What motivates young people to become scientists? Meet Maricruz Jaramillo and Samoa Asigau, two young women scientists from opposite sides of the Pacific Ocean, whose professional aspirations have taken them to the Galapagos Islands. Science reporter VÃ©ronique LaCapra joined Mari and Samoa in the Galapagos, where they are studying a type of malaria that is affecting native bird populations.
Learn more about this episode: http://transistor.prx.org/2015/04/galapagos/
his episode was produced and reported by St. Louis Public Radio science reporter VÃ©ronique LaCapra in 2013 for our STEM Story Project. It was mixed for Transistor by Erika Lantz. Photo of Mari (L) and Samoa by VÃ©ronique LaCapra.
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