Help Kids Learn More about STEM with Dr. Ben

Published on Feb 26, 2021

(Image courtesy of JPL)

Is your child curious and constantly wondering about life surrounding science, technology, engineering, and mathematics?

If so, it’s time to get their questions answered with the help of Jet Propulsion Laboratory research scientist Ben Hamlington, who will be speaking during a virtual event sponsored by the Altadena Public Library at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 27.

The event, “STEM with Dr. Ben,” happens monthly – on the fourth Saturday of each month up to May 31 – via Zoom. In the series, Hamlington demonstrates some STEM experiments that can be done from home, then explains the scientific concepts behind them. Kids can ask questions before the end of each session.

Hamlington is a research scientist in the Sea Level and Ice Group, in the Earth Sciences Section at JPL. He studies the ocean with a particular focus on sea level variability on interannual to decadal timescales.

He has also done considerable work on understanding sea level during the 20th century, comparing historical on-site data to modern satellite observations. He is interested in how sea level responds to both natural and anthropogenic forcing, and what this will mean for coastal populations now and in the future.

Dr. Hamlington is a member of NASA’s Ocean Surface Topography Science team, NASA’s GRACE/GRACE-FO Science Team and is currently the leader of the NASA Sea Level Change Science team.

Saturday’s Zoom session is recommended for kids in kindergarten to fifth grade.

To register, fill out the online form,, and submit.

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