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ARS Image K5698-1: Readying for nighttime surveillance of migrating moths, agricultural engineer Wayne Wolf (left) adjusts a radar dish. When initial moth flight is detected, meteorologist Ritchie Eyster will launch a constant-altitude tetroon. Its movement will be tracked by Argos satellites and a mobile LORAN system to measure winds that affect moth mobility.Photo by Jack Dykinga.
ARS Image K11662-1: This U.S. cow and others like her are safe from mad cow disease (bovine spongiform encephalopathy) thanks in large part to ARS research on the disease and other transmissible spongiform encephalopathies.Photo by Peggy Greb.
ARS Image K7900-7: The automated inspection system compares pictures of each bird as viewed through a red filter and a green filter, to spot defective chickens. Here, agricultural engineer Yud-Ren Chen places a green filter on one of the lenses of the computerized, four-camera subsystem.Photo by Keith Weller.
ARS Image K7033-20: The Asian multicolored lady beetle, Harmonia axyridis, is easy to identify from its false "eyes"-- twin white football-shaped markings behind the head. In color, the insects range from black to mustard, with zero to many spots. A common U.S. form is mustard to red and has 16 or more black spots.Photo by Scott Bauer.
Ars Image K8932-1: Stomach tissue is placed between halves of a glass parabiotic chamber. Alkaloids are added to the one side of the tissue to see whether they are transported through the tissue to the other side.Photo by Scott Bauer.
ARS Image K4659-1: When you buy a tomato product-a bottle of catsup, a can of tomato soup, or a jar of spaghetti sauce-you're paying the cost of removing that water. But thanks to ARS research by plant physiologist Merle Weaver at the Western Regional Research Center, in Albany California, tomorrow's tomatoes might have less water and more of the compounds called solids that processors condense at the factory. The concentrate, rich in fiber and natural sugars, becomes the starting point for tomato paste and most of the other tomato-based foods at your supermarket.Photo by Scott Bauer.
Photo courtesy of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.  Photographer:Roy Kaltschmidt .  This simulation shows a nanomotor built of gold paddle-shaped rotor blades spinning on a multi-walled carbon nanotube.
Photo courtesy of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.  Aerogels are the lightest existing solid materials--in fact an ounce of aerogel has the surface area of 10 football fields--and they have exceptional insulating properties. Scientists at Berkeley lab are studying aerogels great potential in a wide range of applications including energy-efficient insulation and windows, acoustics, battery technology and microelectronics.
Photo courtesy of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.  Photographer:Roy Kaltschmidt.  Cray XT4 supercomputers - Franklin group NERSC - Oakland Scientific Facility
National Park Service: Geologist-in-the-Park: GIP program participants provide valuable research, resource management, and interpretation assistance to the National Park Service.
SOHO (ESA & NASA): Solar rotation and polar flows of the Sun as deduced from measurements by MDI. The cutaway reveals rotation speed inside the Sun. The left side of the image represents the difference in rotation speed between various areas on the Sun. Red-yellow is faster than average and blue is slower than average. The light orange bands are zones that are moving slightly faster than their surroundings.
Carnation coral - Dendronephthya sp. Image ID: reef2087, NOAA's Coral Kingdom CollectionLocation: Gulf of Aqaba, Red SeaPhotographer: Mr. Mohammed Al Momany, Aqaba, Jordan
A fossilized Ammonite. The Ammonite is an extinct marine cephalopod mollusk. This fossil was found in Madagascar.  Credit: Bruce Avera Hunter /life.nbii.gov
Karen E. Blake, P. G.
A 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation.
President / Executive Director
Senior Geology
Hobby Energy
Bakersfield, California
Karen Blake co-founded STEMdelivered.org  in 2011, becoming President and Chief Executive Officer.

STEMdelivered.org was founded to create a paradigm shift in the way the sciences, technology, engineering and mathematics are taught.
Vision Statement

Vision and foresight are the strengths Karen Blake brings to STEMdelivered.org

Karen is currently serving on the Kern County Workforce Investment Board - Youth Council.  She was appointed to the YC in November, 2015.  Her goal for serving on the board is to understand the needs of the community, and develop programs that will meet these needs.

From her time on the board, she has begun to align STEMdelivered.org's focus on-going activities and longer professional development workshops for educators that will lend themselves to building long-term relationships with students and educators.

It is through these relationships that will have an lasting impact on the community STEMdelivered.org serves.

As President, her responsibility is to build a strong board.  Though this process is ongoing, the board members bring a level of excellence to STEMdelivered.org.  The board members bring their talents, vision and energy to STEMdelivered.org efforts to create a paradigm shift in how the sciences, technology, engineering and mathematics are taught.

Earning an Associate of Arts in Computer Science & Information from North Harris County College, and a Bachelor of Science in geology from Sam Houston State University, Karen started her graduated studies in Environmental GeoChemistry at the University of Maine.  This degree was not completed, as she opted to start her career in the petroleum industry after an opportunity opened up while interning in Bakersfield, California.  Karen is a licensed Professional GeoScientist with the State of Texas.

Karen's commitment to her profession is demonstrated by the years of service on committees, such as the Pacific Section AAPG, AAPG, and the Orange County Engineering Council.