STEMExplore Virtual Tour of the Research Vessel ANGARI
Join EarthEcho International as we highlight relatable voices and exciting life experiences to make careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) come alive! EarthEcho strives to connect students to STEM professionals to serve as positive role models and inspiration to the next generation of STEMExplorers.
During this 45-minute session, participants will:
- Learn about ANGARI Foundation- who they are and how they support ocean science research and education;
- Virtually tour the Foundation’s Research Vessel ANGARI with their Captain Angela Rosenberg;
- Discover what life and work are like for research scientists at sea;
- Gain insight into various STEM and marine industry related careers; and
- Ask questions of ANGARI Foundation’s Director of Science Education & Advancement, Dr. Amanda Waite.
Dr. Amanda Waite
Dr. Amanda Waite is an upstate New York native who, as many times as she’s tried to escape, keeps finding herself back in Florida. Amanda has a B.A. in Geology from Hamilton College, M.Sc. in Oceanography from the University of Delaware’s College of Earth, Ocean and the Environment, and Ph.D. in Marine Geology and Geophysics from the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science at the University of Miami. A paleoceanographer and geochemist by training, Amanda studies the relationship between our oceans and climate and how they have changed through time, having conducted earth and marine science research in academic, museum, and petroleum industry settings. She has also maintained a commitment to science education throughout these endeavors, teaching at the college level, as well as in K-12, teacher professional development and informal education settings. Amanda has an innate appreciation and passion for the power of hands-on field and lab based learning in the sciences, and she is thrilled to be able to share this with audiences of all ages at ANGARI Foundation