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 48: Something to Talk (Science) About||We’re back!!! We’ve had a crazy summer of travel, work, moving and all sort of other life events but we’ve finally gotten back into the groove of things. And that means new episodes! This week we’ve got a conversation with science writer Abby Ol||9/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 47: Designer (Add)genes||After a much-too-long break we are finally back with another episode. Thanks for being patient! This episode is a fun one. We talk to Dr. Joanne Kamens, the executive director of Addgene. Addgene is a non-profit repository that was created to help scie.||6/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 46: (Broad) Band of Sisters||Today’s guest is a bit of a Jack (Jill?) of all trades. Claire L. Evans is a writer, musician, and life-long tech nerd. She’s the author of Broad Band, a book that talks about the women visionaries and technology experts who helped shape the interne||4/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 45: Insta-cart(ilage)||It’s Pi Day! And what better way to celebrate than with a brand new episode. Today’s guest is Dr. Wendy Brown (@TheWendyRed), a Postdoctoral Fellow at UC Irvine studying tissue engineering. She got her Ph.D at UC Davis and,||3/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 44: Swimming with Sharks (and Rays, Skates, and Chimaeras)||Gather ’round, guys and gills! (See what I did there?) We have a brand new episode featuring shark researcher Melissa Cristina Marquez. Melissa is the founder of The Fins United Initiative, which is a shark, skate,||2/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 43: Sink(hole) or Swim||Hi folks! Get ready for a fun new episode with Dr. Tracy Fanara (@inspectorplanet). Tracy has a Ph.D in Environmental Civil Engineering from the University of Florida and is an expert on hydrology, civil design and sustainable development.||1/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 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,||1/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 41: Let There Be (UV) Light||Happy Tuesday, dearest listeners! We’ve got a brand new space-centric episode with Dr. Tracy Becker, a postdoctoral fellow at the Southwest Research Institute working in space science. Join us for a chat about UV light, the Cassini spacecraft,||12/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 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.||12/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 39: Game of Drones||Aviation fans, rejoice! In today’s episode, we enter Mumu’s wheelhouse (propeller-house?) with a chat with The Drone Girl, Sally French. Actually, it’s Lindsay’s wheelhouse too. Sally is a journalist, blogger and all-around drone fanatic.||11/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||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 abou||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 a||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 f||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||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 engineerin||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 Scienc||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 M||1/10/2017||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.