Astronomer Dr. Heidi Hammel's Washington D.C. office is a shrine of books, globes, photos, and statues to the universe she's devoted her life to studying.
Teacher, Haddonfield Memorial High School in Haddonfield, New Jersey
Growing up in New York City, 8-year-old Jill Tarter had never experienced dark like it. She was in Florida. She had traveled to the Sunshine State only to experience a true absence of light, but the sky wasn’t dark at all. It was filled with bright, shining stars.
For Karen Saxe, the road to Washington started with maps in Minnesota.
At a time when many of their colleagues are headed back into classrooms and laboratories, a select group of scientists and engineers are going to Washington.
Jean Lynch-Stieglitz was introduced early to the rigors of scientific fieldwork, globetrotting with her archaeologist father, her mom, and sisters to Peru, Ecuador, and Chile.
Teacher, Grange Middle School in Fairfield, California
Starting in the late 1990s, field biologists began noticing a disturbing and ongoing trend: The world’s frogs were disappearing and dying en masse.
In the late 1950s, linguist Noam Chomsky proposed a radical idea: The ability to speak language was an innate, universal human endowment derived from the brain’s ability to generate grammar.