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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

MajorTim.space’s 10 Minute Star Striking Facts – Week 30

MajorTim.space’s 10 Minute Star Striking Facts
Week 30
Speaker – Joan Melendez Misner
Joan is a NASA Aerospace Integration Engineer for the Launch Services Program.
Her responsibilities include defining the requirements, verification testing and integrating systems between the Spacecraft and Launch Vehicle for all of NASA’s science exploration missions.

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 29

MajorTim.space’s 10 Minute Star Striking Facts
Week 29
Speaker – Lois Huneycutt
Lois Huneycutt is an Associate Professor of History at the University of Missouri, Columbia.
She also an Administrator for the 19,000+ member Facebook group – Space Hipsters –
which celebrates the past, present and future of space exploration.  She helps coordinate Space Hipsters outreach and educational projects, including field trips, educational fundraising efforts and the annual prize given for the best book in the field of space history, exploration or astronomy.

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 – Space Quest!

Are you fascinated by the awe and wonders of all things space?…
If so – then this event is for you!

Join MajorTim.space for Space Quest
A one night only line-up of fantastic celebrity guests to celebrate World Space Week 2020.

The evening will be hosted by Amelia Jane Piper (CEO/founder of MajorTim.space).

The event will consist of a talk by Vix Southgate – World Space Week National Coordinator for the UK, Author and manager for VIPs

A chat with Sophia Lee- Roberts  – Chair of UKSEDS

Plus, an ‘out of this world’ special guest – Nicole Passonno Stott – An astronaut and artist who creatively combines the awe and wonder of her spaceflight experience with artwork.
She’s a veteran NASA Astronaut with two spaceflights and 104 days living and working in space as a crew member on both the International Space Station (ISS) and the Space Shuttle.

Not forgetting an interview with Herb Baker (NASA) by our PUMP UP THE STEM 2020 competition Champions –
5-8 category winner – Marthy Rose Hill-Davis (age 6)
13-18 category winner – Emilie Heather (age 13)
Most Enthusiastic Presenter category winner – Tom Jones (age 9)
Most Amusing Video category winner – Millie Davies (age 8)

Also, a personal video message from Professor Chris Lintott – best known as co-presenter of BBC’s Sky At Night.

Tim Gagnon – an artist who has worked with NASA Astronauts designing their mission patches, will give an in-depth insight into his work.

Join us on Sunday (11th October 2020) at 6pm(BST) as we launch you into the wonders of space!

The audience can ask our speakers questions in the comments on YouTube – we will try our best to answer all.

Click here to attend the event on YouTube –

 

MajorTim.space’s 10 Minute Star Striking Facts – Week 28

MajorTim.space’s 10 Minute Star Striking Facts
Week – 28
Speaker – Herb Baker – back by popular demand!
Celebrating World Space Week
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.

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 27

MajorTim.space’s 10 Minute Star Striking Facts
Week 27
Speaker – Michael Marshall
Michael is a science writer based in the UK.
His book The Genesis Quest is about how life began on Earth and is out now.

His work has been published in New Scientist, the BBC, Guardian/Observer, Nature, Spectrum and the Telegraph.

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 26

MajorTim.space’s 10 Minute Star Striking Facts
Week 26
Speaker – Keith Haviland
Keith is a film producer who has made documentaries on spaceflight – especially the Apollo era and other subjects.
His projects include ‘The Last Man on the Moon’, ‘Mission Control’, ‘Armstrong’ and the Emmy-nominated ‘Chasing the Moon’.

He is also involved in helping start-up space businesses.

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 25

MajorTim.space’s 10 Minute Star Striking Facts
Week 25
Speaker – Fran Scott
A TWO WEEK SPECIAL – PART 2
Fran is three-time BAFTA nominated engineering/science presenter, consultant and pyrotechnician, specialising in science demonstrations for both the stage and screen.
With twelve years of experience in informal STEM education, she’s worked on more than 20 science television series, has successfully produced hundreds of science stage shows/events and contributed to 13 science books and kits.

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 24

MajorTim.space’s 10 Minute Star Striking Facts
Week 24
Speaker – Fran Scott
A TWO WEEK SPECIAL – PART 1
Fran is three-time BAFTA nominated engineering/science presenter, consultant and pyrotechnician, specialising in science demonstrations for both the stage and screen.
With twelve years of experience in informal STEM education, she’s worked on more than 20 science television series, has successfully produced hundreds of science stage shows/events an contributed to 13 science books and kits.

TO BE CONTINUED NEXT MONDAY (14TH SEPTEMBER 2020) – WEEK 25

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!