STEAM Powered

Conversations with women in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine) about their journeys, work, passions, and what they learned along the way. We’re a diverse group of people with unique personal and professional journeys, and I want you to meet some of us.This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Podscribe - https://podscribe.com/privacyChartable - https://chartable.com/privacyOP3 - https://op3.dev/privacyPodsights - https://podsights.com/privacy

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Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 55m. Bisher sind 73 Folge(n) erschienen. Dieser Podcast erscheint jede zweite Woche.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 2 days 23 hours 35 minutes

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episode 70: Building compassionate tech, and advocating for diverse voices with Bec Nguyen


For many of my guests, the careers and fields that we're in now didn't exist or were just newly conceived when we were at university. So those indirect paths I often speak about were just a matter of course for us. Bec Nguyen is the director of Upbeat Digital and a specialist in UX in digital health...


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 March 17, 2024  45m
 
 

episode 69: Chasing fireballs and the evolution of our solar system with Professor Gretchen Benedix


We've spoken about indirect career paths, but Professor Gretchen Benedix calls hers the pinball method, starting on a course that could change direction when she strikes something that she'd like to delve more into. This method has served Gretchen well and has given her opportunities to work with Dr Sally Ride, the first American woman in space, chase fireballs over the desert, hunt meteorites in Antarctica, and even get an asteroid named after her...


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 February 18, 2024  52m
 
 

episode 68: Veterinary policy and mental health with Dr Lydia Pethick


A common misconception about veterinary sciences is that it’s all about puppies and kittens, but that’s not always the case. Like other care providers, vets can have it tough in the service of the community and there is a lot of active work being done to ensure the vet industry, its people, the community, and not just the animals, can thrive...


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 December 12, 2023  40m
 
 

episode 67: Plant immune systems and SciArt with Eleonora Moratto


A common thread between the arts and the sciences is storytelling. In both scenarios you’re building worlds, and creating an understanding of the mechanisms that make the system work (or not work), and the relationships within that bubble.

Eleonora Moratto is the Biology Ballerina. She is a freelance professional ballet dancer, and is currently completing her PhD in plant pathogen interactions...


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 November 25, 2023  35m
 
 

episode 66: Growth and sustainability with Dr Sandy Chong


Sustainability is more than just the environment. If you look at the UN Sustainable Development Goals, it's also about accessibility, equity, and inclusion in multiple areas of society, and covers things like the economy, infrastructure, community, and yes, climate and the environment. But they're the kinds of goals that bring everybody up so that no one is left behind...


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 October 29, 2023  51m
 
 

episode 65: Creating opportunities for work-life choices with Dr Sirisha Kuchimanchi


What is your personal worth? From an internal perspective, it's about having confidence in your sense of self and your values. But let's expand on that. Your worth can also be viewed in the connections you have made in your personal or professional communities, be it the kids' soccer parent who knows a job you'd be great for, or the ex-coworker whose passion project is your passion, too. It's also of course your financial position and what you can do to change it...


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 October 13, 2023  46m
 
 

episode 64: Systems thinking and the future of architecture with Evelyn Lee


Architecture has always struck me as a multidisciplinary field. It draws knowledge from all areas of STEMM into creating the spaces in which we live and work. But that's not always how this profession is perceived and this reflects in the way the industry has and needs to evolve.

Evelyn Lee is Head of Workplace Strategy and Innovation at Slack Technologies, and Founder of Practice of Architecture...


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 September 15, 2023  50m
 
 

episode 63: The interconnectedness of seemingly disparate things with Laura Langdon


It's not about the destination, it's about the journey. But for today's guest, it's about both. Laura Langdon is a developer advocate who has the pleasure of combining her explorations and experience in theatre, computer science, mathematics, education, and data science into a role that rolls all of that into one perfect package. Join us as we speak of about Laura's experience in education, and the beauty of the interconnectedness of seemingly disparate things...


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 August 22, 2023  56m
 
 

episode 62: Bringing compassion back to technology with April Wensel


We could all do with a little bit more compassion in our lives, and April Wensel is making sure that we can bring it to our work as well. April Wensel is the founder of Compassionate Coding, helping companies and tech professionals communicate more and effectively so that we can be better at what we do better to each other and better to ourselves...


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 August 6, 2023  35m
 
 

episode 61: Geospatial analysis and making information beautiful with Helen McKenzie


Geographic information systems. There, I've lost a few of you already, but you're missing out because GIS is more than about where things are, but why they're there, and quite a few of those reasons are around why people do people things. Helen McKenzie is a cartographer, data visualiser, and geospatial advocate who is passionate about finding meaning in complex data and making information beautiful...


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 July 21, 2023  52m