“Shake It Up” at girlStart’s Girls In STEM – 2022

FANTASTIC DAY teaching with my best girl!

“Shake It Up”….. build the unbreakable building and reduce shaking from an EARTHQUAKE !

Which candy do you think builds the strongest building? What does “strong” mean?

#GirlsInSTEM, #girlStart, #AliefISD

Texas Girls Collaborative Project: Houston Navy Week STEM Coffee Chat

Join STEM advocates and educators from across the Houston area for a Houston Navy Week STEM Coffee Chat with Rear Admiral Jennifer Couture of the United States Navy. Get a behind-the-scenes peek into STEM in the Navy: technology advances and innovations that are keeping our country safe and secure, STEM career pathways in the Navy, and more! REGISTER HERE —>> TXGCP COFFEE CHAT

The Houston Navy Week STEM Coffee Chat is led by the Texas Girls Collaborative Project Houston Regional Leadership Team and Houston-area Champions Board members.

About this event

Join STEM advocates and educators from across the Houston area for a Houston Navy Week STEM Coffee Chat with Rear Admiral Jennifer Couture of the United States Navy. Get a behind-the-scenes peek into STEM in the Navy: technology advances and innovations that are keeping our country safe and secure, STEM career pathways in the Navy, and more!

Agenda:

  • 8:00 – 8:10 a.m. Welcome, TxGCP Overview, Introductions
  • 8:10 – 8:30 a.m. Rear Admiral Jennifer Couture, United States Navy
  • 8:30 – 9:00 a.m. Q&A
  • 9:00 – 9:30 a.m. Open Networking

About Rear Admiral Jennifer Couture:

Rear Adm. Couture is a native of Vineland, New Jersey. She commissioned through the NROTC program at the George Washington University in 1995 and she received a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations. She holds a master’s degree in International Studies from Old Dominion University, and she completed her Joint Professional Military Education as a student of the U.S. Naval War College and the Joint Forces Staff College.

At sea, Couture served onboard USS Wasp (LHD 1), USS Saipan (LHA 2) USS Elrod (FFG 55), USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55), and USS Porter (DDG 78). She commanded USS Kauffman (FFG 59) and Destroyer Squadron 28 where she deployed twice as the Sea Combat commander with Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group. She has deployed in support of Operations Joint Endeavor, Active Endeavor, Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom and Inherent Resolve.

Ashore, Couture served as current surface operations officer for Commander, U.S. Atlantic Fleet; flag secretary to Commander, Naval Surface Force Atlantic; contingency plans officer, U.S. Joint Forces Command; and, assistant chief of staff for Manning, Manpower, and Personnel (N1) for Commander, Naval Surface Force Atlantic. Couture also served as a federal executive fellow at the Center for a New American Security and as special assistant for legislative matters to the Chief of Naval Personnel.

Her most recent assignment prior to Naval Service Training Command was as director for the Commander’s Action Group, for Commander, Naval Surface Force Atlantic.

She has earned numerous personal awards including the Legion of Merit (second award) as well as various other personal, unit, and service awards.

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The Houston Navy Week STEM Coffee Chat is led by the Texas Girls Collaborative Project Houston Regional Leadership Team and Houston-area Champions Board members.

All registrants will be added to the Texas Girls Collaborative Project monthly eNewsletter.

Don’t Freak Out – SHAKE OUT!

Join TXESP for the annual G-L-O-B-A-L “ShakeOut” – and Earthquake Awareness and Preparedness Event – contact us on txesp.org if you would like to participate in our earthquake drill (in-person on online!)

Girls in STEM Conference – COME JOIN!!

Houston Girls in STEM 2022 Is BACK !!!

Join TXESP as we present “Shake It Down” earthquake engineering competition. Register at :

https://girlstart.org/…/houston-girls-in-stem-conference/

👀⬇️ That’s us at time 1:00 mins into this video from the 2019 event

RASPBERRY SHAKES AND BOOMS RECORD THE DARNDEST THINGS

RESEARCH SEISMOLOGISTS, EDUCATORS, AND COMMUNITY SCIENTISTS COLLABORATE TO MONITOR AN INTRIGUING VARIETY OF EARTH-QUAKING EVENTS

July 6, 2022 – by Alan L. Kafka (Weston Observatory, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Boston College), Jay J. Pulli (Raytheon BBN Technologies), Kristi R. Fink (Texas Educational Seismic Project), Christopher Stapels (MathWorks), Kasey Cannon (Weston Observatory, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Boston College), Donald McCasland (Blue Hill Observatory and Science Center), Keith L. McLaughlin (Leidos Dynetics-LInC), Stephen R. McNutt (University of South Florida), Jacob N. Kafka (WeirdHat.com), Richard Block (Snow Star Farm), and Megan J. Sharkey (Boston College).

READ HERE —->> Shakers and Makers!

Ho, Ho, Ho in North America

There have been many significant #earthquakes in North America this month. IRIS Station #E1TX and Raspberry Shake Station #R5DDF have recorded events in California, Mexico and Alaska. Images shown below, some filters have been applied. Shown first is a magnitude M4.8 earthquake on 12/19/2021 at 10:27 UTC near La Libertad, Mexico.

Also recorded, a magnitude M6.2 on 12/20/2021 at 20:10 UTC near Petrolia, CA

A magnitude M5.9 earthquake on 12/21/2021 at 22:42 UTC near Port Alsworth, Alaska

And most recently, a magnitude M6.0 12/22/2021 at 23:22 UTC near La Cruz de Loreto, Mexico

Deep, Powerful Earthquake Rocks Chile

On Sunday, 11/28/2021 at 10:52hrs UTC, a MAJOR magnitude M7.5 earthquake occurred near Barranca, Peru. The hypocenter was very deep at ~112km. The wide-felt, strong shaking caused damages and injuries and are still being reported as of Monday, 11/2/2021. The event was recorded here in Spring, TX, USA on a Raspberry Shake seismograph, Station R5DDF (shown below). The seismogram has a LP 0.8 Hz filter applied. Photograph courtesy of Reuters News Organization.

More information about the event can be found HERE.

What is that wiggle?

Did you know that seismographs can detect many “things” in/on/around our world? Beyond earthquakes and landslides, seismographs can provide data and information about how people move within populations, trains, hurricanes, helicopters and even meteors. Read our Abstract HERE —>

Learn MORE at the Eastern Section of the Seismological Society of America’s session from the co-authors at the annual meeting. This is a collaboration of work from: A. L. Kafka (Weston Observatory, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Boston College), J. J. Pulli (Raytheon BBN Technologies), K. R. Fink (Texas Educational Seismic Project), C. Stapels (MathWorks), K. Cannon (Weston Observatory, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Boston College), D. McCasland (Blue Hill Observatory Science Center), K. L. McLaughlin (Leidos Dynetics-LInC), J. N. Kafka (WeirdHat.com), R. Block (Snow Star Farm), and M. Sharkey (Boston College).

Previously planned for Atlanta, ES-SSA will be fully virtual and open to all. While ES-SSA focuses primarily on advancing earthquake science in Central and Eastern North America and intraplate seismology, we also welcome contributions from other aspects of earthquake and seismological studies.

Follow this LINK to view our POSTER.

Texas Women and Girls in STEM Summit

The annual Texas Women and Girls in STEM Summit, hosted by Texas Girls Collaborative Project (txgcp.org), will be held on the UT Austin campus on December 10, 2021 from 9:00a – 3:00p. Join TXGCP for their 5th annual summit designed to share best practices, connect organizations and individuals, and showcase outstanding efforts to increase the number of girls in STEM and support the retention of women in STEM careers.  STEM professionals and all who are engaged in education, outreach, recruitment, and/or retention of women and girls in STEM are invited to join in.

Call for session proposals open NOW.
Stand Up for STEM Award nominations open NOW.

Major Earthquake Rocks Alaska, Tsunami Warning Issued

On July 29, 2021 a major earthquake occurred offshore Alaska. The massive quake was recorded in Spring, TX, at IRIS Station E1TX (shown first) on an EQ1 seismograph. The event was also recorded on a Raspberry Shake (Station R5DDF) co-located in Spring, TX; filtered seismograms (shown last) of the waveforms were easily identified and are very intriguing.

“The magnitude-8.2 Chignik Earthquake, which struck at 10:15 p.m. local time on Wednesday (0615 GMT Thursday) just off the Aleutians, was the strongest felt in the United States since an 8.7 quake ripped through the western Aleutian Islands in 1965.”

Because the epicenter was located offshore , away from highly populated towns, and at a depth greater than 30 km, injuries and damages were limited.

The M8.2 quake was significant enough for a tsnuami warning to be issued for the immediate region.

“In Alaska, small tsunami waves measuring under a foot (30 cm) above tide level were observed in Sand Point, Old Harbor, King Cove, Kodiak, Unalaska and Alitak Bay, according to the U.S. National Tsunami Warning Center (NTWC).”. Read more from Reuters HERE.