Beyond the Microscope - A podcast featuring women in STEM
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A podcast featuring interviews with women who work in a variety of science, engineering, technology and math fields (STEM). Guests include aerospace engineers, biologists, physicists, anthropologists and more. The podcast is hosted by Lindsay Claiborn and Mumu Xu with the goal of giving a platform for women in STEM fields to share their stories and adventures. Learn more at scopepodcast.com.
||CleanEpisode 38: For the Birds (Song)||Hi friends! We have a fun new episode today with guest Amy Strauss, a PhD student in organismic and evolutionary biology at UMass Amherst. Amy studies bird songs in sparrows. Listen in as we discuss acoustics, Darwin’s finches, and tone-deaf birdies.||10/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 37: On the (Spaceborne) Radar||Dearest friends, we’re back with another episode! (Did you miss us?) With all the crazy weather going on these days, we thought we’d talk to someone who knows all about the atmosphere. Radar systems engineer Felisha Lawrence joins us for a chat about||9/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 36: The Girl Who Cried Wolf (and Elk)||Deer-ly beloved, we are gathered here today to listen to the wonderful Christina Prokopenko, a PhD student at Memorial University of Newfoundland. From the computer screen in the lab to tromping through the forests,||8/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean(Micro)bio – Meet Stephanie Sheppard||Summer doldrums got you down? Power up with a quick (micro)bio from Stephanie Sheppard, a transmission planning engineer at PECO Energy. It’s short and sweet (much like myself). We should also give a shout out to Stephanie for inviting us to present at.||7/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 35: The Outer (Space) Limits||Get ready for another out of this world episode! Dr. Adrienn Luspay-Kuti is a research scientist at the Southwest Research Institute. She joins us for a discussion about Saturn’s moons, simulation chambers, and the outer planets.||6/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 34: If I Could Talk to the (Zoo) Animals||It’s sweltering here on the east coast, and we could really gopher a lemonade. Get it? Gopher? … Animal lovers, this episode’s for you. Today’s guest is Dr. Jennifer Hausmann. Jen is an Associate Veterinarian at the Denver Zoo, and has so many flu||6/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 33: Under the (Sexy) Sea||Birds do it, bees do it, and fish…. Fish definitely do it. Today’s episode features marine biologist Dr. Marah Hardt (@Marahh2o). Marah is the research director at Future of Fish, a nonprofit incubator working to create business solutions to ocean ch||5/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 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,||4/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 31: Moon River (and Water)||Did you know that we’re looking for water on the moon? This week’s episode features Kathy Mandt, a senior research scientist at Southwest Research Institute and an adjoint professor at University of Texas – San Antonio.||4/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 30: (Health) Law and Order||Order in the court! (Sorry, I couldn’t resist.) We’ve got a special episode today for all you STEM/legal nerds. Our guest is Rachel Sachs, an Associate Professor at the Washington University in St. Louis School of Law.||3/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 29: Captain (Exo)Planet||Space lovers, we have a fun new episode for you today! If you’ve been following NASA’s recent announcement about seven earth-sized planets around a single star, you might recognize the name Sara Seager. Dr.||3/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 28: When You Yeast Expect It||If you’re prone to giggling about the human body, prepare yourself. Today’s guest is Dr. Amy Karlsson, Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Maryland. (Go Terps!) Learn about her work in protein engineering||2/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 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.||2/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 26: The (Dinosaur) Brain Drain||Did you know we live among real dinosaurs everyday? It’s true! They’re called birds. In this episode, we discuss the dinosaur family tree and how birds learned to fly with Dr. Eugenia Gold. She is an Instructor in the Department of Anatomical Sciences||1/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 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 Man||1/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 24: Lions and Tigers and (Dire) Wolves, Oh my||We’re back and excited to drop some (STEM) knowledge. Did you know that dire wolves are real? Seriously. We’re still kind of in shock about it. Also, Saber-toothed Tigers are actually Saber-toothed Cats. We blame the Power Rangers for this misnomer.||9/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 23: My (Hominin) Hips Don’t Lie||Hey ‘Scopers, we’re back with a brand new anthropology-centric episode! Dr. Caroline Van Sickle, postdoctoral fellow in feminist biology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, joins us for an in-depth discussion about sex differences,||6/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean(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).||4/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 22: On the Origin of (Modern Chin) Species||I know I say every episode is great. But this one really, really, really is. Our guest today is Jill Scott, a Ph.D. candidate from the University of Iowa in paleoanthropology. She uses 3D imaging to determine the evolutionary significance of chins.||4/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean(Micro)bio – Meet Karen Panetta||Time for another installment in our (micro)bio series! Three minutes is all it takes to learn about Dr. Karen Panetta, associate dean for graduate education at Tufts University, and founder of Nerd Girls.||3/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 21: Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistical Science||“Being a statistician means never having to say you’re certain.” ‘Scopers, can you guess what today’s episode is about? Hint: it involves statistics. The Center for Open Science (COS) is an organization with the goal of increasing openness, int||3/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 20: The Bare (Market) Necessities||Here’s a little ditty about Jack and Diane… Literally. (Almost) Our newest episode features Jackie Stenson, CEO of Essmart, a distribution company in India that connects local shops with a catalogue of quality, affordable, essential products.||2/24/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 19: Let There Be (Clean) Light||Do you know where your electricity comes from? Dr. Anna Schneider does! She’s the co-founder and CTO of WattTime, a nonprofit that enables smart devices to automatically sync the times they use power from the energy grid to moments of very clean elect||2/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 18: Be My Little Baby (Doctor)||Good morning, ‘Scopers! We’re back with a brand new eppy featuring Dr. Katherine Ottolini, a neonatology fellow at Children’s National Medical Center. Katie chats with us about joining the Air Force, life as a pediatrician,||1/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean(Micro)bio – Meet Tiffany Gasbarrini||Happiest of new years, dearest listeners! To ease in to 2016, we present to you another installment of our (Micro)bio series. It’s only three minutes! So grab a cup of coffee, sit back, and learn all about Tiffany Gasbarrini, Senior Editor for Power||1/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
We have great fun with these interviews and learn a lot from our guests.
Interesting and Funny too
Really a great duo for getting your STEM on. It's wonderful to hear about the explorations and activities of young women - all brilliant - in science and tech. Lindsay is a fine journalist and Mumu teaches mechanical engineering at UMd, but that background hardly begins to cover the interesting topics their guests relate.
Highly recommend this podcast ! Always entertaining and showcases amazing innovators, scientists, and scholars. Every podcast I laugh and learn.
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