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Career Spotlight

October 12, 2014


Zebrafish Helping Science 

Meet Dr. Harry Burgess, an Investigator for the National Institutes of Health. He talks about the zebrafish experiments and how their behaviors are similar to humans.


Zebra Fish and Hearing Loss












Zoo Keepers - Career Spotlight 

Meet Kristen and Juan, Zoo Keepers at the National Zoo. They talk about creating natural habitats, how they train the animals and what you can do to get started.













Prosthetist- Career Spotlight 

David Beachler works at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center creating artificial limbs, primarily for injured servicemen and women. In this video, learn about how prosthetic limbs are created, even hands that can move based on electrical signals in the body, and what a prosthetist does on an average day. For more information on Walter Reed, you can visit their website at ‪












Biologist & Chemist - Career Spotlight 

Do you love science? What about if you could use science to protect human and animal health? Check out analytical chemist Lauren Curtis and biologist Elizabeth Tall's jobs in this video as we explore the FDA's Center for Veterinary Medicine. Discover how they're using science to learn more about the world around them, to try and keep everyone safe and healthy. For more information, you can check out the CVM's kid page []











Archeologists - Career Spotlight 

Do you think it would be cool to dig up a piece of history? Do you like getting your hands dirty and finding out the story behind things? Check out Joy Beasley and Kate Birmingham's jobs - as archaeologists with the National Park Service! In this video, explore the Best Farm, a piece of Maryland history, see what archaeologists have uncovered so far, and see what being an archaeologist really entails. You can visit to learn more about the farm's history, as discovered with the help of archaeologists!













Marine Biologist - Career Spotlight 

Meet Chris Meyer, a marine biologist and scientist from the National Museum of Natural History. He talks about the ocean and his favorite animal the cowrie snail.

Brain Imaging 

Meet Dr. Peter Basser and Dr. Joelle Sarlls, scientists at the National Institutes of Health. They talk about what brain imaging is and how an MRI scanner works.


Hearing Loss using Brain Imaging













YES Program - Career Spotlight 

Meet student interns from the Youth Engagement Through Science Program. Students get to work in museums and get hands-on experience, working with scientists, educators and researchers. This internship is currently for high school students in the DC, Maryland and Virginia area.













Hydrogen Fuel Cells 

Dr. Karen Swider-Lyons works with the Naval Research Laboratory researching ways to integrate hydrogen fuel cells into engines. As a scientist, she's working towards results that no one has the answers to - she's "solving a puzzle every day!" For more information on the NRL and their pioneering research, you can visit 












Oceanographer - Career Spotlight

Meet Pablo Clemente-Colon. He's the chief scientist at the U.S. National Ice Center. Learn about satellite oceanography and tracking ice and snow cover. July 2012
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Architect - Career Spotlight 

If you love drawing or are fascinated by how buildings are designed, check out Tony Alonso's job, the Regional Chief Architect at the General Services Administration. As an architect, he gets to design buildings and work with a team of others to make the designs the best they can be. In this video, he'll tell you a little about how he is trying to design buildings that are more efficient and eco-friendly!

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