NETL STEM Careers - Alexandra Hakala

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Resource Type:Teaching Media; Videos or Animations
Grade Level:
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Organization:United States Department of Energy (DOE)
Publication Date:2018
Summary:A geochemist and champion snowboarder? In this short video profile, most appropriate for middle and high school audiences, students meet Alexandra Hakala, a geochemist at the DOE's National Energy Technology Laboratory. The environmental scientist is working to find energy sources in ways that don't harm humans or the environment. Her research focuses on understanding water chemistry and protecting water resources, and it involves lab research, field studies, and data analysis. Hakala describes what excites her about working in the lab and discusses the varied path (including snowboarding) that led to her science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) career.
Subjects: 6-8; 9-12; careers; department of energy; doe; environmental science; geochemistry; high school; middle school; stem; video; women in science
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