Episode 39: Game of Drones

Aviation fans, rejoice! In today’s episode, we enter Mumu’s wheelhouse (propeller-house?) with a chat with The Drone Girl, Sally French. Actually, it’s Lindsay’s wheelhouse too. Sally is a journalist, blogger and all-around drone fanatic. We dig in to the latest FAA rules for pilots and flying, how drone tech has changed over the years and […]

When it comes to STEM, how are we training our sons?

We talk a lot about how to encourage young women to join and stay in STEM. Many amazing organizations, like Girls Who Code and the National Girls Collaborative Project, promote and develop women as scientists and engineers. But one thing we often overlook is how we’re teaching young men to act. Feminism (and STEMinism) isn’t a woman’s issue […]

A tale of two conferences

Hey folks. It’s been a whirlwind few weeks, but thought I’d take a minute to share what life has been like in academia-land. Two weeks ago I lost my voice. Literally. Everyone always expects a great story that goes with losing your voice. Was it from screaming at a rock concert? Yelling at a sports […]

Girl meets STEM (and let’s hope she stays)

Confession time. I’ve never truly outgrown my tween-girl phase. Sure, by day I play a super serious aerospace engineering professor, but deep down, my true inner self is singing along to every Taylor Swift heartbreak song, dreaming about my future marriage to JC Chasez from *N SYNC. Justin Timberlake would be best man, of course. […]

Episode 17: The Island of (Engineering) Toys

In need of the perfect gift for your favorite budding engineer? Look no further than Roominate, a toy construction kit with electrical components aimed at girls ages 6-10. What’s all the fuss about? Check out this review from our most favorite Space Gal Emily Calandrelli, or this review from Fortune, or this update from Shark Tank. And […]

Episode 14: The (High School) Science Fair

Lads and lasses, welcome back for another exciting episode. Today, for your listening pleasure, we delve into the world of high school science with Diana Gibson, a teacher at a Washington, D.C. charter school. Join our discussion about the differences between teaching teenagers and adults, Bigfoot, and 3D printing. Oh, and lots, lots more. Happy […]

Episode 13: You Live, You Learn (Engineering)

Good morning, listeners! What’s got us all abuzz today? A new episode with guest Terrell Hatzilias, of course. Terrell is an instructor at Georgia Tech’s Grand Challenges program, a living-learning community where cross-disciplinary student teams investigate societally relevant technological and sociological problems. Join us for a far-ranging discussion about the program, ALS, and neuroethics. It’s nerdtastic!

The Smart Girls science video missed the mark. Here’s why.

It’s been one week since Smart Girls at the Party released their science video series starring comedian Megan Amram, and I’ve been trying to figure out why I felt so appalled by it. You can watch the episode below: David Kroll from Forbes quoted my initial reaction to the piece: For a site that’s empowering girls […]