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This podcast spotlights the educators and scientists who work to improve the public perception of science and inspire the next generation to pursue a career in the field. Each episode features an in-depth conversation about the state of science in popular culture.

This podcast spotlights the educators and scientists who work to improve the public perception of science and inspire the next generation to pursue a career in the field. Each episode features an in-depth conversation about the state of science in popular culture.
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United States

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This podcast spotlights the educators and scientists who work to improve the public perception of science and inspire the next generation to pursue a career in the field. Each episode features an in-depth conversation about the state of science in popular culture.

Twitter:

@3m

Language:

English

Contact:

9524436647


Episodes

Promoting Inclusion and Accessibility in Science

7/16/2019
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How can the scientific community better promote equality, diversity, and accessibility? Our guest examines the forces that drive how scientific research gets published, and how these structures could better promote access and ultimately speed up scientific progress.

Duration:00:30:35

Nanochemistry: Renewable Energy, Self-Cleaning Glass, and Missions to Mars

7/16/2019
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To think big in science, sometimes you have to think small. Nanochemistry is a scientific field that studies matter on a microscopic scale to create materials with world-changing potential. Dr. Suze Kundu explores the possibilities on this episode.

Duration:00:33:35

Digital Science in an Analog World

7/15/2019
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Electrical engineering takes science out of the lab and into your pocket — and your car, your home, the nearest comic book convention, and beyond. Our guest explores how engineering can improve everything from cosplay to health and fitness.

Duration:00:22:33

Better Pizza Through Science

6/26/2019
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What happens when you take science out of the lab and into your home? The scientific method gets empirically delicious in our chat with Matt Hartings, chemistry professor and author of "Chemistry in Your Kitchen."

Duration:00:20:01

Shaping the Future through Science

5/29/2019
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If we can predict the future, can we change it? Disaster researchers like Mika McKinnon can. Her research in geophysics helps predict natural disasters and minimize potential damage. Join us for a fascinating discussion about science, science fiction, and the next frontier of human advancement.

Duration:00:23:15

The Science of Everyday Life

5/15/2019
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Do you wish you knew more about science? You're not alone. But the truth is, it's easier now than ever before to learn. Our guest shares how adults can continue learning -- and have fun doing it, too.

Duration:00:36:05

A Kid's Eye View of Science

4/24/2019
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We often ask adults how we can make science fascinating for kids. Why not ask a kid who is already a scientist and inventor? We talk to award-winning youth scientist Gitanjali Rao about what inspires her.

Duration:00:11:38

Hands-on Science: The Mark of Maker Culture

4/2/2019
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What better way to explore science and technology than by building your own wondrous creations? We explore the hands-on science of maker culture with our guest, Dr. Lucy Rogers.

Duration:00:16:30

Sparking a Passion for Science

3/20/2019
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How can we get people past the "clickbait headline" level of scientific knowledge? And will genetic editing give us genius babies riding velociraptors? Science teacher & communicator Joanne Manaster answers the tough questions.

Duration:00:17:38

Science Education for the Kid Who Knows Everything

3/20/2019
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How can teachers meet the unique learning needs of students at multiple skill and background knowledge levels? Dr. Jeff Terry shares his thoughts.

Duration:00:17:40

Bonus Episode 4: Science Aspiration and Elevation

7/24/2018
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What's the point in thinking like a scientist, even if you're not one? How does scientific thinking advance human beings as a species? We ask expert scientists and educators in this bonus highlights episode.

Duration:00:44:29

Bonus Episode 3: Science Fascination and Communication

7/24/2018
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Children are naturally fascinated by science. How can we make it just as thrilling for adults, too? Some extremely accomplished science communicators share their thoughts in this bonus episode.

Duration:00:47:28

Bonus Episode 2: Science Innovation & Transformation

7/24/2018
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What does the future hold for scientific advancement? What's most exciting? What challenges still remain? We round up expert opinions in this special highlights episode.

Duration:01:02:38

Bonus Episode 1: Science Inspiration and Education

7/18/2018
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How can we inspire the next generation to learn about -- even love -- science? Expert educators give their opinions on this special bonus episode.

Duration:00:44:11

Episode 16: Science & the Future of Space Exploration

6/11/2018
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Will humans walk on Mars in our lifetime? What is the value of human space exploration? Our guest explores how space travel challenges and inspires us.

Duration:01:43:58

Episode 15: Bam! Pow! Biff! When Science Meets Pop Culture

6/6/2018
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What can Spider-man and Superman teach us about science? Learn how science and pop culture combine with our guest, The Physics of Superheroes author Jim Kakalios.

Duration:00:21:08

Episode 14: A Day in the Life of a Scientist

5/29/2018
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What does a scientist do all day? What skills do you need to pursue a career in science? Our expert discusses what she does - and why she loves it.

Duration:00:09:27

Episode 12: The Science of Renewable Energy

5/22/2018
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Easy access to affordable, sustainable energy would revolutionize human civilization. Scientists may be closer than ever to cracking the code. Our expert guest Dru Crawley explains how far we've come, what's next, and how you can help.

Duration:00:12:27

Episode 13: Science & Innovation

5/22/2018
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What's the point in thinking like a scientist, even if you're not one? We explore the value of scientific thinking in the corporate world with guest Rita J. King.

Duration:00:19:41

Episode 11: The Science Funding Conundrum

5/8/2018
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Can we put a price on scientific innovation? And who should be picking up the tab? We explore how science gets funded with our expert guest, Jenny Rohn of Science Is Vital.

Duration:01:26:26