31 episodes

When we think about science, we often hear about amazing discoveries, but rarely hear about the struggles, personal accomplishments, and personalities of the scientists behind the data. On Deeper than Data with Ben Rush, we explore the personal journeys, failures, and successes of scientists through storytelling and humor. You’ll walk away with touching stories, life lessons, and feeling inspired through conversational interviews and improvised games.

Deeper than Data with Ben Rush Ben Rush

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When we think about science, we often hear about amazing discoveries, but rarely hear about the struggles, personal accomplishments, and personalities of the scientists behind the data. On Deeper than Data with Ben Rush, we explore the personal journeys, failures, and successes of scientists through storytelling and humor. You’ll walk away with touching stories, life lessons, and feeling inspired through conversational interviews and improvised games.

    Reflecting on our successful mentor/mentee relationship with Adam Kuchnia

    Reflecting on our successful mentor/mentee relationship with Adam Kuchnia

    On this special 1 year anniversary episode, Ben chats with his mentor, professor Adam Kuchnia, about his journey from sports to nutrition, his clinical background, becoming a professor, being nervous about being a new professor, taking on graduate students, how they have worked together of their years, and trying to pinpoint what worked so well in their working relationship as that time comes to an end.
    Find out more about Adam's research by checking out his page-
    https://nutrisci.wisc.edu/adam-kuchnia/
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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Making sense of chaos in and out of science with Alyssa Adams

    Making sense of chaos in and out of science with Alyssa Adams

    Ben chats with scientist and entrepreneurs Alyssa Adams about finding physics haphazardly, thinking heaven was their ceiling, conducting science on League of Legends, adapting to food insecurity, reaching their educational goals, being a procrastinator in high school, reaching evolutionary-like processes, and hosting an apocalyptic podcast.
    Alyssa is conducting wonderful research at the Morgridge Institute for Research and helped launch the job coaching/portal ProPhounD-
    https://morgridge.org/
    https://www.pro-phound.com/
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    The Trek through science to fulfillment with Wes Marner

    The Trek through science to fulfillment with Wes Marner

    Ben chats with mentor and education programs manager Wes (Wesley) Marner about his first solar system book, how Star Trek inspired scientific curiosity, how finding a place that fully accepts you creates opportunities to grow, how emotions and information can inform mentees, being a father, and what to do if your mentor doesn't want to be on your country music album.
    Wes Marner helps scientists become more well-rounded at the Morgridge Institute for Research-
    https://morgridge.org/
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    • 1 hr 6 min
    An open review of 2021 with Laura Hernandez

    An open review of 2021 with Laura Hernandez

    Ben chats with professor and mentor supreme Laura Hernandez about the reflections of the last year, struggling to mentor through a pandemic, how sometimes you need to say "no", finding boundaries with your job, and the return of Zoe the Platypus in a new space adventure.
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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Ho ho ho-we'll be back in mid-January

    Ho ho ho-we'll be back in mid-January

    Happy Holidayzzzzzz

    • 53 sec
    Science outreach, coding, and systems engineering with Victor Zavala and Olivia Dachel

    Science outreach, coding, and systems engineering with Victor Zavala and Olivia Dachel

    Ben chats with engineering professor, Victor Zavala, and high school teacher, Olivia Dachel, about using videogames to teach kids, how science outreach can be useful 1 on 1 or with massive audiences through videogames, who inspired Victor to code, how to think like a systems engineer, how the kids like learning about agricultural runoff, and how donkeys may power the world one day.
    To play the Lakeland video game-
    https://fielddaylab.wisc.edu/play/lakeland/
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    • 1 hr 7 min

Customer Reviews

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6 Ratings

6 Ratings

kelsey2250 ,

Fun listen!

I really enjoy “Deeper than Data” as a way to get to know academics in a playful manner! The podcast leads to many laughs, providing an entertaining way for the listener to get to know the person being interviewed and connect to their experiences both inside and outside the classroom.

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