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WOSU Public Media

WOSU Public Media's contribution to University Place is a variety of STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) learning objects, documentaries, and features.

Viruses and You
How the flu pandemic might play out. Moderator: Dr. Susan Fisher, Professor and Chair of the Department of Entomology at OSU. Panelists: Col. Jill Faris, Ohio National Guard; Dr. Daniel Janies, Associate Professor of Biomedical Informatics at OSU; Dr. Roger Miller, a College Health Physician at OSU; and Dr. Richard Siemons, Professor of Veterinary Preventative Medicine at OSU.

The McCormick Climate Change Conference
Dr. Lonnie G. Thompson, professor at the School of Earth Sciences and Byrd Polar Research Center at OSU, discusses "Retreating Glaciers, Abrupt Climate Change and our Future". Fred Pearce, author and former news editor at News Scientist and currently its environment and development consultant, briefly discusses "Our Future in a Warmer World".

Defining Science and Religion
A spirited panel discussion on the intersection of faith and evolution; moderated by David Brancaccio, host and senior editor of NOW on PBS. Panelists include Carol Anelli, associate professor of insect physiology and cell biology at Washington State University; Connie Bertka, adjunct faculty on Contemporary Issues in Science & Religion at Wesley Theological Seminary; and Joan Roughgarden, evolutionary ecologist at Stanford University.

The Center for Automotive Research
Researchers at the Center for Automotive Research at The Ohio State University have been experimenting with electric power for years. Now, with help from local industry, they have formed a consortium to test the feasibility of plug in hybrid electric vehicles and the smart grid.

The Future of Electric Cars
Electric is the new choice for automobiles of the future. Limitations in battery size and durability have prevented its adoption on a wide scale. The researchers at the Center for Automotive Research at The Ohio State University are about to change all of that.

Virtual Surgery
At Ohio State, medical professors are creating training tools for the Nintendo generation of surgeons.

Buckeye Bullet
A team of Ohio State University students tries to break the speed record in a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle they designed.

Mapping Mars
An OSU teams has developed software that enables NASA's Mars rovers to navigate the surface of Mars. By providing near real time maps to NASA, mission scientists are able to plan out the most efficient movement paths for the robots.

Astrobucks
Four aerospace engineering students from the Ohio State University traveled to the Johnson Space Center to test a new technique for extracting oxygen from lunar soil. The students conducted the experiments while flying aboard NASA's C-9 aircraft. The aircraft's flight simulates lunar gravity.




WPSU

Penn State Public Broadcasting

Common Ground Lobby Talks bring together the academy, the community, and the power of public media in the pursuit of increasing public discourse and providing a public forum for nuanced discussion. More

Conversations
Veteran interviewer Patty Satalia hosts in-depth conversations with a broad range of remarkable people. More

Issues that Affect Pennsylvania and Beyond: Organ Donation
For the first time ever, there are more than 100,000 Americans waiting for an organ transplant. If recent history is any guide, about one third of those waiting will die before an organ is available. About 75% of those waiting are in need of a kidney, which was the first, and is still the most common organ transplanted. In this special edition of Pennsylvania Inside Out, we'll find out more about the demand for kidneys and about what it's like for the more than 5,200 men, women and children in Pennsylvania alone who are waiting for a kidney transplant. More

Community Engagement Videos

Eight community engagement videos related to Penn State's Cooperative Extension are below. *

2009 Penn State Extension Community Focused

This Penn State Cooperative Extension community engagement video features 6 short stories on topics ranging from natural gas leasing rights for landowners to the renewal energy crop camelina, a plant used in biodiesel manufacturing.
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Ag and the Environment: Achieving Balance

This Penn State Cooperative Extension community engagement video focuses on issues faced by people who work to create a healthy Chesapeake Bay environment.
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Agriculture and the Environment Website

This Penn State Cooperative Extension community engagement video outlines the goals and mission of the Agricultural and Environment Center.
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Chesapeake Bay Lobby Talk Roll-in

This Penn State Cooperative Extension community engagement video tells a short story that sets up the Chesapeake Bay environmental concerns of Virginia and Maryland watermen.
Quicktime Streaming  |  Windows Streaming  |  Quicktime Podcast (download)

Expanding Penn State

This Penn State Cooperative Extension community engagement video provides a view of the benefits of green technology for communities.
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Penn State Cooperative Extension: Improving Pennsylvania 2008

This Penn State Cooperative Extension community engagement video documents the projects and educational services that the Cooperative Extension offers to its residents.
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Conewago Watershed Community: a Vision for the Future

This Penn State Cooperative Extension community engagement video profiles the Conewago Creek Watershed and an initiative with landowners to improve water quality in the lower Susquehanna Region and the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.
Quicktime Streaming  |  Windows Streaming  |  Quicktime Podcast (download)

Modern Manure Management: the Subsurfer Solution

This Penn State Cooperative Extension community engagement video looks at a new conservation technology called the subsurfer that may lessen the threat to the Chesapeake Bay Watershed from agricultural pollution by injecting soil with manure instead of leaving it on the surface.
Quicktime Streaming  |  Windows Streaming  |  Quicktime Podcast (download)



* To view the Windows Streaming videos on a Mac, you may need to install Flip4Mac. You can download it for free here. If you have problems with your player, please consult your institution's computer support staff or check the Windows Media Player FAQ or the Flip4Mac FAQ.





WPTU

Wisconsin Public Television

View over 300 university and community lectures and events covering a wide range of subjects, including: biology, botany, astronomy, anthropology, environment and climate studies, health and nutrition, chemistry, physics, business, medical sciences, social sciences, political science, history, literature, sociology, public education, etc.

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