Science in Progress
By Rob Crystal-Ornelas
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Want to know what it's like to start out in a career in ecology, biology or science? In each episode of Science in Progress, I interview graduate students, research technicians, or undergrads at the early stages of careers in science. We have fun and honest conversations about what it’s like to learn how to be a scientist.
||Clean#14 Manuel Lequerica - Urban Ecology||In today’s episode I chat with Manuel Lequerica, a PhD candidate at the University of Sydney. We talk about the fascinating aspects of urban ecology including light pollution, human connection with nature and plant/insect interactions. ...||2/13/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#13 - Alejandra Echeverri - Environmental consulting as a career||On today's podcast I chat with Alejandra Echeverri who is a Phd candidate at the University of British Columbia and environmental consultant. Ale describes environmental consulting work and tells us about some of her past and current...||12/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#12 - Anna Sjodin - What happens when things don't go as planned?||Anna's a PhD student at University of Connecticut. She studies bat viruses which is super fascinating! We talk a little about Anna's research, but in this discussion we focus on our strategies coping when things don't go as we envisioned...||11/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#11 Laura Abondano - Primatology field work in Ecuador||So excited to be joined by Laura Abondano on this episode. Laura and I started chatting about recording this show about a year ago. I found Laura's work on the website 500 women scientists. She studies woolly monkey reproductive...||10/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#10 Dave Thomas - Plant Bio, Biofuels & Carnivorous Plants||In this episode, I have a fun conversation with Dave Thomas from University of Oklahoma. We walk about Dave's research in plant biology and biofuels. We also hear about his strategies for using carnivorous plants to teach plant bio at his...||10/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#9 Abbie Kropf - Entomology & Perseverance in Grad School||In this episode I chat with Abbie Kropf a 2nd year PhD student at Iowa State University. Abbie is in the department of entomology at Iowa State. In this episode, we talk about how Abbie started in her Masters research in Costa Rica. ...||9/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#8 Johnny Quispe - Coastal Resilience||Johnny joins me on the podcast to discuss his research on coastal resilience and climate change. Johnny's currently a PhD student at Rutgers University. He switched over to the PhD program after spending time in a masters program at...||9/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#7 Priya Shukla - Lab managing and grad school||In this episode, I sit down with Priya Shukla of UC Davis' Bodega Marine Lab. Over the past couple of years, Priya has worked as lab manager for the Ocean Acidification group at BML. Recently, she accepted a spot in UC Davis' Ecology PhD...||8/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#6 Diego Balbuena - Rainforest Research||I'm joined by Diego Balbuena who just finished up his undergrad degree at Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina in Lima, Peru! In this episode we talk about Diego's path to becoming an ecologist. Diego took a couple of years off to...||6/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#5 Dan Clark - Grad School Decisions||In this episode I chat with Dan Clark, a PhD candidate in Ecology and Evolution at Rutgers University. During this podcast, Dan and I discuss some of the many decisions that prospective grad students have to make when applying to programs. ...||5/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#4 Jason Sadowski - Research Talk||This week, I'm joined by Jason Sadowski of the UC Davis Bodega Marine. We talk about Jason's path from undergraduate research at Rutgers University to his current work on marine invasions in northern California. Jason's...||5/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#3 Nicholas Lyon - Research Talk||How can agricultural pastures be managed to support a community pollinators? Nicholas Lyon joins me on Science in Progress to chat about his research on this subject and much more. Nick is the first guest in a series of research talks we'll...||4/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#2 Katrina Catalano - Backyard Ecology||In this episode, I chat with Katrina Catalano a PhD candidate at Rutgers University. Katrina discusses backyard ecology projects such as bee keeping, composting and brewing kombucha! These are fun ways for us to harness the power of...||4/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#1 Katie Thompson - Teaching in grad school||In this episode we chat with Katie Thompson of Iowa State University. Katie talks about her experiences balancing being a Teaching Assistant and graduate student. Katie also shares some suggestions that you can incorporate into your...||3/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Fun, informative, useful info for students of science
I super enjoy this podcast. Every episode is an interview with a different student (grad, undergrad) about their experiences. Very conversational which is nice to hear people talk about what they're interested in outside and inside of academia.
Katie Thompson interview
Very informative, a must for anyone looking into a Biology field! Katie makes biology exciting for young and old!