KLRN SciGirls | Oct 2017 Screening

October 10, 2017
7:00pm Central Time
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In anticipation of this month's Meet Up with CPS Energy, KLRN’s SciGirls are going to learn all about renewable energy! You’ll learn the essentials of energy, meet Sandra Begay, a renewable energy scientist, and follow a group of SciGirls who design and build their own working miniature wind farm. We’ll be joined online by Begay, Indian Energy Program Lead at Sandia National Laboratories and Wayne Callender, Zero Emission Resource Manager at CPS Energy.

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SciGirls | Opening Video

The Essentials of Energy

Check out our whole series on ENERGY! bit.ly/1BnH5zu Subscribe: bit.ly/iotbs_sub Twitter: @okaytobesmart ↓ More info and sources below ↓ The world of energy is a confusing place. What's better, nuclear or solar? What's the difference between fluorescent bulbs and LEDs? What's the difference between energy and power? And what the heck is a kilowatt-hour?! In this video, we give you a tour of the essential principles behind the energy machine that puts fuel in our tanks and brings electricity to our homes. To be a good energy citizen, you need to speak the language LEARN MORE: Special thanks to Sheril Kirshenbaum and the Webber Energy Group at the University of Texas at Austin for their help with this series. www.webberenergygroup.com/ Check out their awesome online course "Energy 101" to learn about energy and energy policy from A to Z! www.energy101.com/ And to find out what people think about energy, check out the UT Energy Poll: www.utenergypoll.com/ Have an idea for an episode or an amazing science question you want answered? Leave a comment or check us out at the links below! Follow on Twitter: twitter.com/okaytobesmart twitter.com/jtotheizzoe Follow on Tumblr: www.itsokaytobesmart.com Follow on Instagram: instagram.com/jtotheizzoe ----------------- It's Okay To Be Smart is written and hosted by Joe Hanson, Ph.DFollow me on Twitter: @jtotheizzoe Email me: itsokaytobesmart AT gmail DOT com Facebook: www.facebook.com/itsokaytobesmart Google+ plus.google.com/+itsokaytobesmart For more awesome science, check out: www.itsokaytobesmart.com Produced by PBS Digital Studios: www.youtube.com/user/pbsdigitalstudios Joe Hanson - Creator/Host/Writer Joe Nicolosi - Director Amanda Fox - Producer, Spotzen IncKate Eads - Associate Producer Andrew Matthews - Editing/Motion Graphics/Animation Katie Graham - Director of Photography John Knudsen - Gaffer Theme music: "Ouroboros" by Kevin MacLeod Other music via APM Stock images from Shutterstock, stock footage from Videoblocks ----------------- Last week's video: Does the Moon Orbit the Earth? www.youtube.com/watch?v=3cJ3AemeUFM More videos: Why Does February Have 28 Days? www.youtube.com/watch?v=AgKaHTh-_Gs Why Vaccines Work www.youtube.com/watch?v=3aNhzLUL2ys Why Are Some People Left-Handed? www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPvMUpcxPSA Where Does the Smell of Rain Come From? www.youtube.com/watch?v=lGcE5x8s0B8

Scientist Profile: Renewable Energy Scientist

Renewable energy engineer, Sandra Begay-Campbell, works to bring alternative energy to remote parts of the Navajo Nation. A Navajo herself, Begay-Campbell works with the U.S. Department of Energy and the Navajo Nation to find energy solutions.

SciGirls | Main Feature

Blowin' in the Wind - Full Episode

Izzie's off the grid with Hannah and her friends, who design and build their own working miniature wind farm.

SciGirls | Closing Video

42min 5sec


  • KLRN

    The mission of KLRN is to enrich the lives of people throughout South Central Texas through the power of communication—providing quality programs and services that advance education, art and culture, and community.


  • Sandra Begay

    Sandra Begay is the Indian Energy Program Lead at Sandia National Laboratories.

  • Wayne Callender

    Wayne Callender is the Zero Emission Resource Manager at CPS Energy.

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