41 episodes

Exploring the stories behind scientists and their work. Come on a journey with University of California Riverside graduate students and science experts from a wide range of fields as they discuss what it's like to work as a scientist and the questions that drive their curiosity.

Beyond the Bench SciComm @ UCR

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Exploring the stories behind scientists and their work. Come on a journey with University of California Riverside graduate students and science experts from a wide range of fields as they discuss what it's like to work as a scientist and the questions that drive their curiosity.

    41. Life of an Extension Agent with Lourdes Pérez Cordero

    41. Life of an Extension Agent with Lourdes Pérez Cordero

    What does the job of an extension agent entail, and how can we develop repellent devices to control the Asian citrus psyllid? Lourdes Pérez Cordero, the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension Agent of Highlands County, discusses growing up in Puerto Rico, how she was first inspired by agriculture and citrus specifically, and what it is like to be an extension agent and full-time master's student.

    Follow Lourdes on Twitter @AgroLouCris!

    Learn more about the tools used in the battle against huanglongbing and view research snapshots by other Citrus Series guests by visiting the Science for Citrus Health website and following along on Twitter and Instagram @sci4citrus.

    Learn more about the students producing this podcast and their science communication efforts by following us on Twitter @SciCommUCR and visiting our website.

    • 23 min
    40. Making Science Education Engaging with Tamara El-Hayek Ewing

    40. Making Science Education Engaging with Tamara El-Hayek Ewing

    How can social media be used as a science education platform, and how can we improve science education at the high school and collegiate levels? Tamara El-Hayek Ewing, Lab Manager and Instructional Support in the CSUSM Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, discusses effective practices to inspire and engage chemistry students, her use of social media as a science communication tool, and her path to becoming a chemistry educator.

    Follow Tamara on TikTok @chemis.te and Instagram @chemis.te and @elementandmolecule.

    Learn more about the students producing this podcast and their science communication efforts by following us on Twitter @SciCommUCR and visiting our website.

    • 39 min
    39. Citrus Genome Editing and SciComm with Dr. Karl Haro von Mogel

    39. Citrus Genome Editing and SciComm with Dr. Karl Haro von Mogel

    How can citrus genome editing help in the fight against huanglongbing, and how can we think outside the box to be better science communicators? Dr. Karl Haro von Mogel, a PostDoc in botany and plant sciences at the University of California Riverside and Science & Media Director of Biology Fortified, discusses his long-term research to protect citrus against huanglongbing and his recent research investigating face mask efficacy. He also shares how he communicates science by making awesome shirts.

    Follow Karl on Twitter @KarlHvM!

    Learn more about the tools used in the battle against huanglongbing and view research snapshots by other Citrus Series guests by visiting the Science for Citrus Health website and following along on Twitter and Instagram @sci4citrus.

    Learn more about the students producing this podcast and their science communication efforts by following us on Twitter @SciCommUCR and visiting our website.

    • 1 hr
    38. Paleontology, Science Education, and Home-brewing with Dr. Andy Farke

    38. Paleontology, Science Education, and Home-brewing with Dr. Andy Farke

    What is it like to take high schoolers on paleontology digs and curate a museum on a high school campus? Dr. Andy Farke, Director of the Raymond M. Alf Museum of Paleontology at The Webb Schools, discusses the inspiration he gets from educating high schoolers, his home-brewing hobby and blog, and why it's essential to make science exciting even for people who will never become career scientists.

    Follow Andy on Twitter @AndyFarke.

    Learn more about the students producing this podcast and their science communication efforts by following us on Twitter @SciCommUCR and visiting our website.

    • 33 min
    37. Science, Teaching, and Innovation from the Perspective of a College Dean with Dr. Kathryn Uhrich

    37. Science, Teaching, and Innovation from the Perspective of a College Dean with Dr. Kathryn Uhrich

    How does one person lead a career that involves serving hundreds of faculty as dean of schools in two universities, creating over 70 U.S. and international patents, and publishing 140 peer-reviewed papers? What is it like to work at the intersection of academia and corporate business? Dr. Kathryn Uhrich, Dean of the College of Natural & Agricultural Sciences at the University of California Riverside, discusses the chemistry that initially inspired her to invent polymers for various industries (including drug delivery and personal care), what mentorship has meant throughout her career, and what it's like to be the dean of a college.

    Follow Kathryn on Twitter @kathrynuhrich.

    Learn more about the students producing this podcast and their science communication efforts by following us on Twitter @SciCommUCR and visiting our website.

    • 41 min
    36. Microbiology Research for Huanglongbing and the Importance of Science Communication with Jess Trinh

    36. Microbiology Research for Huanglongbing and the Importance of Science Communication with Jess Trinh

    Why is it important to figure out how citrus may become resistant to huanglongbing, and how can scientists be more approachable and relatable? Jess Trinh, a microbiology Ph.D. Candidate in the Coaker Lab at the University of California Davis, discusses her research on citrus immunity, her work as a science communicator, and cosplay.

    Follow Jess on Twitter @jess_trinh!

    Learn more about the tools used in the battle against huanglongbing and view research snapshots by other Citrus Series guests by visiting the Science for Citrus Health website and following along on Twitter and Instagram @sci4citrus.

    Learn more about the students producing this podcast and their science communication efforts by following us on Twitter @SciCommUCR and visiting our website.

    • 43 min

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Excellent work

This podcast provides motivation for S.T.E.M. Majors, by showing us the many applications that our majors have. Besides that it humanizes faculty to a greater extent

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