On my front porch back in 2006. Mark is the one on the left. From Mark: I am from Norman and I graduated from NHS in 2005. I have my bachelor’s degree from OU in Journalism. I am currently working on my Master’s at OU, also in journalism. I focus on documentary film production, and have spent a lot of time doing those productions in Africa. There are a number of projects I have been involved in across Africa, and a few of them are very open for anyone to get involved in. Email me if interested at: MarkNehrenz@gmail.com
To call MIke Babb a “guest” speaker is a little like saying I’m a substitute teacher. Mike has been coming to my class during lunch on Tuesdays for the last 13 years. He has been a “guest” over 250 times. Rocketry is thoroughly described in the Rocketry/Robotics section.
Dr. Strauss is a high energy physicist at OU. He visits most years and discusses his work with the LHC or sometime talks about “reasons to believe”.
Brett Billbe comes in and gives some cool demonstrations and talks about Engineering Physics.
Quakers! They’re pretty mellow. We asked them our ten questions, they seem to be pretty cool with about anything. A true “circle of friends”.
Tom Richardson was one of the finest teachers I has ever had the pleasure of teaching with. He taught at NHS for 11 years and is now working for the Department of Environmental Quality while he pursues a PhD in Philosophy at OU. He comes and talks about the environment and what he is doing to protect it.
Taraneh Wilson is a lawyer who visits every year to represent the Bahai faith and its relationship with science.
Rory Pulvino is an old student who graduated from OU and went on to work for the Peace Corps in Lesotho in Africa. Rory was a teacher there for 27 months and then traveled the world using the WWOOF network. Rory is always one of the most popular presenters.
The Muslim faith and it’s relationship to science is always a very interesting session. Malaka Elyazgi brought this young man one year. He brought the house down! Very impassioned talk about understanding the true meaning of the Quran and it’s relationship to science.
Industrial Engineering comes every year to present their awesomeness. It is a great choice especially if you like making lots of money while you make people’s lives easier.
Just seeing if you’re paying attention.
Amnesty International used to come, I need to get them back here for 2013.
Dr. Matthew Johnson is a Condensed Matter Physicist and has been here a lot doing amazing demonstrations and explaining physics in a way only a true expert is capable of. Dr. Johnson is a yearly student favorite.
Dr. Kieren Mullen is the famous Physics professor from YouTube. HE is a Theoretical Physicist who delivers his presentation with wit and brilliance.
Dr. Metzler discusses the Philosophy of future Robots.
Dr. Alberto Strilio checks in every year and gives us an update on his work with water and nanotubes among other projects.
Dr. Ritneour discusses various theories of logic.
No, just kidding again . . . no sightings of that crazy Cajun.
Kurt Nehrenz works in Australia on a soon to be famous grocery cart. This thing is amazing. It will change everything about the way you shop.
Dr. Soregan studies African lakes and their relationship to climate change. Scary stuff.
The OU Electrical Engineers raced their electric car at the Indianapolis 500 racetrack, BUT . . . before they did that they brought it to us to race it around our science parking lot.
Dr. Chilson is a physicist who works for the OU Meteorology department. He flys these model planes (and later robotic helicopters) up into the atmosphere to give a very detailed idea of what’s happening “upstairs”.
Apple coordinator Kent Miller came and gave us some of the latest and best ideas in organization structures.
Joe Ted Miller will discuss just about everything and anything involving religion and science. He is an observer of people, societies, and life itself. Joe Ted is another favorite of students.
3/12-3/16 (6): Omar and Mr. Cain have an intense discussion after Omar gave a guest talk. A strong Muslim and a strong Christian having an excellent discussion . . . in OKLAHOMA! Wow!
Pilot Ben Brown worked with the classes a few days on 3D vectors and their use in aviation.
Mr. McDonald gave a talk and led the classes in an activity on pressure and temperatures.
Dr. Witten started it all in 1998. He asked me if I wanted him to do a six session Geophysics seminar. Over the years, that turned into a 12 session geophysics seminar involving field trips and the training to use four different instruments. Tragically Dr. Witten dies in February of 2005 of a heart attack. He was in amazing shape. Makes no sense to me. He was an amazing father, husband, mentor and a friend.
Contrary to a couple of unfounded rumors, this is NOT me and the Mystery Man and he won’t be making any appearances at NHS.