When You’re a Scientist

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Kevin Temmer is an animator, composer, singer, and songwriter. And Kevin’s still in high school. The precociously talented student created both the animation and music for this playful opening to the 2011 Cool Jobs series—fitting for a program about finding your passions and doing what you love.

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Date: Saturday June 4, 2011
Time: 02:00 PM-03:30 PM
Venue: NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts
Moderator: Baba Brinkman
Participants: Beth Shapiro, Heather Knight, Mark Moffett, Nate Ball

Imagine hanging out with some of the world’s kookiest critters in the jungle’s tallest trees, building a robot that does stand-up comedy, inventing a device that propels you into the air like Batman, or traveling back in a DNA time machine to study ancient animals! We met the scientists who make it possible. They included ecologist and explorer Mark Moffett, aka “Dr. Bugs,” roboticist Heather Knight, mechanical engineer and daredevil Nathan Ball, and evolutionary biologist Beth Shapiro. We found out what they do, how they do it,...[Read more]