Physics Alive

Physics Alive is the podcast where host, Brad Moser, Ph.D., sparks new life into the physics classroom. Each episode supports and shares the many forward-thinking developments that have come from physics education research and inspiring educators. Brad speaks with teachers who employ innovative and active learning styles, researchers on the frontiers of physics education, catalysts for change on important social issues in the STEM community, and students who want the most out of their education.


episode 19: STEM Inclusion and the Spark Science podcast with Regina Barber DeGraaff

Today's Guest


Regina Barber DeGraaff, Senior Lecturer and STEM Inclusion and Outreach Specialist at Western Washington University, doesn’t mince words as we dive into the topic of inclusion. She acknowledges that this can be tough work, but vital as well. Learn about the challenges and opportunities in her role, recognizing and reflection on our identities, and Community Ambassadors, an upcoming SEA-change webinar that she will co-facilitate. Regina is also the host of the podcast Spark Science. The show’s tagline is “exploring stories of human curiosity.” She discusses making science more accessible and less intimidating, and how humanizing scientists can help the next generation see themselves in such a career.


Links from today’s episode:


Regina’s new website:


The Spark Science podcast! “Exploring stories of human curiosity.”



Western Washington University info:

  • Regina’s biography
  • STEM Inclusion and Outreach Specialist


SEA Change webinar

  • Community Ambassadors - An Approach to Enhance Equity in STEM
  • This webinar was on Wednesday, May 26th, 2021.  No recording is currently available for this webinar.  If you are aware of one, please let me know at



 2021-05-21  48m