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Interviews with STEM and tech professionals from diverse and underrepresented backgrounds. From Facebook, Braintree, IBM, Toyota, Stanford, UIUC, Johns Hopkins, the Gates Institute, and more.

Interviews with STEM and tech professionals from diverse and underrepresented backgrounds. From Facebook, Braintree, IBM, Toyota, Stanford, UIUC, Johns Hopkins, the Gates Institute, and more.
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Interviews with STEM and tech professionals from diverse and underrepresented backgrounds. From Facebook, Braintree, IBM, Toyota, Stanford, UIUC, Johns Hopkins, the Gates Institute, and more.

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English


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34: Storytelling with Intel Drone Light Shows - Interview with Madeleine Ong, Project Manager at Intel

4/24/2018
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Madeleine Ong is a project manager at Intel. She is the light show services lead working on the drone light show team. She plans and executes all drone light shows, including the one for the recent Winter Olympics in South Korea this past February. Drone light shows are a new form storytelling and entertainment, where drones effectively act as flying pixels in the nighttime sky. linkedin.com/in/madeleine-ong-665b5825 madeleine.ong@intel.com STEM Diversity Podcast Subscribe on Apple...

Duration:00:37:09

33: Leveraging VR in Neuroscience Research - Interview with Robin Mazumder, PhD Candidate in Cognitive Neuroscience at University of Waterloo

4/11/2018
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Robin Mazumder is a PhD candidate in cognitive neuroscience at University of Waterloo. He studies how urban design influences the psychology of individuals living in cities. In particular, he leverages immersive virtual reality to simulate cityscapes. Robin is also actively engaged in various urban design programs and organizations throughout the world, frequently traveling, and presenting at conferences. robinmazumder.com linkedin.com/in/robin-mazumder-07170056 STEM Diversity...

Duration:00:31:56

32: Creating Android Apps for Building Contractors - Interview with Ayantu Regassa - Android Developer at McMaster-Carr

4/1/2018
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Ayantu Regassa is an Android Developer at McMaster-Carr. She studied mechanical engineering in college at MIT, but was given the opportunity to learn software development on the job and took it. She explains how being a software developer is much more than just writing code. It involves working with many different people in different roles. Ayantu was born in Ethiopia and moved to the United States at the age of 8. She talks about growing up in a strict family and how that influenced her...

Duration:00:29:48

31: Helping Customers Discover Products through Marketing - Interview with Maurice Cherry, Content Marketer at Fog Creek Software

3/21/2018
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Maurice Cherry is Content Marketer at Fog Creek Software, based in New York City. Maurice is based out of Atlanta, since much of the workforce is remote. Fog Creek makes software to help the lives of software developers. Other companies spun out of Fog Creek, including Trello and Stack Overflow. Also FogBugz, now Manuscript, came out of Fog Creek. They recently released a new product called Glitch, a flexible tool to create software, even for not especially technical users. As Content...

Duration:00:38:08

30: Showcasing Scientists - Interview with Dr. Marie McNeely, Host of People Behind the Science Podcast and Co-Founder of Unfold Productions

3/7/2018
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Dr. Marie McNeely is the host of People Behind the Science Podcast, a show highlighting scientists in various fields. Dr. McNeely has a background in neuroscience and was even a faculty professor in the field for a short period, before she decided to pursue her passion in communicating science and helping organizations with their digital and content strategy. She has since founded Unfold Productions to do so. linkedin.com/in/marie-mcneely-phd-b62bbb33 twitter.com/PhDMarie People Behind...

Duration:00:34:59

29: Researching and Conserving Animal Wildlife - Interview with Dr. Kirsten Thomas, Associate Veterinarian at Toledo Zoo and Aquarium Department of Animal Health and Nutrition

2/22/2018
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Dr. Kirsten Thomas is Associate Veterinarian at Toledo Zoo and Aquarium Department of Animal Health and Nutrition. Along with her colleagues, she takes care of the animals at the zoo on a daily basis. She also does research in the animals, especially in the areas of animal conservation. She collaborates with counterparts who do research outside zoo captivity, in order to better understand animals overall. Dr. Thomas grew up liking animals, and had some experience with medicine in college....

Duration:00:20:51

28: Communicating Science through Journalism - Interview with Dr. Bethany Brookshire, Science Education Writer at Society for Science and the Public

2/14/2018
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Dr. Bethany Brookshire is a science education writer, writing for Science News and Science News for Students. These are publications from the nonprofit, Society for Science and the Public. She's previously blogged for Scientific American too. Bethany talks about her science writing, and how it is used by teachers as an extra classroom resource and read by students. Bethany talks about the lack of diversity in sources when it comes to science journalism. She talks about some recent...

Duration:00:27:09

27: Leveraging Statistics in Healthcare Research - Interview with Dr. Christian Douglas, Senior Statistician at Duke University School of Nursing

2/7/2018
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Dr. Christian Douglas is Senior Statistician at Duke University, where she supports researchers in the School of Nursing. She works on a variety of different healthcare and medicine projects. In particular, she helps researchers secure funding by detailing the statistics work that would need to be done, as part of grant proposals. Her background is in statistics, especially in the healthcare space. Christian says broader exposure to STEM fields to young folks will help improve diversity in...

Duration:00:38:16

26: Innovating Ideas through Big Thinking - Interview with Kishau Rogers, Serial Tech Entrepreneur

1/31/2018
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Kishau Rogers is a serial tech entrepreneur based out of Richmond, Virginia. She's started a number of companies, including Websmith Studio, a software development firm offering custom solutions for customers. She's also started Time Study, a company that creates tools to help businesses more efficiently handle time reporting. She started bigThinking, an initiative to help people thinking more broadly and generate better ideas with regard to building scalable business solution. bigThinking...

Duration:00:28:59

25: Advancing Chemistry Research and Science Education - Interview with Dr. Raychelle Burks, Assistant Professor at St. Edwards University Department of Chemistry

1/25/2018
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Dr. Raychelle Burks is Assistant Professor at St. Edwards University Department of Chemistry. Dr. Burks is an analytical chemist. She does research in color sensors, fluorescence sensors, chemiluminescence sensors, and in general, systems to find chemicals. This work has a wide array of applications, such as field tests in natural disaster scenarios. Dr. Burks is an active science communicator. She's the manager of the DIY Science Zone at GeekGirlCon. She writes for Chemistry World in the...

Duration:00:50:07

24: Communicating Care with Patients and Communicating Brain Science Online - Interview with Dr. Ginger Campbell, Palliative Medicine Physician at Birmingham VAMC and Host of Brain Science Podcast

1/17/2018
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Dr. Ginger Campbell is Palliative Medicine Physician at Birmingham VA Medical Center. She previously spent over 20 years as an emergency medicine physician. She also hosts the Brain Science Podcast, which has been running for over 10 years. Palliative care is the newest speciality in medicine. Palliative comes from a Greek word which means "to shield". So the basic idea of palliative care is to protect patients and their families from suffering. It can be from pain, including psychological,...

Duration:00:29:31

23: Launching Apps for Non-technical Entrepreneurs - Interview with Amanda Spann, App Founder and Marketer

1/12/2018
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Amanda started Happii, a startup studio that helps non-technical entrepreneurs create apps and scale them into companies, including product and technology development, marketing, and project management. Amanada acts as a co-founder of these companies as part of the arrangements. Two of these companies are Afridate and Tipoff. Afridate is a dating app that connects black singles. It allows you to search by nationality or ethnicity. Tipoff is a word guessing game customized to African-American...

Duration:00:27:06

22: Supporting Production Software Systems at Scale - Interview with Jeffrey Smith, Manager of Production Operations at Centro

1/6/2018
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Jeffrey Smith is Manager of Production Operations at Centro, a media services company that helps brands and ad agencies execute their digital advertising strategies. These companies have broad advertising campaigns, and they come to Centro to get help with the digital parts. Centro provides web-based tools with standardized workflows in an industry which has in the past been very disorganized and analog. Centro also has a demand side platform (DSP), allowing advertisers to bid on digital ads...

Duration:00:32:21

21: From Building Dating Apps to Building Affordable Urban Homes - Interview with Brian Gerrard, Co-Founder at California Modular and Co-Founder at Bae Dating App

1/3/2018
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Brian Gerrard is Co-Founder at California Modular, an Oakland-based real estate development company, that addresses the rising housing costs in many US urban communities. He is also Co-Founder of Bae, a dating app for Black millennial singles. Brian is based out of Oakland. Brian says that in the Bay Area, the supply for affordable housing has stayed constant, but the demand has grown exponentially. Consequently, the cost of housing has risen by 75% in the past 5 years in Oakland. Family...

Duration:00:32:02

20: Covering Technology and Business in Asia - Interview with Dr. Bernard Leong, Head of Post Office Network & Digital Services at Singapore Post and Host of Analyse Asia Podcast

12/30/2017
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Bernard started Analyse Asia podcast about three years ago, as a way to do long-form storytelling, in order to cover business and technology in Asia. The podcast is focused on companies who have at least received a Series B round of funding, and the movers and shakers in that world. Guests include executives of US companies based in Asia, executives of Asian companies, and industry watchers and journalists. Bernard is planning to grow the podcast into a broader media platform. Bernard is...

Duration:00:31:10

19: Connecting Math and Science to Students with Black Panther and other Modern-day Relevant Experiences - Interview with Shareef Jackson, Founder of Math Looks Good and Co-host of Spawn on Me Podcast

12/23/2017
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Shareef Jackson is the founder of the math and physics tutoring service Math Looks Good and a co-host on the Spawn on Me podcast. He is based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Shareef started the Math Looks Good tutoring service while working at a corporate job. He's since left the corporate world and done this full time. He works with high school students. For some students, he has developed a custom curriculum for them. Shareef uses plain English and modern examples. He says he used a Black...

Duration:00:26:26

18: Protecting Enterprise Security for Startups - Interview with Kathy Wang, Director of Security at GitLab

12/16/2017
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Kathy explains her role as Director of Security at the startup, GitLab. She’s responsible for securing the company, which involves setting guidelines on how to store customer data and other sensitive data within the company infrastructure. She works with other teams in the organization to ensure that the product that is rolled out is as secure as possible. Kathy says that security teams at companies often do security research while discovering vulnerabilities. Kathy advises companies who...

Duration:00:34:34

17: Designing with Data for Mobile Apps - Interview with Dr. Ranjitha Kumar, Assistant Professor at University of Illinois Department of Computer Science

12/9/2017
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Ranjitha talks about a data-driven approach to digital design. She explains the research work her group does at the University of Illinois in the Department of Computer Science. The applications are very board, including mining user interactions in mobile apps and even the fashion vertical. Ranjitha talks about growing up in the Bay Area. Her parents encouraged her to have a broad education, influencing her to now have an interdisciplinary approach to her current work. Ranjitha previously...

Duration:01:03:46

16: Transforming Local Economies with Modern Technologies - Interview with Dr. Mark Gabriel Little, Executive Director at UNC Business School Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise

12/2/2017
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Mark talks about Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise, a business policy think tank in the business school of UNC Chapel Hill, where he serves as Executive Director. He shares how the institute, through its portfolio of centers, partners with businesses and local governments to work on projects benefting local communities in economic need. Mark also talks about Black Communities: A Conference for Collaboration. It is an upcoming conference connecting academic researchers an black...

Duration:00:59:48

16: Interview with Dr. Mark Gabriel Little, Executive Director at Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise

12/2/2017
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Mark talks about Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise, a business policy think tank in the business school of UNC Chapel Hill, where he serves as Executive Director. He shares how the institute, through its portfolio of centers, partners with businesses and local governments to work on projects benefting local communities in economic need. Mark also talks about Black Communities: A Conference for Collaboration. It is an upcoming conference connecting academic researchers an black...

Duration:00:45:05