This podcast is a resource for those with a STEM background seeking to understand the vast career opportunities outside of the laboratory, how to prepare these roles, and tips on being successful after making the transition.
SC 108: Rebroadcast- Garry Cooper, The PhD Neuroscientist Building a Billion Dollar Tech Enterprise
Re-broadcast of Episode 83
Dr. Garry Cooper has blazed a career path in the span of 10 years than most will do in a lifetime. In the span of a decade, he earned a PhD in neuroscience, did a postdoc, worked at two different Big Four management consulting firms, co-founded and launched a successful company of which he is the CEO and still finds time to serve as an adjunct professor.
How does he do it? In everything aspect of his life, he has a guiding principle of "know your breakup point, and when it is reached, then it's time to walk away.
This #STEMulatingconvo covers his journey from the PhD to his day to day work at Rheaply, an asset management platform that plays a critical role in the circular economy by facilitating collaboration among scientists and entities conducting scientific research.
Also mentioned in this episode:
The Rheaply Website
Clip of Garry's March for Science Keynote in Grant Park
SC107: Father, Husband, FAMUan, and Dean of Arts and Sciences- Dr. Darryl Scriven
From humble beginnings growing up between two housing projects in FL to becoming the Dean of a major private research institution in upstate New York, Dr. Darryl Scriven is an inspiration to all. He attributes the drive behind his success to these words, "there is nothing you can't do if you put your mind to it and you are not too good to do what it takes to gt it done. Once you dispel that myth of being too good, you can get anything accomplished."
Seven years ago Darryl made a commitment to provide daily motivational video in a series call EVERY day I'm Hustling. You can access it from his YouTube page Doc Scriven
SC106: Innovator, Educator, Entrepreneur -Dr. Grant Warner
Dr. Grant Warner views the challenge of diversity in STEM and entrepreneurship as an opportunity for inclusion, because what many refer to as a pipeline problem he believes it is more accurately reflected as a pathway issue.
He discusses his educational journey and how he has leveraged his mechanical engineering PhD to have a voice and fuel his entrepreneurial mindset and ventures.
In this episode, we discuss the National Science Foundation I-Corps program and Black Tech Ventures, an organization he co-founded to empower African American tech-innovators and startup entrepreneurs and to foster a culture of entrepreneurship at historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs).
SC105: #LessonsfromPlants with Beronda Montgomery
We are excited to launch Season Four with Beronda Montgomery, PhD and celebrate the release of her new book Lessons from Plants. She shares key lessons learned from plants as it relates to mentoring, particularly about environmental fit and resilience. She also reveals her new leadership roles and her perspectives on why effective leadership is a critical component of change.
Follow Beronda on her social media platforms for thoughtful and thought provoking gems of knowledge and cool pictures of her travels while writing.
#LessonsfromPlants can be found on bookshop.org
Beronda L. Montgomery, PhD is MSU Foundation Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and Microbiology & Molecular Genetics at Michigan State University. A Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Academy of Microbiology, she was named one of Cell’s 100 Inspiring Black Scientists in America.
SC104: Double History Moment: 3rd Year Podcast Anniversary and MS Flag Vote
June 27, 2020 is a doubly historic day for me. Today is the 3rd year anniversary of STEMulating Conversations. It is also the day that the Mississippi State legislature--in the House and Senate--voted to remove the current State flag that has flown since 1894.
The significance of this day and vote was definitely an occasion to connect with fellow PhD chemist and Mississipian, Dr. John Harkless, to have a awesome #STEMulatingconvo.
SC103: Understanding the Context to Digest the Content
When you understand the context, the content is easier to digest. This is the guiding principle that will be used when we engage in STEMulating Conversations on the topics of diversity and inclusion, particularly as it relates to Black Americans in society and the sciences.
I'm always on the look out for new great podcasts. After this one was recommedend by a good friend of mine, I was in! I highly recommend you check it out out as well to learn more about positioning yourself for a successful career.
Great natural conversation that has actionable advice.