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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.

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    • Careers

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.

    SC102: Time is Money

    SC102: Time is Money

    If you were to spend your time the same way you spend your money, what would your time bank account look like?  Given that there will never be more than 24 hours in a day, managing the activities within that time may seem more like an art than a skill.  Time management is a misnomer because you are managing activities rather than time. 
     

    • 20 min
    SC101: What Will YOU Do Differently in the New Year?

    SC101: What Will YOU Do Differently in the New Year?

    Happy New Year!  It's the beginning of 2020, and many of us have  set ambitious new goals--new year, new chapters, new journeys, new experiences.   What will you do differently in order to attain the results that you desire? 

    • 6 min
    SC100: Dr. Calvin Mackie, the Educator, Entrepreneur and Founder of STEM-NOLA

    SC100: Dr. Calvin Mackie, the Educator, Entrepreneur and Founder of STEM-NOLA

    Hurricane Katrina was devastating on several levels, but it was the  event that freed Dr. Calvin Mackie and enabled him to walk in his purpose.  A lifelong resident of New Orleans, Dr. Mackie has a passion educating others on the boundless opportunities in STEM.    He created STEM-NOLA to expose, inspire and engage members in New Orleans and surrounding communities about the opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). 
    Now celebrating its sixth year, STEM-NOLA is sustainable STEM education model that is being replicated across the country. 
    Dr. Mackie received a BS in Mathematics from Morehouse College and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Tech.  He went on to earn a Masters and PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Tech.
     

    • 53 min
    SC99: Reflecting on the Past to Set Future Goals

    SC99: Reflecting on the Past to Set Future Goals

    The process of reflecting on successes and lessons learned that have occurred throughout the year enable us to set more realistic goals for the upcoming year.   What worked well?  What didn't go as planned?  What can you do differently to achieve a better outcome?  As 2019 comes to a close, what have you learned will shape your 2020 goals?

    • 11 min
    SC98: Jahari Soward Entrepreneur, ACS Leader, eSTEAM Kits Creator

    SC98: Jahari Soward Entrepreneur, ACS Leader, eSTEAM Kits Creator

    Jahari Soward had always considered herself a chemist, so when a colleague suggested that she consider recruiting, she was initially offended.  Fast forward a few years, and she now owns her own career development and search firm .  She realized that the skills that enabled her to be a good chemists were transferable to the role of technical recruiting.  She realized it was about problem solving, and the same approach she used to solve a chemistry problem could be used to fill a talent gap.
    In this week's episode, she shares her journey from a bench chemist to an entrepreneur to her STEM education efforts with eSTEAM kits.
    Jahari also shares her excited in being elected as the first Black woman to chair the Georgia Local Section of the American Chemical Society.

    • 44 min
    SC97: Clarice Phelps, Nuclear Researcher and STEM Advocate

    SC97: Clarice Phelps, Nuclear Researcher and STEM Advocate

    When Clarice (Claire) Phelps received her undergraduate degree in chemistry, she had no idea that it would lead to her being the first African American woman to be on a team that discovered a new element on the periodic table. 
    She is currently a researcher and program manager in the the Nuclear Materials Processing Group at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
    In this episode, Claire shares her unique career journey and training in nuclear chemistry via the  United States Navy.   She is a strong advocate for diversifying the sciences and uses her voice whenever possible to encourage women and minorities to pursue careers in the STEM field.  Earlier this year, she was recognized as Es -99 on the Periodic Table of Younger Chemists for her outstanding commitment to research and public engagement.

    • 37 min

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