Luke Rosen signs his daughter up for a research study to find out what's causing her seizures and ends up having to fight to find the answers, and after doctors are unable to prevent her daughter's daily seizures, Tracy Dixon-Salazar decides to take matters into her own hands.
After Kenny Kinds begins lying to his parents about his grades, he has to question why he is in engineering school in the first place, and after a tragedy, Brianna Shaughnessy discovers a different way to heal at the Great Barrier Reef.
As the scientist in the family, Steve Scott takes on a new role when his dad must undergo heart surgery, and Tajana Schneiderman struggles to live up to the expectations and sacrifices of her brilliant scientist mother.
When pharmacy professor Lindsay Acree volunteers at a local needle exchange, her beliefs about addiction are challenged, and engineering PhD student Jeannie Purchase sets out to help a couple in rural South Carolina who have endured dirty tap water for a decade.
Veterinarian Rodrigo Solis thinks he's found the perfect job -- taking care of horses in the Mexican Army -- until a new commander takes over, and weeks before an important performance, opera singer Laura Crocco notices there's something wrong with her voice.
Lonely after her move to New York City, Adrien Behn finds a friend in her copper IUD, and while recovering from prostate cancer surgery, Dana Strout finds a creative solution to his incontinence.
When biologist Andrew Holding's new baby stops feeding, his scientific instincts are put to the test, and after finding out her mother has breast cancer, high school teacher Nakeysha Roberts Washington gets hit with the news that one of her students has a brain tumor.
After turning down a tenure position, Sarah Brady struggles to adapt to her new life as the spouse of a physician, and as he grows up, Ed Greco's two great loves -- his high school sweetheart, and physics -- come into conflict.
On a dull night in Orlando, young Josh Flaum decides to experiment with drugs he can buy over the counter, and after Will Tran accidentally cheats his way to a high school math award, he has to grapple with whether or not to come clean.
Biologist Heather Hamlin leaves the safety of the lab for her first field assignment: tagging alligators, and as an unconsenting "face of diversity" at a statistics conference, Dan Simpson contemplates the role of his gay identity in his academic life.
In his last year of medical school in Colombia, Gabriel Duran Rehbein finds out his father has been kidnapped, and after seeing her dad lose control of his mind, art student Minerva Contreras decides to study the brain, in hopes of understanding him.
Barbara Abernathy has always felt at home in the ocean, but when she undergoes a bone marrow transplant, her doctor tells her she can't go into the water for a year, and with only two days to find and extract a sample from one of the oldest coral colonies in the world, Konrad Hughen finds himself at the bottom of the ocean with a broken drill bit.
When the local science museum looks to hire performers, David Nett believes he's the perfect man for the job, and after finding out her uterus never developed, scientist Chivonne Battle searches for an alternative way to become a mother.
Comedian Zack Stovall reevaluates his past battles with his mother in light of a new diagnosis, and Audrey Kearns' big opportunity to appear as a panelist at a "nerd-convention" turns disastrous when she has an unexpected reaction to a new antidepressant.
After passing out on the NYC subway, comedian Mike Brown is forced to take a deeper look at his mental health, and Emily Yarrison survives her suicide attempt and has to ask herself a whole new set of questions.
Heather Williams trades in her physicist labcoat for motherhood, and wonders if she can return, and Mary Garcia-Cazarin discovers she's pregnant just as she is offered a prestigious science policy fellowship, and worries about whether she can't cope with both.
A parent-teacher conference leads Eugenia Duodu to question whether she can be a scientist, and At 13 years old Misha Gajewski has to undergo a jaw surgery to fix a face she is just getting used to.
In a battle over her apartment's air quality, cat foster mom Tracy Rowland discovers how to use her kitten's parasite as a weapon, and Gianmarco Soresi learns more about cats than he ever wanted to when his girlfriend adopts five.
As a sixth grader, Anna Neu decides she's going to fall in love at science camp, and at age nine, Anicca Harriot plans to study both the heart and space, but as she gets older, that plan becomes more challenging than she expected.
When conservation scientist Laura Kehoe writes about a surprising chimp behavior, the media takes it wildly out of context and the situation spirals out of control, and when The Colbert Report calls about her research, marine biologist Skylar Bayer finds an unexpected collaborator and friend in the fisherman helping her get scallops.
Overwhelmed by setbacks as she pursues her academic ambitions, Tricia Hersey discovers an unexpected solution to her stress, and evolutionary biologist Sarah Hird's first pregnancy becomes a crisis in her scientific faith when doctors warn her that there may be something severely wrong with her baby.
After moving to a brand-new school in the seventh grade, Edith Gonzalez struggles to maintain her straight-A status with a new, scary biology teacher, and when social scientist Meltem Alemdar leaves her home in Turkey to pursue her education in the US, she struggles to find her identity.
As an irresponsible 17-year-old, Brian D. Bradley volunteers to spend two days living at the bottom of the ocean for a research study, and undergrad, Beryl Kahn takes a semester at sea after a bad breakup and gets rocked by the swells of the sea -- and her emotions.
A power outage on campus leads physics student Zoya Vallari to take a stand against her university's female-only curfew, and firefighter Nick Baskerville is eager to prove himself when he arrives on the scene of his first fire.
In the middle of a school day, science teacher Brittany Beck passes out in her classroom, leading her to reflect on what got her here, and inspired by her grandfather, Kitty Yang becomes a math teacher, but soon realizes she misses being a student.
As a brand-new professor of physiology, John Redden is eager to help students, but soon realizes it’s more complicated than he thought, and biologist Sarah Fankhauser’s relationship with her adviser changes when she joins her lab as a grad student.
Just before she leaves for her dream opportunity to teach marine science on the Red Sea, Latasha Wright gets a call that puts her plans in jeopardy, and growing up, Sheena Cruickshank's teenage older brother inspires her love of science, but then one summer he returns from university with a lump on his arm.
A question that Laura Spink asked her parents as a kid comes up again when her own child begins to ask similar questions, and after Denise Coberley brings up her doubt in the Bible to her adoptive religious parents, she finds herself on a journey of self-discovery.
Parmvir Bahia struggles to appease her parents’ desires for an Indian son-in-law while also satisfying her own desires to be a scientist, and Monica Dunford finds physics cold and boring until she gets a summer job in a lab that changes everything.
Ralph Bouquet goes off script during a psychology research study with uncomfortable and revealing consequences, and Ali Mustafa finds that the scars of war stay with him even at his new job in the lab.