Justin Cox took a life-changing experience like the pandemic and turned it into a career, repurposing the shells of basketballs, and turning them into indoor planters. After adding color, art and branding, Cox sells the planters for sustainable decor pieces for plants. Rachel Kim reports.

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STEAM: Upcycling Basketballs For Indoor PlantersJustin Cox took a life-changing experience like the pandemic and turned it into a career, repurposing the shells of basketballs, and turning them into indoor planters. After adding color, art and branding, Cox sells the planters for sustainable decor pieces for plants. Rachel Kim reports.
STEAM: Bringing Animated Supervillains To LifeConcept designer Shane Baxley says he plays in the realms of engineering, fine artist, and all the STEAM disciplines. Chris Holmstrom reports.
STEAM: Meet Death Investigator Vidal HerreraThe founder and president of 1-800-AUTOPSY says his line of work is fascinating, not spooky. Amber Lee reports.
STEAM Series: Meet A NASA CommercializerShe makes a living connecting the things astronauts use in space into products we use here on Earth.
STEAM: Making Snow At Mountain HighHow does Daniel Peckham transform a dusty Mountain High into a winter wonderland? Serene Branson shows us.
STEAM: Meet the Founders Of The Hyperspace Bypass Construction Zone or HYBYCOZOSerge Beaulie and Yelene Filipchuck showcase geometry as stewards for a new kind of art.
STEAM: Meet A Holiday Lighting SpecialistMeet Brian Foster, a holiday lighting specialist who took a passion for lighting and turned it into a fun job! This week's STEAM topics: Technology, engineering and math!
STEAM: Meet A Pumpkin ArtistThis week, we focus on art and math! Meet Kristen Griffith, who makes her living by making Halloween magic.
STEAM: Meet the People and Process Behind Your COVID-19 TestThis week's STEAM Series focuses on science and Biologist Alexandria Lee, who works in a COVID-19 test laboratory, who explains the process that follows your COVID test and how they find the results.
STEAM: Meet An Exotic Snake BreederExotic snake breeder Jay Brewer works at Prehistoric Pets, a pet shop in a Fountain Valley strip mall, where he handles all sorts of reptiles.
STEAM: LAFD IT Chief Uses Technology To Help Save LivesMeet Scott Porter, bureau commander of technology for the Los Angeles Fire Department. Pat Harvey reports.
STEAM: A Firefighting PilotCaptain RK Smithley gives CBSLA a tour from the San Bernardino Airport.
STEAM: Meet An Origami ArtistMatthew Hein of West Hollywood is an origami artist. Chris Holmstrom reports.
STEAM: Ancient Technique Of Water Marbling Used For Modern ItemsArtist Star Greenwood creates her own colors, builds her own equipment, and teaches the technique to both children and adults. Rachel Kim reports.
STEAM: Meet An LAFD Dispatch Battalion ChiefLos Angeles Fire Department Battalion Chief Tim Weurfel is assigned to the Emergency Medical Services Bureau as the operation's chief.
STEAM: Meet A Forensic InvestigatorA bag with evidence, a swab of fabric, a drop of an activator and if all goes as planned, you're getting a little bit safer of a community. Meet Clint Brown, a forensic scientist with the Orange County Crime Lab.
STEAM: Meet An Exotic Animals VetDr. Yvette Archie is a veterinarian at Veterinary Angels Medical Center in Agoura Hills where she and her team treat exotic animals. Of all the STEAM disciplines, Archie said her career relies most on science and math.
STEAM: Meet A Planetary Projection EngineerDr. Moogega Cooper is a planetary projection engineer working at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena. Of all the STEAM disciplines, Cooper says her job relies most on art and engineering.
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STEAM: Meet A Dolphin FinderDave Anderson is the founder of Captain Dave's Dolphin and Whale Safari. For the past 25 years, he and his team have scoured the local waters in search of some of the world's most breathtaking signs of life. Of all the STEAM disciplines, Anderson relies most on science, technology and art.
STEAM: Meet A Sky SurferMechanical engineer Hunter Kowald invented a sky surfer hovercraft. Amber Lee reports.
STEAM: Meet An Aerospace EngineerJanet Todd is a kickboxing champion and an aerospace engineer at South Bay defense contractor Northrop Grumman. Of all the STEAM disciplines, her job as an aeronautical engineer relies most on engineering, math and art.
STEAM: Meet A Building ScientistMeet Chris Stratton, a building scientist. It's his job to make sure a building is pleasant to inhabit and energy efficient. Building scientists rely on all of the STEAM disciplines, but the one that stands out for Stratton is technology.
STEAM: Meet A Cotton Candy Master CraftsmanKim Bui and her husband, Tim Bui, own Polar Playground in Huntington Beach where Tim sculpts cotton candy into eye-catching pieces of edible art. Of all the STEAM disciplines, being a cotton candy sculptor relies most on art and science — especially chemistry.

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