Brett Hoffstadt, Friday, 2-20-15 February 21, 2015Posted by The Space Show in Uncategorized.
Tags: "How To Be A Rocket Scientist, aerospace engineering, Brett Hoffstadt, high school, inspiring students, Middle School, STEM
Brett Hoffstadt, Friday, 2-20-15
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Guest: Brett Hoffstadt; Topics: We discussed his book, “Ho to Be a Rocket Scientist: 10 powerful tips to enter the aerospace field and launch the career of your dreams.” Please direct all comments and questions regarding Space Show programs/guest(s) to the Space Show blog, https://thespaceshow.wordpress.com. Comments and questions should be relevant to the specific Space Show program. Written Transcripts of Space Show programs are a violation of our copyright and are not permitted without prior written consent, even if for your own use. We do not permit the commercial use of Space Show programs or any part thereof, nor do we permit editing, YouTube clips, or clips placed on other private channels & websites. Space Show programs can be quoted, but the quote must be cited or referenced using the proper citation format. Contact The Space Show for further information. In addition, please remember that your Amazon purchases can help support The Space Show/OGLF. See http://www.onegiantleapfoundation.org/amazon.htm. For those listening to archives using live365.com and rating the programs, please email me as to why you assign a specific rating to the show. This will help me bring better programming to the audience.
We welcomed Brett Hoffstadt to the program for this 62 minute discussion regarding his book and his suggestions for how to become an aerospace engineer. Visit his websites for me information, http://howtobearocketscientist.com & http://www.engineeryourinnovation.com. Please note that later in the segment we had to pause the program to restart one of our streaming servers. I apologize for this inconvenience. During our program, Brett, in discussing his book which he said was mainly targeted to high school students but also some middle school students, took us through the ten tips and discussed each of them. The ten tips in the book are 1)Reflect On Your Passions; 2) Expand Your Concept of Rocket Science’ 3) Associate with People In The Field; 4) Read A Book On Rocket Science; 5) Watch A Movie About Rocket Science; 6) Make a Short Take-Off (STO) Into The Workplace; 7) Use Free And Informal Education Resources; 8) Know How To Apply For a Job; 9) Find A Mentor; 10) Appreciate And Work On The Soft Skills. Listeners asked him to create a chat room for something like “office hours” with students who might be interested in talking with him. In addition, it was suggested he create a companion workbook for students who wanted to go further than just reading the book. During our discussion of the first few tips, Brett suggested a book on his reading list, “Mindset: The New Psychology of Success” by Carol Dweck. Do It Yourself Space and the Maker Faire movement came up & Brett was supportive of both efforts. Listeners had several questions about some of the specific tips Brett discussed. He was also asked for additional tips not included in the book. As the program was ending, Brett told us about his blog, the success stories on the blog and subscribing to his blog. His blog can be found at http://howtobearocketscientist.com/blog.
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Nino Pollizzi, Sunday, 2-3-13 February 4, 2013Posted by The Space Show in Uncategorized.
Tags: algebra, balance beam. Ohm's Law., DC-X, DC-X 20th reunion, Middle School, Nino Pollizzi, orbits, parabolas, pulleys, Rocket Science Tutors, STEM
Nino Pollizzi, Sunday, 2-3-13
Guest: Nino Pollizzi. Topics: Rocket Science Tutors and the DC-X with the upcoming 20th reunion. Please direct all comments and questions regarding Space Show programs/guest(s) to the Space Show blog, https://thespaceshow.wordpress.com. Comments and questions should be relevant to the specific Space Show program. Written Transcripts of Space Show programs are a violation of our copyright and are not permitted without prior written consent, even if for your own use. We do not permit the commercial use of Space Show programs or any part thereof, nor do we permit editing, YouTube clips, or clips placed on other private channels & websites. Space Show programs can be quoted, but the quote must be cited or referenced using the proper citation format. Contact The Space Show for further information.
We welcomed Nino Pollizzi back to the program to discuss his STEM outreach educational program, Rocket Science Tutors (www.rocketsciencetutors.com). Rocket Science Tutors is a program for middle school students, currently in the Santa Ana school district in Orange County, CA, to teach STEM subjects to students after school. During the first part of our program, Nino described Rocket Science Tutors in detail, starting with the all volunteer staff from within the industry and the University of California Irvine (UCI) graduate students. He described the after school problem, the need for a teacher advisor, parental approval, and the demographic of the kids enrolled in the program. He said the program has been in place for eight years and they are open to expanding it to other schools and districts around the country. In fact, he received listener questions about expanding it to St. Louis and Los Angeles. Nino said the program was ready to be replicated. He has invited interested parties to contact him about this. We talked about some of the programs and projects taught in their classes including pulleys, basic electrical systems, Ohm’s Law, parabolas, the need for algebra, and more.
In our second segment of this 1 hour 42 minute program, we talked about the DC-X as Nino worked on that program when he was with McDonnell Douglas. DC-X is having their 20th reunion this August in New Mexico, an event which Nino talked about during our discussion. We also talked about the DC-X vehicle, its problems, the plans to scale up the demo to the two more advanced models, and ultimately its cancellation and the NASA selection of the X-33. Nino also took some questions about the possibility of a single stage to orbit vehicle with a useful payload.
If you have comments/questions for Nino regarding this program, please post them on The Space Show blog. You can also contact Nino using www.rocketsciencetutors.com/contactus.php or directly by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.