What did the founding fathers intend the powers of the chief executive to be? How has the President’s relationship with Congress evolved? Join students at Mount Vernon as we answer those questions and more.
Richard Wernick conducts a Master Class on the music of American composer Irving Fine to students from the Peabody Preparatory Performance Academy for Strings. Produced in conjunction with the Library of Congress Irving Fine Centennial Festival.
"In this episode of STEM in 30, we explore the role African Americans played during World War II and the transformation of aviation.
Before 1941, there were no African American pilots in the United States' armed forces. With entry into World War II imminent, the U.S. Army Air Corps began to offer training to African American pilots and mechanics. ’t any African American pilots in the United States armed forces. Called the Tuskegee Airmen because they trained in Tuskegee, Alabama, these airmen made a pioneering contribution to the war and the subsequent drive to end racial segregation in the American military."
On Jan. 26, a live tribute was held at the Kennedy Space Center visitor complex in honor of the crews of Apollo 1, and the space shuttles Challenger and Columbia, as well as other NASA colleagues who lost their lives for the cause of exploration.
Aboard the International Space Station, Expedition 53 Flight Engineer Paolo Nespoli of ESA (European Space Agency) discussed how students can aspire to be astronauts and engineers during a “Mission X” competition in-flight event Nov. 29. Mission X is an international educational challenge, focusing on fitness and nutrition that encourages students to train like an astronaut. Teams of primary school-aged students (8-12 years old) learn the principles of healthy eating and exercise, compete for points by finishing training modules, and learn about the world's future in space and educational possibilities for their own future.
For forensic anthropologist and “Museum CSI” Kari Bruwelheide, every bone tells a story – sometimes a grisly one. Learn how she examines human skeletons to solve mysteries, including whether Jamestown settlers practiced "survival cannibalism."
As humankind faces massive changes in weather patterns, sea level, ocean acidity, and oxygen levels, Scripps Oceanography has launched a new center focused on understanding and adapting to the impacts of climate change. Mark Merrifield, Director of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography Center for Climate Change Impacts and Adaptations explains how the members of this dynamic network will develop strategies for climate change adaptation.
This chapter in the Time of Remembrance Oral Histories Project: The Internment Experience, includes first-hand accounts from WWII. This is Toru Saito's account of growing up in America and living in an internment camp.
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Get ready! This week is SEVA Stats Week where we look at the 2020 #sevaawards by the numbers. This year, we received over 600 entries - a record number! This landmark accomplishment could not have been possible without the entire SEVA community. Thank you! pic.twitter.com/d6zOZ7OXdd