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Connections to Science: Meet Dr. Peggy Whitson

Duration: 04:19

In this Connections to Science video, meet astronaut and Iowa native Dr. Peggy Whitson who is the first female commander of the International Space Station. Learn some interesting facts about the International Space Station, why half the fun of science is getting unexpected results, and what it takes to not only be an astronaut, but also successful in life.

Learn more about different careers in science:

DotDiva: http://www.dotdiva.org/
A site that introduces high school girls and their families to the potential of computing to build a better world. Resources include women computer scientists talking about how computing helps them realize their passion and improve the world, a webisode about two young computer scientists, and suggestions for parents and teachers on helping young women explore the field of computing.

Engineering Your Life: http://engineeryourlife.org/
A guide to engineering careers for high school girls. Resources include video profiles of women engineers, a printable brochure and poster, a guide to engineering careers written to appeal to high-school girls, and information about applying to engineering programs.

PBS LearningMedia: http://iptv.pbslearningmedia.org/
PBS LearningMedia is the brand new digital library from IPTV and PBS designed to engage students in media-rich learning environments with videos, audio, and interactives



Post Date: November 7, 2012