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Tune in April 20-23, 2021!

X-STEM All Access is an entertaining, educational, and interactive online STEM experience for 6-12th graders. Through a series of daily livestream events, students will hear from an exclusive group of visionaries who aim to inspire kids about careers in science, technology, engineering, and math.

X-STEM All Access 2021 is moderated by Justin Shaifer (Mr. Fascinate), who will take kids on a STEM adventure with new engaging speakers, brain breaks, and Q&A’s each day of the event.

Check this page to stay up to date on all things X-STEM All Access, like new speakers, special guests, and more!

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Visit the NEXT STEPS page for resources from our speakers and partners.

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About Our Speakers

The 2021 X-STEM All Access is presented as a series of four daily livestream events. Each livestream event featured speakers who share a similar STEM topic.

New speakers added weekly. Keep checking here for more updates!

Combining STEM Superpowers
4/20/21 1:00 PM EST

Dr. Tracy Fanara

She's an environmental engineer on a mission to extend humanity's time on earth by making it safe for all living things!
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Combining STEM Superpowers
4/20/21 1:00 PM EST

Tamara Robertson

Check out this engineer, TV host, and Superhero Scientist who uses her special powers to mentor more women into STEM.
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Brain Break
4/20/21 1:00 PM EST

NASA

See how NASA’s Space Launch System will meet the challenges of exploring deep space.

Exploring Our Minds
4/21/21 1:00 PM EST

Dr. Kafui Dzirasa

Learn about the electricity behind emotions from this renowned psychiatrist and neuroscientist.
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Exploring Our Minds
4/21/21 1:00 PM EST

Dr. Kay Tye

This neuroscientist seeks to identify connections in our brains involved in emotions, motivations, and social behaviors.
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Sponsor Spotlight
4/21/21 1:00 PM EST

Dr. Ann Taylor

AstraZeneca's Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Ann Taylor, will make a special guest appearance during the "Exploring Our Minds" segment!

Special Guest
4/21/21 1:00 PM EST

Dr. Francis Collins

Tune in to see physician-geneticist and NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins during his special guest appearance on the "Exploring Our Minds" episode!

High Altitude Inspiration
4/22/21 1:00 PM EST

Major Jay Park

Explore the role of STEM in aviation with a member of the U.S. Air Force! Maj. Jay Park shares his story of joining the military to inspire the next generation of leaders and aviators.
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High Altitude Inspiration
4/22/21 1:00 PM EST

Captain Barrington Irving

Hear about Captain Barrington Irving's journey in Aviation as the youngest and first Black pilot to fly around the world. Captain Irving shares how his experience has inspired him to give back through his program, The Flying Classroom.
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Brain Break
4/22/21 1:00 PM EST

Music Notes

Listen to David "Mr. D" Landix and LaMar "Mr. Q-U-E" Queen of Music Notes rap for Earth Day!

Deep Sea Science
4/23/21 1:00 PM EST

Chris Fischer

Join this expedition leader and founder of OCEARCH live from his research vessel as he and his team study great white sharks.
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Deep Sea Science
4/23/21 1:00 PM EST

Dr. Mike Heithaus

Learn about the ecological importance of sharks and other large marine species from this Florida International University marine biologist.
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Brain Break
4/23/21 1:00 PM EST

Roy Moye III

Take a brain break with Roy Moye III, an Aerospace Engineer and the Founder and CEO of STEMusic, and enjoy his STEM-inspired beats!

Partner Resource

Generation Health

Check out the signature program Generation Health: How Science Powers Us for middle school STEM students, presented by X-STEM All Access partner, AstraZeneca.

Partner Resource

Ask a Scientist

X-STEM All Access partner, AstraZeneca, presents "Ask a Scientist" videos where you can find answers from major scientists in the industry!

Watch the 2021 Series

Combining STEM Superpowers

Join Dr. Tracy Fanara, environmental engineer and ocean scientist, Tamara Robertson, chemical and biomolecular engineer and television host, to learn how these Superhero Scientists are making a difference in our world.  Plus – learn about the engineering that takes us into deep space during a Brain Break with NASA.

Exploring Our Minds

Join Dr. Kaf Dzirasa, brain engineer, and Dr. Kay Tye, neuroscientist and professor, to learn about their work to better understand the connections behind our emotions and social behaviors.  See special guest appearances from AstraZeneca’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Ann Taylor and a special musical performance from NIH Director, Dr. Francis Collins.

High Altitude Inspiration

Join Major Jay Park, U.S. Air Force aviator, and Captain Barrington Irving, record breaking aviator and founder of The Flying Classroom, to hear their inspiring stories that led them into exciting careers in aviation.  Learn about the diverse STEM careers at the U.S. Department of Defense from Dr. JihFen Lei.  Celebrate Earth Day with David “Mr. D” Landix and LaMar “Mr. Q-U-E” Queen of Music Notes.

Deep Sea Science

Join marine biologists, Dr. Mike Heithaus from Florida State University and Chris Fischer, Founder of OCEARCH, as they take a deep dive into the subject of marine science. Learn about how both their institutions study sharks in the wild and use STEM in multiple ways during their expeditions.  Take a musical trip to the aquarium with Roy Moye III of STEMusic for a fun Brain Break.

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