Episode 42: The (Post)doc Is In

Happy New Year, loyal listeners! Farewell 2017, and good riddance. We’re starting off 2018 with Adriana Bankston an PhD who works on science policy. She is a member of the Board of Directors at Future of Research, an organization interested in improving the structure of academic science. Adriana has a PhD in biology from Emory and […]

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!