FUTURES was designed to motivate interest in mathematics by showing students that math is the language of the future–and a passport to creative and rewarding jobs in fields ranging from fashion and skateboard design to architecture and space exploration.
Personal Communication – Fiber optics, digital transmission, two-way video conferencing, wireless communication via satellite-much of the technology developed for the space program is being used on Earth. At Motorola, engineers describe the Iridium communication satellites. At Berkeley Systems, Inc., Marc Sutton develops a talking computer program for the sight-impaired. Also featured: physicist Kent Cullers at NASA/Ames Research Center; spacecraft engineer Bridget Macika of Hughes Aircraft Company; and more. Classroom guest: Astronaut Ellen Ochoa.
Watch a preview of FUTURES with Jaime Escalante
- Closed Caption (English only)
- Audio Description (English only)
- Teacher Guide (English only)