STEAM Saturday – Curing HIV, Europa Clipper, and Fuqing 6


STEAM Saturday
Curing HIV, Europa Clipper, and Fuqing 6
March 5, 2022

In this edition, a step forward is made in curing HIV, NASA is closer to the Europa Clipper, and China hits a milestone in nuclear power.


NBC News – Scientists have possibly cured HIV in a woman for the first time (Feb 15, 2022)
Building on past successes, as well as failures, in the HIV-cure research field, these scientists used a cutting-edge stem cell transplant method that they expect will expand the pool of people who could receive similar treatment to several dozen annually.

NASA – NASA Begins Assembly of Europa Clipper Spacecraft (Mar 3, 2022)
Science instruments and other hardware for the spacecraft will come together in the mission’s final phase before a launch to Jupiter’s icy moon Europa in 2024.

World Nuclear News – Fuqing 6 reaches full power as Hongyanhe 6 nears startup  (Feb 21, 2022)
Unit 6 of the Fuqing nuclear power plant in China’s Fujian province has reached 100% full power operation for the first time. Meanwhile, the National Nuclear Safety Administration (NNSA) has completed a comprehensive pre-operational inspection at unit 6 of the Hongyanhe plant in Liaoning province.


Be Smart – A PBS Digital Studios science show hosted by Dr. Joe Hanson (Ph.D., Cell and Molecular Biology). 

Kyle Hill – Kyle Hill is a science educator with degrees in civil and environmental engineering and science communication. He previously hosted the popular Because Science YouTube series, but now runs The Facility.

Steve Mould – Steve Mould is a Master of Physics from the University of Oxford. He’s a British author and science communicator who hosts educational videos on his YouTube channel. He co-hosted ITV’s I Never Knew That About Britain alongside Paul Martin and Suzannah Lipscomb and previously appeared as a science expert on The Alan Titchmarsh Show, The One Show, and Blue Peter.

PBS Terra – PBS Terra is the home of science and nature shows from PBS Digital Studios. Subscribe to explore the frontiers of science and tech, our minds and bodies, our planet (and beyond)!


TED Talks – TED Conferences, LLC is an American media organization that posts talks online for free distribution under the slogan “ideas worth spreading”. TED Talks are influential videos from expert speakers on education, business, science, tech and creativity, with subtitles in 100+ languages. TED also manages TED-Ed and TEDx forums.


Practical Engineering – Grady Hillhouse is a civil engineer in San Antonio, Texas. His channel aims to increase exposure and interest in the field of engineering by highlighting the connection between the world around us and the energy, passion, and thought that goes into making it a nicer place to live.

Ask a Mortician – Caitlin Doughty is a mortician, author, blogger, and YouTube personality known for advocating death acceptance and the reform of Western funeral industry practices. You got death questions, she’s got death answers. Ask a Mortician was suggested by Sue Kisenwether.

[Content Warning: This video contains discussions of suicide and self-harm]



Shop Time – Peter Brown is a geek with a full set of power tools, and he uses that knowledge to experiment, craft, and have fun.

The Wallace Collection – The Wallace Collection is a free museum in London with a collection of paintings, sculpture, furniture and arms and armour.


If you have a suggestion for a mathematics-themed YouTube channel, please leave a comment below.


Smarter Every Day – Mechanical engineer and aerospace engineer Destin Sandlin explores the world using science in this series. He was one of three YouTube personalities chosen to conduct a one-on-one interview with President Barack Obama after his final State of the Union address. His secondary channel provides additional details and interviews to supplement his primary channel’s videos.

Frank Howarth – A Portland, Oregon based architect and woodworker, Frank Howarth uses stop-motion animation to demonstrate his design and building process for a variety of projects and art pieces.

Glen and Friends – Glen and Julie Powell of Toronto host this look into recipes from the Depression Era, including if those recipes still work or can be improved in the modern day. It’s a great look into history and how cooking is both science and art.

I Like To Make Stuff – Bob Clagett likes to make stuff, whether it be home renovations, fixing up a vintage car, or building an astromech droid.


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STEAM Saturday is a celebration of curiosity and imagination through science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics, the very building blocks of the universe around us.

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