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Texas A&M Engineering: SoundBytes

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SoundBytes is the official podcast of Texas A&M Engineering where faculty, students and staff share their passions, experience and expertise. Giving a voice to the happenings throughout the engineering program, weekly episodes showcase impactful research, exciting engineering news, upcoming events and outstanding student stories and opportunities. So, go ahead - hit that play button!

SoundBytes is the official podcast of Texas A&M Engineering where faculty, students and staff share their passions, experience and expertise. Giving a voice to the happenings throughout the engineering program, weekly episodes showcase impactful research, exciting engineering news, upcoming events and outstanding student stories and opportunities. So, go ahead - hit that play button!

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SoundBytes is the official podcast of Texas A&M Engineering where faculty, students and staff share their passions, experience and expertise. Giving a voice to the happenings throughout the engineering program, weekly episodes showcase impactful research, exciting engineering news, upcoming events and outstanding student stories and opportunities. So, go ahead - hit that play button!

Language:

English


Episodes

Engineer This! Reimagining batteries using dopamine (featuring Dr. Jodie Lutkenhaus)

11/24/2020
The rise in popularity of electric vehicles and aircraft presents the possibility of moving toward a more sustainable future. While advancements have dramatically increased the efficiency of these vehicles, there are still several issues standing in the way of widespread adoption. One of the most significant challenges facing electric vehicles has to do with mass, as most current electric batteries and supercapacitors are incredibly heavy. Dr. Jodie Lutkenhaus, professor in the Artie...

Duration:00:17:37

The Study Break: We are valuable (featuring Carmen Mota)

11/17/2020
On this episode of The Study Break, student hosts Ritika and Drew discuss the importance of self-care and mental health, no matter what challenges may arise. From pandemics to anxiety over finals, they are joined by Carmen Mota, a new member of the Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) team who serves students out of the Zachry Engineering Education Complex, to stress "We are valuable not because of what we achieve, but because of who we are."

Duration:00:13:09

Ask an Engineer: What are vaccine delivery systems? (featuring Shreedevi Arun Kumar)

11/10/2020
This episode, graduate student Shreedevi Arun Kumar shares what vaccine delivery systems are, why they are important and how new developments could pave the way for a more efficient and cost-effective future.

Duration:00:06:42

Just a SEC: Helping invisible Aggies through the REACH Project (featuring Max Gerall)

11/3/2020
On this episode of Just a SEC, our student hosts talk community service and how to take action to make a meaningful difference in the lives of others. Joined by REACH Project founder Max Gerall, they discuss how the Aggie-started nonprofit is supporting university service workers by weaving together all segments of the campus community and making "invisible Aggies," visible.

Duration:00:18:31

Bonus Bytes: Building the future of multidisciplinary engineering (Featuring Dr. Timothy Jacobs)

10/29/2020
This episode, Interim Department Head Dr. Timothy Jacobs shares how the College of Engineering's newest department — the Department of Multidiscipinary Engineering — is helping students build the futures they envision for themselves.

Duration:00:14:57

Engineer This!: Investigating fatigue and drowsy driving among health care workers (featuring Alec Smith)

10/27/2020
Doctors and nurses work long, 12-hour shifts which impact their physical, mental and emotional health, with or without the additional stress of the COVID-19 pandemic. Researchers in the Wm Michael Barnes '64 Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Texas A&M University are researching the impacts of these shifts and ways to help health care workers. One part of that research looks at a potentially dangerous side effect of fatigue: drowsy driving. In this episode, we’re joined by...

Duration:00:16:35

The Study Break: Future of Study Abroad

10/20/2020
While traveling internationally has halted during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Halliburton Engineering Global Programs office has worked tirelessly to develop opportunities for students to benefit from experiences abroad. Dr. Maria Alves, senior director of the Halliburton Engineering Global Programs office and Antonella Acosta, student ambassador, spoke with Drew and Ritika about what students can expect for the spring 2021 trips.

Duration:00:17:43

Ask an Engineer: What is assistive technology? (Featuring Dr. Jeonghee Kim)

10/13/2020
On this episode of Ask an Engineer, Dr. Jeonghee Kim shares how assistive technology can be used to enhance the lives of those with disabilities.

Duration:00:04:06

Just a SEC: Interning and coming together during COVID-19

10/6/2020
On this episode of Just a SEC, student host Drew DeHaven dives into the inner workings of the Student Engineers' Council's Directed Summer Internship. From chatting with the leader of the initiative born from internships getting canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic to hearing from a participant of the program, tune in to discover more about how the SEC has brought the student body of Texas A&M Engineering together to do great things during COVID-19.

Duration:00:15:08

Engineer This!: Improving mental health through mobile technology (featuring Dr. Farzan Sasangohar)

9/29/2020
A team, led by Dr. Farzan Sasangohar of the Wm Michael Barnes ‘64 Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, is seeking to develop technological solutions to improve the mental health of veterans, college students, health care workers and more. The Mental Health Evaluation and Lookout pilot program — also known as mHELP — combines commercial smartwatches with advanced machine learning and a wide range of sensors to detect signs and symptoms of high anxiety and direct the user to...

Duration:00:19:56

The Study Break: Stronger Together (Featuring Samie Ahmed and Anais Baca)

9/22/2020
Growth can be uncomfortable, but it has the potential to make us better neighbors, siblings, friends, and most of all: engineers. On this episode of The Study Break, Ritika and Drew speak with Samie Ahmed, president of the Texas A&M Chapter of the National Society for Black Engineers (NSBE), and Anais Baca, president of the Texas A&M Chapter of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) about diversity, unity, and how to make our campus a better place. Learn more about NSBE:...

Duration:00:16:39

Ask an Engineer: How do self-driving cars work? (Featuring Dr. Srikanth Saripalli)

9/15/2020
This episode on SoundBytes, we ask Dr. Srikanth Saripalli about how self-driving cars work.

Duration:00:03:58

Just a SEC: Corporate relations, networking tips and international internships (Featuring James Kirkland)

9/8/2020
Looking for tips and tricks on how to reach out to companies and make professional connections? Are you searching for an internship, but don't know where to start? Get an inside look into the world of professional networking with the former corporate relations co-chair of the Student Engineers' Council, James Kirkland, on this episode of Just a SEC.

Duration:00:14:04

Engineer This!: Sterilizing respirators during COVID-19 (Featuring Dr. David Staack)

9/1/2020
Medical grade masks are a vital piece of equipment in the fight against COVID-19. However, by design, they're only made to be worn once, leading to a shortage in supply. But what if there was a way to recycle these masks so they could be returned to healthcare workers sterilized and help reduce the potentially dangerous lack of them? Fortunately, Aggie researchers are on the verge of a solution.

Duration:00:17:22

The Study Break: Fitting in and rising above (Featuring Sebastiao Appleton Figueira)

8/25/2020
Do you remember trying to fit in while in middle school? Have you ever tried to assimilate to a new school in a new country while learning a new language? Tune in to hear more about Sebastiao's journey and how he uses those lessons to make a difference in the world. Read about his love for coastal cities: tx.ag/Sebastiao

Duration:00:13:55

Just a SEC: The engineering virtual career fair (Featuring Blake Fishbeck and Roland Block)

8/20/2020
Are you looking to (virtually) shake hands with the company of your dreams at the SEC Career Fair? Want a sneak peek on what to expect with the virtual SEC Engineering Career Fair? Join the SoundBytes student hosts as they kick off season two with this episode of Just a SEC, featuring Blake Fishbeck, a chemical engineering major and member of the Student Engineers' Council (SEC) working on the online career fair, and Roland Block, associate director for engineering at the Texas A&M...

Duration:00:18:19

Season 2 Trailer - Howdy and welcome back

8/18/2020
The SoundBytes team kicks off its second season with a brief preview of what's to come.

Duration:00:01:17

Engineering, Connected: Part 7 - Never disconnected

5/26/2020
Co-hosts Hannah Conrad and Steve Kuhlmann are joined by SoundBytes team member Jenn Reiley for the finale of the Engineering, Connected miniseries. Plus, hear from listeners how they have been adapting to the challenges brought on by COVID-19.

Duration:00:16:13

Engineering, Connected: Part 6 - Preparing for the future (featuring Dr. Sunay Palsole)

5/19/2020
Dr. Sunay Palsole, assistant vice chancellor for engineering remote education, shares an inside look at how the College of Engineering at Texas A&M University made the rapid shift from in-person to distance learning during the spring semester and - as COVID-19 continues to make an impact - how they are preparing for the fall semester.

Duration:00:16:55

Engineering, Connected: Part 5 - Aggies Against COVID-19

5/12/2020
Texas A&M Engineering students Zach Mendoza and Noble Knight Gutierrez share their experience participating in the Aggies Against COVID-19 event and, along with their respective teams, designing solutions to pressing challenges brought on by the coronavirus.

Duration:00:11:53