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The Smithsonian’s Kirk Johnson: Living Out a Childhood Love For Natural History and Its Museums

The ‘Nifty Fifty (times 4)’, a program of Science Spark, presented by InfoComm International, are a group of 200 noted science and engineering professionals who will fan out across the Washington, D.C. area in the 2014-2015 school year to speak about their work and careers at various middle and high schools. Meet Nifty Fifty Speaker Dr.…

In her laboratory, scientist Elizabeth “Liz” Cottrell uses sophisticated equipment to simulate the extreme conditions found deep below volcanoes – creating pressures equivalent to the center of the Earth and temperatures hotter than the sun. Her experiments at the micron scale are shedding light on the processes that have shaped our planet. Liz is a…