38 episódios

Experimental is a podcast series that features Louisiana State University faculty and students sharing their passion for research and their personal stories of investigation. Listen and learn about exciting projects and the individuals posing the questions.

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Experimental is a podcast series that features Louisiana State University faculty and students sharing their passion for research and their personal stories of investigation. Listen and learn about exciting projects and the individuals posing the questions.

    Episode 38: Craziest, Weirdest, Most Dangerous - Don't Lose Your Head

    Episode 38: Craziest, Weirdest, Most Dangerous - Don't Lose Your Head

    Sometimes our head gets the best of us, causing us to panic, hallucinate, or give us pause about what is happening. This mini episode of Craziest Weirdest, and Most Dangerous is all about those moments where our thoughts and even dreams have created a hiccup in our study process. We feature Valerie Stampley and Heidi Novokowski and when their wondering minds resulted in some exciting moments.

    • 24 min
    Episode 37: Cindy Nguyen - A COVID-19 Experience

    Episode 37: Cindy Nguyen - A COVID-19 Experience

    By now you’ve heard all about COVID-19—the insidious virus responsible for the global pandemic—from its severe symptoms to the demographics of those at risk. The statistics are frightening, but they’re not as relatable as a personal account.

    After contracting the virus in early March, Cindy Nguyen, a medical student at LSU Health New Orleans and graduate from the College of Science and the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, joined us for an interview—even with lingering COVID-19 effects. In this episode she describes the testing process she went through along with her symptoms, like water tasting sweet, and how she’s recovering. We also catch-up on her medical school program, her exciting internship and ways this experience is influencing the physician she aspires to become.

    • 52 min
    Episode 36: Meagan Moore - Problem-solving with STEAM

    Episode 36: Meagan Moore - Problem-solving with STEAM

    What happens when you include art in science, technology, engineering and math? You create STEAM or, in this case, Meagan the Maker. Meagan Moore, a senior in biological engineering at LSU, is a creative force using her wealth of unique artistic and problem-solving talents to find solutions for everything from prototyping PPE for healthcare professionals during the pandemic to fabricating life sizes 3D phantoms used in breast cancer research. She joins me via Zoom where we dive into her research projects and what she aspires to tackle next.

    • 53 min
    Episode 35: Craziest, Weirdest, Most Dangerous Miniseries: The People

    Episode 35: Craziest, Weirdest, Most Dangerous Miniseries: The People

    We’ve heard some amazing stories from our LSU researchers, but we’ve also heard stories that have tested our guests’ resolve and ability to keep their cool in order to collect that data. Over the next few months, we will look back at the different stories in this special series: Craziest, Weirdest, and Most Dangerous Things Done in the Name of Research.

    Get ready, because in the second episode we explore dangerous encounters with people from Peter Clift’s tea time interruption to the aggressive Coast Guard that approached Heather McKillop’s team. We’re also sharing our own people experiences, as Kyle and I discuss some of the dangers of research that are not alway anticipated.

    • 23 min
    Episode 34: Craziest, Weirdest, Most Dangerous Miniseries: The Runners

    Episode 34: Craziest, Weirdest, Most Dangerous Miniseries: The Runners

    We’ve heard some amazing stories from our LSU researchers, but we’ve also heard stories that have tested our guests’ resolve and ability to keep their cool in order to collect that data. Over the next few months, we will look back at the different stories in this special series: Craziest, Weirdest, and Most Dangerous Things Done in the Name of Research.

    When asked about their craziest, weirdest, and most dangerous moments, Zack Rodriguez, Allison Barbato, and Whitney Kroschel all had one thing in common - racing toward their target or high tailing it outta there. That’s why the first episode in this miniseries is all about The Runners. Kyle and I share our reactions to these wild experiences and share a couple of our own too.

    • 23 min
    Episode 33: Heidi Nowakowski - The First Semester of Medical School

    Episode 33: Heidi Nowakowski - The First Semester of Medical School

    Are you wondering how to get into medical school and what it will be like once you make it? What better than to hear from someone who just completed their first semester in med program! We are featuring LSU students at different stages in their medical career, from getting accepted to entering rotations. We begin with Heidi Nowakowski, LSU Spring 2019 College of Science graduate. Heidi is currently in her 2nd year in med school at LSU New Orleans, but we caught her in the middle of her first semester! She shared her insights into what it takes to get into medical school, the first semester transition struggles, and her advice on how to cope with med school stress.

    • 48 min

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