Different Dimension with Grace Kassebaum



Different Dimension

Science-from an alternate angle.

With host Grace Kassebaum.


Season 2, Episode 7 / Opportunities Adjacent to the STEM Field with Carolyn Kassebaum

When thinking of opportunities in the STEM field, many individuals’ minds immediately go to doctors, scientists, or engineers. However, in this episode, Carolyn Kassebaum explains some jobs adjacent to the STEM field-primarily in human resources. There are many untraditional ways to get involved in STEM.

Season 2, Episode 6 / All About Anesthesiology with Mark Kassebaum

What does an Anesthesiologist do? How does a person become an Anesthesiologist? How do you know if you should pursue a career in Anesthesiology? In this interview, Mark Kassebaum-who has been an Anesthesiologist for over 30 years-answers these questions and more.

Season 2, Episode 5 / Becoming a Microbiologist with Siri Davidson

Siri Davidson-a current senior at Minnehaha Academy-will be attending Hamilton College next year to study Microbiology. In this episode, Davidson explains what inspired her to pursue this path and what she expects from her job in the future.

Season 2, Episode 4 / Becoming an Aerospace Engineer with Lily Trelstad

Lily Trelstad-a current senior at Minnehaha Academy-will be attending Iowa State University next year to study Aerospace Engineering. In this episode, Trelstad explains what inspired her to pursue this career path and what she expects from her job in the future.

Season 2, Episode 3 / The Latest in Nuclear Fusion Technology

In this solo episode, Grace Kassebaum explains the newest breakthrough in nuclear fusion technology. For the first time ever, scientists have produced more energy using nuclear fusion than required to initiate the process. However, in reality, how significant is this breakthrough, and, more importantly, can nuclear fusion fight climate change?

Season 2, Episode 2 / Attending the 2022 ASGSR Conference with Ellie Novak

This year, the Minnehaha Academy ISS Team-a group of students who have the opportunity to send a fully autonomous experiment to the International Space Station under the direction of Tim Swanson and Joy Reist-attended the 2022 ASGSR (American Society for Gravitational and Space Research) Conference in Houston, Texas. Ellie Novak-a two-time ISS Team Member-shares her experiences attending the conference as a high school student.

Season 2, Episode 1 / The COP27 Explained

The 27th annual COP-Conference of the Parties-convened on November 6. At this conference, 197 nations will negotiate responses to the climate crisis. However, have the promises made at previous COPs been fulfilled? Further, how does science inform this political gathering?

Season 1, Episode 5 / Using Science for Good with Dr. Carmella Whaley

Why do we learn science? Further, what is the value of teaching science? In this episode, Grace Kassebaum discusses with Dr. Carmella Whaley-who’s been teaching science for decades-the importance of science, and, ultimately, the importance of using our science knowledge for good.

Season 1, Episode 4 / Making Sense of the Metaverse with Joe Starkey

The idea of the Metaverse has been gaining popularity as a radical and potentially limitless digital world. However, is the concept of the Metaverse already familiar? Further, what are the implications of this virtual realm? In this episode, Grace Kassebaum explores the answers to these questions-and more-with Minnehaha Academy Assistant Director of Technology, Joe Starkey.

Season 1, Episode 3 / Sending Science to Space with Halle Whitman

Grace Kassebaum discusses the experience of partaking in the Minnehaha Academy ISS Team with fellow team member, Halle Whitman. This team designed and built an experiment on chlorella algae to be sent to the International Space Station.

Season 1, Episode 2 / Hot Takes on Hydrogen

In this solo episode, Grace Kassebaum explains both the promise of hydrogen fuel as an alternative energy source and the complicated obstacles that have inhibited a total hydrogen revolution. Harvesting energy from hydrogen-the most abundant element in the universe with a slightly infamous past-is complicated, but could this sustainable fuel fill its niche potential?

Season 1, Episode 1 / Today’s “Space Race” with Tim Swanson

Tim Swanson teaches physics at Minnehaha Academy’s Upper School in Minneapolis. With colleague Joy Reist, Swanson leads the school’s International Space Station project. In the inaugural episode of Different Dimension, Grace talks with Swanson about the current commercialization of space travel as well as the technical and ethical horizons of the 21st-century space race.