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
4:00 pm
Fri December 26, 2014

Microbes

Staphylococcus aureus biofilm on an indwelling catheter
Credit wikipedia.org

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

With biotechnology, we can harness the power of the smallest living things on the Earth to fight disease or even to manufacture products. Microbes are organisms made of a single cell, and are by far more abundant than any other form of life. To learn more about them we spoke with Dr. Patricia Dos Santos, Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Wake Forest University.

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SciWorks Radio
5:10 pm
Fri December 19, 2014

The Potential of 3D Printing

3D Printing on display at SciWorks in Winston-Salem, NC
Credit Christy Ferguson.

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
2:40 pm
Fri December 12, 2014

Preserving Fertility For Young Cancer Patients

Summer scholars work on research projects in the lab.
Credit Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine

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
2:34 pm
Fri December 5, 2014

Rosetta: Space probe drops robotic lander on comet 67P

Rosetta selfie from 10 miles out
Credit nasa.gov

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
6:48 pm
Wed November 26, 2014

"Houston, We Have A Problem"

A diagram of the Apollo 13 module assembly. From left to right the lunar module, the command module and the service module. Note the damage from the explosion on the service module.
Credit NASA.gov

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

Every kid ‘gets’ that when you let go of the open end of an inflated balloon and it flies around the room, its speed is determined by the amount of air in the balloon. It really doesn’t take a rocket scientist. 

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