STEM on FIRE
By Jeff Nigh
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Interviews practicing professionals in science, technology, engineering and math to help students (high school/college) ignite their passion in STEM degrees. Released weekly Sunday 1:00 AM Central Time.
||Clean26: Chemical Engineer with a great varied career – Murthy Munagavalasa||Murthy Munagavalasa has a PHD degree in Chemical Engineering which he earned while working at SC Johnson. What is interesting is that Murthy was scared of Chemistry but comfortable with Math and Physics. It turns out the Chemical Engineering is more ab.||2/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean25: iOS App Developer and Electrical Engineer – Tom Ganley||Tom Ganley earned an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering from Michigan State and a masters in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology and recently completed an iOS app development course at DevMountain.||2/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean24: Chemical Engineer in Manufacturing – Jennifer Morikawa||Jennifer Morikawa earned a Chemical Engineering degree from the University of Michigan and a Masters Degree in Interdisciplinary Engineering from Purdue University. She currently works at General Motors (GM) in Manufacturing.||2/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean23: PHD Mechanical Engineering and New Product Manager – Aroon Viswanathan||Aroon Viswanathan has a PHD in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Tech and an MBA from the University of Wisconsin Madison. He is currently a Manager of New Product Development at Generac. He started out working in Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) .||1/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean22: PHD Physics Student Doing Research with Graphene – Kathryn McGill||Kathryn McGill is a PHD student at Cornell University and currently doing research in Condensed Matter (a liquid or solid) vs Particle Physic. She has been focusing on graphene which is a 1 atom thick conductive material.||1/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean21: Micro Grid Power Engineer, PHD in Electrical Engineering – Kaitlyn Bunker||Kaitlyn Bunker earned a PHD in Electrical Engineering from Michigan Tech University and currently works at the Rocky Mountain Institute in Boulder Colorado. She is an active member in the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) She focuses her work in Power a.||1/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean20: Entrepreneur, Physics, Computer Science & Math – Kevin Crenshaw||Kevin Crenshaw earned a Physics degree and a minor in Computer Science and Math and is now an entrepreneur, CEO, and Author of Neverboss. He is a leadership coach for hands off leadership. He says that because Physics Majors are not afraid to tackle ve.||1/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean19: Computer and Robotics Embedded Software Engineer – John Pratt||John Pratt earned a Masters in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Originally thinking of going a pure Electrical Engineering hardware route and working on audio hardware his Play Station stopped working and .||12/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean18: Chemical Engineer Working on an Off Shore Rig – David Hughes||David Hughes earned his Bachelors Degree in Chemical Engineering from Penn State. He had no idea what he wanted to pursue in college and was debating between business and engineering. David determined that it would be difficult to go into engineering w.||12/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean17: ASCE (Civil Engineering) President and Las Vegas Program Manager – Kristina Swallow||Kristina Swallow earned an Undergraduate Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Arizona and a Masters Degree from UNLV (University of Nevada Las Vegas). She is currently the American Society of Civil Engineers president and a Program Manage.||12/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean16: Power and Computer Engineer Focused on Smart Grid – Salam Bani-Ahmed||Salam received his undergraduate and masters degrees in Computer Engineering while growing up in Jordan and is finishing up his Electrical Engineering PHD at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee focusing on Power Engineering and the Micro Grid / Renew.||11/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean15: Geotechnical/Civil Engineer – Passion from being in Earthquake at 13 – Menzer Pehlivan||Menzer Pehlivan, whose passion came when she experienced an earthquake at age 13, earned a PHD in Civil Engineering in 2013 from the University of Texas at Austin with a focus in Geotechnical Engineering and is currently a Geotechnical Engineer at CH2M.||11/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean14: Data Scientist: Math focused Economics Major – Nathan Braun||Nathan Braun graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with an Economics Degree with a Math Emphasis. He is currently a Data Scientist at CoreLogic and runs a Fantasy Football Analytics website called Fantasy Math Fantasymath.||11/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean13: Mechanical Engineer Running a Test Cell at John Deere – Jordan Porter||Jordan Porter graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville with a Mechanical Engineering degree and runs a test cell for diesel engines at John Deere. In his test cell, he can simulate the engine being run in pretty much any location around t.||11/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean12: Mechanical Engineer and MBA – Design to Program Management – Gregg Eberhardt||Gregg Eberhardt graduated with a Mechanical Engineering degree and obtained a Masters in Business Degree from Marquette University. He started out as a process engineer in lean manufacturing and has also done design engineering and then moved into prod.||10/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean11: RF Engineer/Electrical Engineer with Biomedical Emphasis-Amanda Emrich||Amanda Emrich graduated from Northern Illinois University with an Electrical Engineering degree with an emphasis in Biomedical and is now an RF (Radio Frequency) Engineer working on Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Equipment.||10/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean10: Software Focused Electrical Engineer and Project Manager – Teresa Hutton||Teresa Hutton graduated with a Masters in Electrical Engineering from Marquette University and started out with an interest in image processing and was able to apply software techniques to implement electrical engineering concepts.||10/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean9: Industrial and Systems Engineer focused on Data Analytics – Brett Bodenburg||Brett Bodenburg graduated with an Industrial and Systems Engineering degree from the University of Wisconsin Madison and is pursuing a master degree in Computing from Marquette University. He notes that you will not find a lot of jobs simply called Ind.||10/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean8: Chemical Engineering / President of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers – Bond Calloway||Bond Calloway earned his Chemical Engineering degree in 1984 from Auburn University. He has enjoyed a 30+ year career at the Savannah River National Laboratory most recently as the Associated Laboratory Director of Clean Energy Research.||9/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean7: Actuarial Science / President of the Society of Actuaries – Jerry Brown||Jerry Brown has a Math degree and pursued Actuarial Science by taking the Actuarial Tests and is now the President of the Society of Actuaries (SOA). You can now attend schools that are Centers of Excellence for actuary that provide classes designed to.||9/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean6: Environmental/Civil Engineer – Mythbusters The Search – PHD Tracy Fanara||Tracy Fanara (Dr. Tre) PHD in Environmental Engineering and star of Mythbusters the Search talks about what Environmental Engineers do and insights into being successful. Inspector Planet A BS in Environmental/Civil as all that is required to get a job.||9/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean5: IEEE President/CEO – Electronics Engineering – Karen Bartleson||Karen Bartleson is the IEEE CEO and President with a long history at Synopsys, an Electronic Design Automation company. She has a BS degree in Engineering Science with and emphasis in Electronic Engineering.||9/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean4: VP of Engineering – Joe Pfaff – Electrical Engineer and Masters in Business||Joe Pfaff is the VP of engineering for off road vehicles at Husco International. He has an Electrical Engineering Degree and an MBA (Masters of Business Administration). Multi-domain fluency is key, and those engineers that can cross over between mecha.||9/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean3: Biomedical Engineering – Kayla Carter engineering and track||Kayla Carter is a Biomedical Engineer who balanced a track scholarship and engineering through college and talks about how it is important to fully utilize your support network. Free Audio Book from Audible: www.stemonfirebook.||8/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2: Computer Engineering – Aaron Hartwig a recent computer engineering graduate||Aaron Hartwig is a recent Computer Engineering graduate working at GE Healthcare in the Computed Tomography (CT) Group doing Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) design using the VHDL language. Aaron did not write any code until college but found his p.||8/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1: Mechanical Engineering – Mike Gilling a recent mechanical engineering graduate.||Mike Gilling is a recent a Mechanical Engineer working at Husco International in hydraulic design. Mike provides insights on getting through college and what attributes are needed to be successful in college and launching your career.||8/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean0: Introduction to the “STEM on FIRE” Podcast||0: Introduction to the "STEM on FIRE" Podcast||8/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Jeff does a great job of explaining (and inspiring) thoughts about STEM. I wish this podcast was around when I was helping my grandson in his STEM studies. It would have been a great inspiration for him! Great job, Jeff!
The future engineering careers that are waiting for STEM students
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