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When Science Speaks is a new web series profiling innovative and interesting people working in the science and technical fields - from academia, to industry, to the non-profit world. Mark and his guests explore: how to be a powerhouse advocate for science and your research; how to advance your career in meaningful ways that make you happy; how to push back on the ongoing assault on science; and other related issues of interest happening in the world. You can listen and subscribe to the podcast on your favorite app or podcast player.

When Science Speaks is a new web series profiling innovative and interesting people working in the science and technical fields - from academia, to industry, to the non-profit world. Mark and his guests explore: how to be a powerhouse advocate for science and your research; how to advance your career in meaningful ways that make you happy; how to push back on the ongoing assault on science; and other related issues of interest happening in the world. You can listen and subscribe to the podcast on your favorite app or podcast player.
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When Science Speaks is a new web series profiling innovative and interesting people working in the science and technical fields - from academia, to industry, to the non-profit world. Mark and his guests explore: how to be a powerhouse advocate for science and your research; how to advance your career in meaningful ways that make you happy; how to push back on the ongoing assault on science; and other related issues of interest happening in the world. You can listen and subscribe to the podcast on your favorite app or podcast player.

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Episodes

Why You Need to Know What Motivates You, with Dr. Robert Nobles - Ep #32

5/17/2019
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Do you know, down to your core, what motivates you? Through all of your studies and work in research environments, have you taken the time to dig deep and find out what lights you up, professionally? Unfortunately, many scientists and researchers will go their whole careers without answering this vital question. Here to highlight the value of knowing what motivates you is Dr. Robert Nobles. Dr. Nobles serves as the interim Vice Chancellor for Research at the University of Tennessee,...

Duration:00:42:10

The Value of Bilingualism and How to Communicate with a Non-technical Audience, with Dr. Pilar Archila - Ep #31

5/10/2019
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Are you bilingual - have you used that skill to assist you when speaking to a non-technical audience? Bilingualism is such a fascinating topic and a relevant one when it comes to science communication. NASA’s Dr. Pilar Archila joins Mark on this episode to talk about her experience as a bilingual Research Integrator and how she communicates with non-technical audiences. Pilar is an International Space Station Research Integrator for NASA working out of the Johnson Space Center in Houston,...

Duration:00:31:55

Why Cornell’s Student-Led BEST Program is So Successful - Ep #30

5/3/2019
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What comes to mind when you think of “Student-led” programs? Do you instantly think of a program that is effective and inspiring or do you have a different take? Too often students and postdocs don’t get the chance they need to showcase their talent and ingenuity - that is not the case with Cornell University’s student-led Broadening Experiences in Scientific Training (BEST) program. The mission of Cornell’s BEST program is to enhance training opportunities for graduate students and...

Duration:00:31:54

How to Take Your Expertise to the Marketplace, with Dr. Julius Edson - Ep #29

4/26/2019
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Have you ever felt like the opportunities to leverage your expertise and training were limited to only academia or government work? Were you ever exposed to the possibility of taking your expertise and training to the marketplace? Here to share his experience in academia and taking his skill set to the marketplace is Dr. Julius Edson. Julius is the co-founder of Responsive Polymers Therapeutics (RPG) which aims to fill a void created by the lack of available effective antimicrobials. He is...

Duration:00:23:13

How to Cultivate a Diverse Skill Set, with Dr. Yaihara Fortis Santiago - Ep #28

4/19/2019
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Scientific work is inherently specific, but the skill set of an effective researcher should be diverse and varied. Do you have a broad skill set or could it use some development work? Here to explain the value of a diverse skill set and how to cultivate one is Dr. Yaihara Fortis Santiago. Yaihara is the Manager of Postdoctoral Affairs at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Previously, she served as the director of the Science Alliance, the professional development branch of the New...

Duration:00:30:22

Pipelines of Opportunity for PhDs and Postdocs at Rutgers, with Yvonne Gonzalez - Ep #27

4/12/2019
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What happens when postdocs and PhDs are part of an educational institution but seem to slip through the cracks? Ideally, the school would go to work rectifying the situation as it did at Rutgers University. Here to discuss her work with postdocs at Rutgers is this week’s guest, Yvonne Gonzalez. Yvonne has over ten years of experience in the development and management of several multi-million dollar education and workforce development projects aimed to increase the recruitment, retention,...

Duration:00:19:54

How to Speak with Impact, with Allison Shapira - Ep #26

4/5/2019
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What does it take to present your message and speak with impact? Polling data shows that year after year the most common fear is public speaking. How can you overcome that fear, convey your research, or message with confidence? Here to lend her expertise and share her deep experience to this challenging subject is Allison Shapira. Allison is the CEO and Founder of Global Public Speaking LLC, a company that helps people speak with confidence and authenticity in their speeches,...

Duration:00:20:17

Exploring Solutions to Societal Challenges, with Dr. Saurabh Sinha - Ep #25

3/29/2019
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What does it take to bridge the gap between real-world societal challenges and the academic world? If you had your way, how would you unite the academic with pragmatic? This week, Mark sits down with the University of Johannesburg’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Research and Internationalisation, Dr. Saurabh Sinha. Saurabh obtained his Bachelor of Engineering, Master of Engineering and PhD degrees in Electronic Engineering from the University of Pretoria (UP). As a published researcher, he has...

Duration:00:26:41

Creating Community-Based Learning Opportunities, with Gia Grier McGinnis - Ep #24

3/22/2019
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What would it look like for colleges and universities to invest in and begin creating community-based learning opportunities? Academics isolated in their “ivory tower” may be a stereotype, but, a lack of connection to communities outside of academia is a real dynamic that exists. Here to provide insight and expertise into the high-quality work of community-based learning is Johns Hopkins’ Gia Grier McGinnis. Gia has over fifteen years of broad-ranging experience in program management and...

Duration:00:16:29

Exploring the Role of Storytelling in Science, with Sara ElShafie - Ep #23

3/15/2019
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What comes to mind when you hear the phrase, “Storytelling in science?” Does it conjure images of scientists gathered around a campfire taking turns telling stories? Probably not, but the role of storytelling in science is a relevant topic to explore. Bringing her passion for both the entertainment sector and science, Sara ElShafie joins the podcast to talk about storytelling in science. Sara works at the intersection of art and science, with one foot in academia/museums and the other in...

Duration:00:36:36

How to Communicate Your Scientific Work to Non-Experts, with Dr. Ross Beattie - Ep #22

3/7/2019
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If you had to present your scientific work to a room full of non-experts, what would be your approach? Have you been in that scenario before? What strategies have you used to convey your data and findings to the uninitiated? Here to provide some excellent advice on this topic is Dr. Ross Beattie. After his presentation to DisrupTECH in July 2018, Ross was selected to participate in the Entrepreneurial Fellowship Program. Before his selection, Ross worked to gain support for the Emerging...

Duration:00:26:39

Creating Pathways for Diverse Jobs for PhDs and Postdocs, with Dr. David Fruman and Dr. Harinder Singh - Ep #21

3/1/2019
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In the early 2010s, there were a number of reports from different national organizations that highlighted the need to broaden training for PhDs and postdocs. Grad students and trainees needed to be prepared for a wider spectrum of careers beyond academia. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) responded to this need by funding 17 programs around the country to test approaches for tackling this challenge. How did their efforts pay off? Was the return worth the investment of those funds? Here...

Duration:00:30:05

How the Landscape is Changing for Postdocs, with Dr. Chris Smith - Ep #20

2/22/2019
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What recent changes have altered the landscape for postdocs? Are there more opportunities out there or fewer? What are universities and professional associations doing to help postdocs navigate these changes? Dr. Chris Smith joins the podcast to shed light on this critical topic. Chris’s work focuses on training a scientific and biomedical workforce that is flexible and well-prepared to take on the challenges of the 21st Century. He has over ten years of experience conducting neuroscience...

Duration:00:29:38

Valuing the Role of Introverts in the Workplace, with Dr. Jennifer Kahnweiler - Ep #19

2/15/2019
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Does your organization value the role of their introverts in the workplace? Are you an introvert who has struggled to find your voice? Do you want to help your workplace become more equitable for introverts? Here to help us understand introverts and how we can best empower them is Dr. Jennifer Kahnweiler. Jennifer is an author and global speaker hailed as a "champion for introverts." Her bestselling books, “The Introverted Leader,” “Quiet Influence,” and “The Genius of Opposites” have been...

Duration:00:38:57

Why Enthusiasm and Storytelling are Crucial in Postdoc Research, with Dr. Sarah Chobot Hokanson - Ep #18

2/8/2019
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What would you say are the most important aspects of postdoc research? Would the learning environment or the availability of mentors rank high on your list? What about the role of passion and enthusiasm for your field of study? Dr. Sarah Chobot Hokanson joins Mark in this episode of When Science Speaks to highlight the role of enthusiasm and storytelling in postdoc research. Sarah is the Assistant Provost of Professional Development and Postdoctoral Affairs at Boston University. She is...

Duration:00:24:41

Making a Difference in Your Career, with Christine Cruzveraga - Ep #17

2/1/2019
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Have you ever felt stuck in your career? Did you ever face a moment where you wish you had some degree of insight that could help you move forward? What if there was a way to navigate your career path and ultimately locate that perfect fit where you could make a difference? Christine Cruzveraga joins Mark in this episode to talk about her work helping students and professionals find the right fit in their career. Christine currently serves as the VP of Higher Education and Student Success...

Duration:00:32:57

Professional Networking and Reevaluating Your Definition of Success, with Dr. Christine Ponder - Ep #16

1/25/2019
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Do you ever find yourself so caught up in the day-to-day responsibilities of your research that you don't know how to take advantage of professional networking opportunities? When was the last time you ventured out of your daily work routine and explored new professional development opportunities that piqued your interest? On this episode of When Science Speaks, you’ll hear from Dr. Christine Ponder as she touches on the need for professional networking and evaluating your definition of...

Duration:00:27:08

Grand Challenges and Setting Ambitious Goals, with Michelle Popowitz - Ep #15

1/18/2019
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With the start of a new year, many Americans commit to resolutions and ambitious goals they hope to accomplish throughout the year’s end. Many organizations have ambitious goals as well, but all too often they fail to make these goals specific and connected to a deadline. UCLA’s creation of so-called “Grand Challenges” is a bold departure from such fuzzy, timid-by-comparison initiatives. UCLA’s Grand Challenges are inspiring endeavours to solve the most difficult societal problems by a...

Duration:00:46:14

How to Ask More Questions, and Unleash Your Power to Spark Change, with Frank Sesno - Ep #14

1/11/2019
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Have you ever watched an interview that went beyond boilerplate questions and got to the heart of the subject? It takes skill and a well-honed appetite for curiosity to move past the superficial and begin to peel back layers of intrigue. You don’t have to be an award-winning journalist to ask good questions. Embracing your curiosity and developing proper research and listening skills can help you in just about any career you choose. Frank is an Emmy Award-winning journalist with more than...

Duration:00:27:53