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Girls in STEM Interview Physicists

This fall, a group of Aspen High School students led by Mino Khan-Farooqi, Natalie Wesner and Claire Anderson formed a new club, “Girls in STEM,” with the intention of expanding their knowledge of careers in science, tech, engineering and math, in part by talking to women in these fields. They contacted the Aspen Center for Physics and have had their first interview with two visiting physicists, Debnandini Mukherjee from NASA Marshall Space Flight Center and Gayathri Vivekananthaswamy (V) from the University of Florida. It happened that these two physicists were educated in India but work in the US in the field of gravitational waves which made for a very interesting conversation.

Radio Physics is for everyone! You don't have to be a scientist or even an aficionado to be fascinated by the questions and answers that you'll hear between 4:30 and 5:00 on the fourth Tuesday of every month. Radio Physics is a collaboration with top high school physics students from Aspen to Rifle, the Aspen Center for Physics, and KDNK Community Radio in Carbondale. Students interview one of the more than 1,000 physicists who visit the Aspen Center for Physics every year.

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