engineer

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Preserving the Planet Web Series

We’re excited to partner with edWeb for the upcoming Live Event web series: Preserving the Planet, a free professional learning community that connects scientists with educators and students to help them learn about changes in the global environment and natural world, and what we can do to create a more sustainable future. JASON Live Event Host, Haley Nelson will be joined by scientists from JASON Learning curriculum and Argonaut Expeditions exploring different ecosystems from deserts to oceans to farms to islands and more.

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Spring 2020

April 9

1:00pm US Eastern

Understanding COVID-19 and its Pandemic Impact

Presented by Michael A. DiSpezio

Biologist, Science Education Specialist, and Textbook Author

Winter 2020

January 14

4:00pm US Eastern

Climate Change and Its Impact on Ocean Ecosystems

with Dr. Diane Stanitski, Deputy Director of Planning and Administration

Global Monitoring Division, NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory

February 26

1:00pm US Eastern

Climate Change and Its Impact on Mountain Ecosystems

with Dr. Bernat Claramunt López, Professor of Ecology

Autonomous University of Barcelona

March 19

1:00pm US Eastern

Plant Species and Pollinator Conservation

with Dr. Valerie Peters, Professor of Biological Sciences

and Amy O’Neal, Director of Education and Professional Learning at JASON Learning

Fall 2019

September 24

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Teaching Climate

with Robin Leichenko, Professor of Geography

and Karen O’Brien, Professor of Geography

October 23

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Shifting Landscapes

with Dr. Lynn Sweet, Plant Ecologist

and Dr. Rhonda Burrough, Katy High School Science Teacher

November 19

5:00pm US Eastern

Antarctic Climate Change

with Dr. Andrew Christ, Glacial Geomorphologist

and Cindy McGlynn, JASON Learning Trainer


Spring 2019

March 7

Kris Ludwig

USGS Hazards Scientist

March 21

Jeff Lindner


April 4

Suzanne Doughty

Social Media Editor at Dell

April 25

Molly Curran

Deep Sea Engineer

May 2

Keri Bean

Mars Rover Driver

May 16

Travis McGuire

Robot Engineer

Fall 2018

September 20

Priscilla Miard


October 4

Marie Trone

Professor of Biology & Researcher

October 18

Randy C. Morgan


November 1

Eric Cheng

Photographer & Technologist

December 6

Heather Kampf

Professional Runner

December 13

Michelle Ocana


Spring 2018

February 15

Stefan Burns

Geophysicist & TV Host

February 22

Alison Johnson

Technical Marketing Manager

March 8

Lynn Sweet

Plant Ecologist