2010 Coeur d'Alene Event

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Video 1: Julie Van Middlesworth - Environmental Science Instructor at North Idaho College - Explains the impact of everyday pollutants accumulating in the local watershed.

Video 2: Dean Scott Wood - Dean of the College of Science at the University of Idaho - Demonstrates the process of measuring levels of nitrate to determine water quality from a sample, and the importance of encouraging young women to pursue careers in science.

Video 3: Anne Kern, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor of Science & Curriculum Instruction at the University of Idaho - Demonstrates a water quality test on a sample taken from the Lake Coeur d'Alene, and explains what types of careers young women can pursue to make a difference in the world.

Video 4: Michelle Wiest, Ph.D. - Statistics Professor at the University of Idaho- Illustrates how statisticians analyze data based on a sample and promotes statistics as the next "sexy" profession!