Episode 4: The (Medical) Giving Tree

Molly Lindquist

  Once there was a tree… and she loved a boy, very, very much — even more than she loved herself.” — Shel Silverstein Today’s podcast features Molly Lindquist, a mom, breast cancer survivor, and founder of Consano, a non-profit crowdfunding platform for medical research. Listen as she shares her inspiring story. Then go to https://www.consano.org/ and donate to a research […]

#IAmAScientistBecause: Sagan and the Pale Blue Dot

The hashtag #IAmAScientistBecause has been trending on Twitter today, and it’s making me reflect on why I became a scientist. (Well, engineer… but let’s gloss over that distinction.) Carl Sagan sums it up perfectly. If you’ve never read or heard Sagan on “The Pale Blue Dot,” check out the YouTube link, or read an excerpt below. […]

Picture of the Day: LA Photoshoot

Hi everyone! A few weeks ago Lindsay and I were in downtown LA for a photoshoot. Big thanks to friend, photographer, and mad genius Frank Martinez for capturing our inner Hollywood diva. Next Tuesday we’ll be back with a brand new podcast on medical kickstarters. In the meantime, here’s a little outtake to tide you over. Happy Tuesday. Keep […]

Episode 3: The (Data) Campaign Trail

It’s Tuesday, and we’re back with a brand new episode! Our guest is Kassia Devorsey, a data and analytics consultant. Kass has previously worked for the Democratic National Committee as well as President Obama’s re-election campaign. Listen to us chat about modeling, big data in politics, and scary MIT robots.  

Divine Secrets of the (Science) Sisterhood: Women STEM pioneers

Today’s Google Doodle honors Emmy Noether, a mathematician who made groundbreaking contributions to the fields of abstract algebra and theoretical physics.   Lindsay and I started this blog/podcast because we wanted to showcase the work of women in STEM (whatever fields that definition may or may not encompass). As we’re interviewing our wonderful and brilliant guests, […]

What does STEM really mean, anyway?

What does STEM really mean, anyway? Mumu and I keep trying to answer this question as we talk to more women and record more episodes. Directly translated, STEM is just an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, but it has so much weight in social conversations now and those four words leave out so […]

The Amazon Jungle: Drones and the FAA

Last summer Amazon made headlines with Prime Air, their prototype for a 30-minute delivery system using unmanned aerial vehicles. You can check out their concept video below. Just yesterday, the FAA granted Amazon an experimental airworthiness certificate to begin research and development of their delivery systems. So we’ll have drone delivery next week, right? Uhh … […]

Launch Day Nerves

You don’t know how stressful launch days are until you live through one … or in my case, three.  Hundreds of us met before dawn on a golf course near Vandenberg Air Force Base and waited with anticipation as our satellite, SMAP, sat on the launch pad.  We were nervous and excited and hopeful. But […]

Episode 2: A (2020) Space Odyssey

Happy Tuesday, Scopers! We’re very excited to finally share episode two, A (2020) Space Odyssey. Today’s guest is Elizabeth Cordoba, an aerospace engineer at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. She joins us for a discussion on the Mars2020 mission, satellite launches, and Matt Damon. Give it a listen, and let us know what you think.

We were just talking about that … hotel robots

I don’t know how many times I have seen a news headline or a story and said: “I was just talking about that idea!” Well, here we go again. As you might have guessed, we record our podcast episodes a few weeks in advance and in one of our future episodes we go off tangent … […]