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Explore Some of Coolest Jobs Around

Zoologist Jarod Miller splashes around with the largest land animal on Earth.

A ring-tailed lemur from Madagascar with handler, showing off at Cool Jobs.

Cynthia Bir lends her biomedical knowledge to ESPN's award-winning show Sport Science

Biomedical engineer Cynthia Bir teaches kids how to improve their b-ball skills through science.

Biomedical engineer Cynthia Bir looks to ballistics to gain a better understanding of sports injuries.

Neuroscientist Wendy Suzuki prepares future scientists with her "Empowering Young Scientists" seminar series.

Yep, it's a real brain. Here, Wendy Suzuki uses it to explain the anatomy of memory.

Zoologist Jarod Miller recently appeared on The Tonight Show where he introduced Jay Leno to some of his animal pals.

Neuroscientist Adam Wilson is building a "mind reading" cap that would allow people with disabilities to communicate just by thinking about it.

Cool Jobs is an annual jaw-dropping program that occurs both during the week of the Festival and year-round. Cool Jobs brings children face-to-face with world-renowned scientists and their amazing jobs. It inspires young audiences to learn about science, be excited by science and maybe even grow up to be a scientist, engineer, technologist, mathematician, or innovator. Young audiences engage with Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics (STEM) professionals whose offices are jungles and co-workers are robots to find out what they do, how they do it, and what brought them there. Scientists spur excitement by bringing their discoveries to life demonstrating how their work shapes and changes the world. Cool Jobs opens the door for youth at a critical point in their studies illuminating the importance of science literacy as an engine to pursue some of the coolest and weirdest gigs on the planet.

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