Youth in STEM is highlighting the voices of Canada's youngest inventors. From neurotechnology to sustainable energy sources, these young people are working to better their communities through hard work and ingenuity. This podcast is created by undergraduate students and UBC Geering Up Engineering Outreach, a non-profit based in British Columbia dedicated to empowering and educating young people in STEM.
Nickolai: Becoming A Community Leader With STEM
Meet Nickolai, a grade seven student and our youngest guest yet. Nickolai is working to give back to the frontline workers whose lives have been dramatically affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Today we talk with Nickolai about his service projects, travel, and 3D printing. Find Nickolai’s website here.
Interested in becoming involved in STEM? Sign up for Geering Up summer camps here.
Olivia: Math, Leadership, and Representation
Meet Olivia, a grade 12 student and Geering Up volunteer. Olivia is passionate about math and is sharing her passion as the president of her school's math club. We talk about her research papers, leadership experiences, and the importance of representation in STEM. If you are interested in getting involved in STEM, you can now register for Geering Up's spring clubs now! Click the link here do register.
Emily & Jeannie: Ocean Conservation and Leadership
[SEASON FINALE] Meet Emily and Jeannie, members of Youth to Sea, a program from Ocean Wise and the Vancouver Aquarium. The Youth to Sea program is working to promote ocean conservation with youth from British Columbia. Today we are talking with Emily and Jeannie, about their service projects, leadership, and how STEM is crucial to marine conservation. Find Youth to Sea on instagram @youthtosea, and the Youth to Sea podcast @youthtoseapodcast.
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Patricia: Coding Genetics for a New World
Meet Patricia, a high school student and seasoned science fair participant. Patricia is genetically modifying the DNA of yeast to make it suitable for life on Mars. Today we talk about the inspiration for her project, the challenges of inter-planetary living, and how to get started on a successful science fair project.
Raphael: Creating Change with Statistical Analysis
Meet Raphael, a high school student and seasoned science fair participant. He uses mathematical analysis and to understand how bird’s migratory patterns are impacted by urban development. Today we talk with Raphael about his project, his other passions, and how this and other statistical research can have an impact.
Nethra: Destigmatizing Mental Illness Through Innovation
Meet Nethra, a high school student passionate about psychiatric research. Nethra is working to make mental health care more accessible with a wearable device that measures physical indicators of mental illness and works with an app to provide personalized therapy. We talk about her research, how she plans on moving forward, and her impressive leadership skills.
Love this podcast!!
Great to have a platform to hear about all the extraordinary things youths are up to these days! Truly inspiring!