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MajorTim.space’s 10 Minute Star Striking Facts – Week 39

MajorTim.space’s 10 Minute Star Striking Facts
Week 39
Speaker – Karin Brunnemann
Karin has degrees in Business Information Systems as well as Psychology and is currently finalizing her PhD in Management.
She has also taken numerous courses in the field of space exploration.
Karin has been working as an international project manager for more than 25 years and shares her knowledge as a consultant, trainer and business coach.
She is currently working as a flight planner and intercultural trainer for the Austrian Space Forum and as project manager at Borospace, a Slovak start-up building suborbital rockets and developing hybrid rocket fuel for ESA.
She is consulting small space companies preparing for growth.

The 10 Minute Star Striking Facts series is an engaging online outreach project to inspire all.
On Monday each week, we will feature a different speaker with a fact of their choice.

Join us every Monday at 6pm as we spike your interest and curiosity in new areas of STEM/Space knowledge in a personal and relaxed setting – perfect for people of all ages!

MajorTim.space’s 10 Minute Star Striking Facts – Week 38

MajorTim.space’s 10 Minute Star Striking Facts
Week 38
Speaker – John Gould
John Gould is a spaceflight writer and historian from Florida.
Growing up near Kennedy Space Center, he always dreamt of participating in the space industry.  In his early 20s, he started his website, livingspace.earth, telling the stories of his adventures in and around the spaceflight and its unique community.
Now working as a Communications Specialist for NASA, John helps to communicate NASA’s activities and projects – achieving his childhood dream of being part of an organisation that explores the next frontier – space.

The 10 Minute Star Striking Facts series is an engaging online outreach project to inspire all.
On Monday each week, we will feature a different speaker with a fact of their choice.

Join us every Monday at 6pm as we spike your interest and curiosity in new areas of STEM/Space knowledge in a personal and relaxed setting – perfect for people of all ages!

 

MajorTim.space’s 10 Minute Star Striking Facts – Week 37

MajorTim.space’s 10 Minute Star Striking Facts
Week 37
THE FIRST VIDEO OF 2021!
Speaker – Professor Chris Lintott
Chris Lintott is a professor of Astrophysics, based at Oxford University.
He is co-founder of both Galaxy Zoo and Zooniverse.
As Principal Investigator of the Zooniverse, Chris leads a team who run the world’s most successful citizen science projects.
A passionate advocate of the public understanding of science.
Best known as co-presenter of the BBC’s long running Sky at Night programme.

The 10 Minute Star Striking Facts series is an engaging online outreach project to inspire all.
On Monday each week, we will feature a different speaker with a fact of their choice.

Join us every Monday at 6pm as we spike your interest and curiosity in new areas of STEM/Space knowledge in a personal and relaxed setting – perfect for people of all ages!

MajorTim.space’s 10 Minute Star Striking Facts – Week 36

MajorTim.space’s 10 Minute Star Striking Facts
Week 36
Speaker – Ruth Amos
Ruth is an inventor, presenter and co-founder of YouTube channel Kids Invent Stuff, aimed at inspiring the next generation of inventors and engineers, by bringing their inventions to life.  From custard firing superhero suits, flaming pianos and Slime firing cars Shawn and Ruth bring to life kid’s inventions with often hilarious results.

An award winning engineer and is passionate about making and STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Arts and Maths), co-running the #girlswithdrills campaign around inclusive making.

The 10 Minute Star Striking Facts series is an engaging online outreach project to inspire all.
On Monday each week, we will feature a different speaker with a fact of their choice.

Join us every Monday at 6pm as we spike your interest and curiosity in new areas of STEM/Space knowledge in a personal and relaxed setting – perfect for people of all ages!

 

MajorTim.space’s 10 Minute Star Striking Facts – Week 35

MajorTim.space’s 10 Minute Star Striking Facts
Week 35
Speaker – Steve Sherman
Steve is the Chief Imagination Officer of a STEAM-based NGO in South Africa called Living Maths.
He teaches approximately 4500 students weekly in schools around Cape Town as well as the world.
Steve is passionate about sharing knowledge and empowering young people.
He knows his way around EDtech as he regularly facilitates workshops for teachers and conducts Skype and Google Hangout Interviews with participants from all over the world.
He has taught in over 200 different classrooms around the world using the internet.
Steve is a 2 x TEDx Speaker, a Microsoft Innovator Educator Expert, a recipient of the 2020 Global Teacher Award and one of only 2 Skype Master Teachers in South Africa.

The 10 Minute Star Striking Facts series is an engaging online outreach project to inspire all.
On Monday each week, we will feature a different speaker with a fact of their choice.

MajorTim.space’s 10 Minute Star Striking Facts – Week 34

MajorTim.space’s 10 Minute Star Striking Facts
Week 34
Speaker – Alex Lennon
Alex Lennon, MA (Cantab), MIOD, MIET, Director, Dynamic Devices Ltd – an experienced embedded systems engineer with a deep knowledge and wide experience of both software development and project management.
He has provided cutting edge hardware and software design solutions to industry within the United States and EMEA, successfully bringing a wide range of embedded and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) products to market.
His technical expertise includes the architectural design and development of embedded systems, deployment of large scale assured data delivery systems and the creation of low power, high reliability IIoT sensor devices.  Currently Dynamic Devices is providing IIoT solutions in the Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) space, including Narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) with Vodafone & the roll-out of LoRaWAN with The Things Network in the North West of the UK.

The 10 Minute Star Striking Facts series is an engaging online outreach project to inspire all.
On Monday each week, we will feature a different speaker with a fact of their choice.

Join us every Monday at 6pm as we spike your interest and curiosity in new areas of STEM/Space knowledge in a personal and relaxed setting – perfect for people of all ages!

MajorTim.space’s 10 Minute Star Striking Facts – Week 33

MajorTim.space’s 10 Minute Star Striking Facts
Week 33
Speaker – Mark McCaughrean & Alexander Milas
Co-founders of Space Rocks

Mark McCaughrean – Senior Scientific Advisor at the European Space Agency (ESA).
Responsible for communicating the scientific results from ESA’s astronomy, heliophysics, planetary and fundamental physics missions.

Alexander Milas – an erstwhile archaeologist, music journalist and editor in-chief of Metal Hammer magazine.
Founding director of Twin V Ltd as well as the World Metal Congress.

The 10 Minute Star Striking Facts series is an engaging online outreach project to inspire all.
On Monday each week, we will feature a different speaker with a fact of their choice.

Join us every Monday at 6pm as we spike your interest and curiosity in new areas of STEM/Space knowledge in a personal and relaxed setting – perfect for people of all ages!

MajorTim.space’s 10 Minute Star Striking Facts – Week 32

MajorTim.space’s 10 Minute Star Striking Facts
Week 32
Speaker – Jerry Stone
Jerry is a freelance space presenter.
He has been interviewed on TV and radio in the UK (including Blue Peter), USA and Romania – covering space missions to the ISS for the BBC and Sky News.
Jerry is a fellow of the British Interplanetary Society.

The 10 Minute Star Striking Facts series is an engaging online outreach project to inspire all.
On Monday each week, we will feature a different speaker with a fact of their choice.

Join us every Monday at 6pm as we spike your interest and curiosity in new areas of STEM/Space knowledge in a personal and relaxed setting – perfect for people of all ages!

MajorTim.space’s 10 Minute Star Striking Facts – Week 31

MajorTim.space’s 10 Minute Star Striking Facts
Week 31
Speaker – Dr Jackie Bell
Mathematician & theoretical particle physicist – based at Imperial College London.
A contestant on the BBC’s ‘Astronauts: Do You Have What it Takes?’ programme – She was selected from from over 3,500 applicants to take part and undertake tests similar to those used in the astronaut selection at major space agencies.
Jackie has won multiple awards for her work!
She’s from Liverpool, UK.

The 10 Minute Star Striking Facts series is an engaging online outreach project to inspire all.
On Monday each week, we will feature a different speaker with a fact of their choice.

Join us every Monday at 6pm as we spike your interest and curiosity in new areas of STEM/Space knowledge in a personal and relaxed setting – perfect for people of all ages!

PUMP UP THE STEM 2020 – Winners

PUMP UP THE STEM 2020 – Winners

PUMP UP THE STEM is a competition for budding scientists, naturalists, astronauts, engineers and mathematicians etc who want to share their excitement for STEM while gaining valuable presenting experience.
Young people (age 5-18) submit videos that are up to 4 minutes long and show their passion for STEM!

The PUMP UP THE STEM 2020 judges were –

5-8 Category Judge – Herb Baker
Herb recently retired from NASA after 42 years at JSC, KSC & NASA Headquarters having worked in the Space Shuttle, Space Station & Orion program offices and managing the business office supporting Flight Operations.
He is currently on the Board of Directors for the JSC NASA Alumni League and volunteers at Space Center Houston,

9-12 Category Judge – Sue Nelson
Sue is an award winning radio producer, science journalist and former BBC TV science/environment correspondent.
She is also the author of – Wally Funk’s Race for Space: The Extraordinary Story of a Female Aviation Pioneer.

13-18 Category Judge – Dr Mark Lewney
Guitar Physicist
A Senior Patent Examiner with a PhD in Guitar Acoustics
Also know as the ‘Rock Doctor’, Mark was the first ever winner of the
FameLab Competition.
He is said to be a cross between Einstein and Jimi Hendrix!

Most Enthusiastic Presenter Category Judge – Amelia Jane Piper
CEO/Founder/manager of MajorTim.space.
A public speaker, science communicator, photographer, Podcaster, coder, video editor and graphics designer.
She recently won the title of ‘UKSEDS Outreach Ambassador of the Year 2020’ in recognition of her voluntary non-profit work.

Watch all of the fantastic winning videos from 2020 in the YouTube Playlist playlist – https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLzUcFnvbfgXSsAZ-CPA9IuU3e2nJPZZxb