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 […]

Episode 40: Between a Rock and a Hard (Water) Place

G’day mates! Today’s guest is Dr. Megan Sebben. She’s a project officer at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), the Australian federal government agency for scientific research. But that’s a new gig for her. When we chatted with Megan, she was working as a hydrogeologist and groundwater modeller in Melbourne at the environmental […]

Episode 32: Bureau of Land (Before Time) Management

Once, upon this same earth, beneath this same sun, long before you, before the ape and the elephant as well, before the wolf, the bison, the whale, before the mammoth and the mastodon… was the time of the dinosaurs. – The Land Before Time, aka best movie ever. We’re back for another round of science-y […]

Women in STEM representation on late night television (or lack thereof)

If I gave you 30 seconds to name five famous (living) scientists, who would be on the list? Most likely, there’d be Bill Nye and Neil deGrasse Tyson. Who else? Stephen Hawking? Brian Greene? This isn’t a new problem. We started this podcast because of the lack of female STEM representation in the media. However, data nerd […]

Hello, World: How I plan to be a better STEM communicator

Columnist and Ph.D. student Sara Whitlock over at STAT recently wrote an article urging scientists to become better communicators. Go here and give it a read. It’s worth your time. One of her key points is that the majority of Americans don’t know any scientists. When researchers don’t explain how we do our jobs and what […]

Episode 27: Watch this (Satellite) Space

Salutations! It’s time to celebrate another fantastic lady in STEM with our latest episode. Today’s guest is Dr. Victoria Richmond, a mechanical and aerospace engineer at the Harris Corporation. We chat satellites, antennas and …. pantyhose. It’s not as weird as you think. We promise.

Episode 25: Working (Safely) 9 to 5

It’s a new year (finally!) and we’re kicking off 2017 with an episode to keep you healthy. Take a dive into the world of industrial hygiene. What is that, you ask? Let Nikki McCullough tell you! She’s the Global Technical Services and Regulatory Manager for 3M’s Personal Safety Division. Nikki tells us about all the […]

Donate to these STEM orgs for #GivingTuesday

There’s been a lot of discussion about what we can do to help the science community, especially since the election. Want to take action but don’t know where to start? Open those wallets and donate to a science charity. In honor of #GivingTuesday, we’re listing ten organizations that are doing good work for STEM, broken […]

(Micro)bio – Meet Paige Kassalen

Happy Tuesday, ‘Scopers! Take five minutes to learn all about Paige Kassalen. She’s a super awesome electrical engineer from Virginia Tech who’s now working at Covestro (formerly Bayer MaterialScience).

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 […]