Shawn Fitzmaurice

Host and Producer of SciWorks Radio

Shawn Fitzmaurice works at SciWorks with a primary role as the Planetarium Technician. He holds a B.S. in Geology from Guilford College  and is an official GIT (Geologist in Training).

Shawn is originally from Massachusetts where he worked at the Museum of Science in Boston. After a twenty-two year career, he and his family relocated to North Carolina for a change in scenery and to further his education.

Shawn’s experience with radio dates back to 2006. Since then he has been hosting a specialized college radio show focusing on Independent music from Ireland. The show continues to operate out of WQFS, Guilford College radio in Greensboro.

SciWorks Radio is presented by SciWorks, the Science Center and Environmental Park of Forsyth County, located in Winston-Salem. The goal of this program is to encourage and extend scientific understanding and literacy within the community.

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SciWorks Radio
4:03 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

Charlie Talks With An Astonaut

Astronaut Thomas H. Marshburn, mission specialist
Credit NASA

SciWorks Radio is a production of 88.5 WFDD and SciWorks, the Science Center and Environmental Park of Forsyth County, located in Winston-Salem.

Charlie's talks with Astronaut Thomas H. Marshburn, mission specialist.
Charlie's extended interview with Astronaut Thomas H. Marshburn, mission specialist.

When you were a kid, did you want to be an astronaut? If you could have spoken to one, what would you ask?

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Sciworks Radio
5:02 pm
Fri July 11, 2014

Fish Tectonics

Waterfall on a small tributary of the Clearwater River
Karl Wegman, North Carolina State University

  SciWorks Radio is a production of 88.5 WFDD and SciWorks, the Science Center and Environmental Park of Forsyth County, located in Winston-Salem.

Nathan Lyons, a PhD student at North Carolina State University, is studying how climate and tectonics change the landscape.

  We often think of different scientific disciplines as existing in isolation from one another, but in reality they are interconnected. For example, Astronomy is the study of space and the objects within. These objects are made from atoms, and can be investigated though chemistry. They follow the laws of Physics. Earth is one of those objects. Earth’s biologic organisms evolved and are influenced by the various expressions of geology, and life has altered the geology of the Earth.

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SciWorks Radio
3:42 pm
Thu July 3, 2014

The Dinosaurs In Your Backyard

Caption: Artist's rendering of Archaeopteryx, descendant of the dinosaurs and possibly the worlds first bird.
Credit Todd Marshall via Live Science

SciWorks Radio is a production of 88.5 WFDD and SciWorks, the Science Center and Environmental Park of Forsyth County, located in Winston-Salem.

(Hear Dr. Zanno talk about her recent dinosaur discovery, Siats Meekerorum, on last week's SciWorks Radio)

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SciWorks Radio
12:06 pm
Fri June 27, 2014

A New Dinosaur Discovery

Siats Illustration
Artwork by Jorge Gonzales

 SciWorks Radio is a production of 88.5 WFDD and SciWorks, the Science Center and Environmental Park of Forsyth County, located in Winston-Salem. 

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SciWorks Radio
12:06 pm
Fri June 20, 2014

Run Robot Run!

Students participate in the Robot Run in Winston-Salem
Credit Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce

SciWorks Radio is a production of 88.5 WFDD and SciWorks, the Science Center and Environmental Park of Forsyth County, located in Winston-Salem.

 

Dr. Stephen Susalka, Associate Director for Commercialization at Wake Forest Innovations. He and his team are adding excitement into Science education, using things kids love: Legos and robots.

(Find out about the adult Robot Fun Run happening Friday June 27, 2014.)

Many of us have grown up with heroes like Neil Armstrong, Jane Goodall, or Jack Horner, the famous paleontologist. These days, who in Science truly inspires our kids?

You can ask any middle schooler to name an athlete and they can name 10, but you ask them to name a single living scientist and the chance of them answering that question is slim to none.

Science is not for Albert Einstein type characters. This is for everyone.

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