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Impactful conversations with great minds to inspire change and spread passion for science

    2.5. Improving the efficiency of recombinant DNA technology - Rishab Jain

    2.5. Improving the efficiency of recombinant DNA technology - Rishab Jain

    Rishab Jain is a teen innovator, researcher, and content creator. At 13, he was already named America's Top Young Scientist for his novel research in improving radiotherapy for pancreatic cancer patients. In 2018, he was named one of TIME Magazine's 25 Most Influential Teens. In 2022, Rishab won the Regeneron Young Scientist Distinction for his work to improve the efficiency of recombinant DNA technology. Recently at ISEF, he not only won 1st place in Biomedical Engineering but also received the second Regeneron Young Scientist Award of $50,000 for developing an AI-based model to enable rapid and cost-effective production of drugs.

    He is the founder and President of the Samyak Science Society — a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting STEM education among youth.

    Rishab is also a YouTuber and online content creator with around 100 k subs on YouTube, creating videos for students to improve their productivity with technology.

    Available on Youtube and all major podcasting platforms. Like, subscribe and follow the pod if you wanna take a few moments of science with us! You can always tune in to more episodes on www.dropthestem.com !

    #stem #stempassion #dropthestem#dropthestemgang #intelisef #intel#science #SSPalumni #artificialintelligence #science #scientific #rsi #regeneron

    • 52 min
    2.4. Novel Shoe Design using Magnetic Levitation and Machine Learning - Dev Lochan

    2.4. Novel Shoe Design using Magnetic Levitation and Machine Learning - Dev Lochan

    The pod’s back again with an encouraging and edifying episode coming your way: let me introduce you Dev Lochan, who is a multi-award-winning young researcher in biomedical engineering.

    Dev developed a novel shoe using magnetic levitation and machine learning to reduce ground reaction forces and correct overpronation to alleviate joint pain and make a remarkably soft shoe! His mission is to combine modern research with everyday technologies to develop innovative solutions to joint and orthopedic problems on a global scale.

    He’s been participating in science fair for 6 years, and won 2nd award at International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in Biomedical Engineering. Dev’s helped mentor all the budding young scientists in his area, helping his local fair, CASEF, to encourage children to join science fair and embrace STEM in every aspect of their lives. Among many volunteering activites, he’s also the president and volunteer opportunity coordinator at IndiYouth.

    According to Dev, you don’t always need to be running around, searching for a complex project to be successful. All you need is a question / a problem and your brain! You just have to put your mind to it and take that first step!

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    #stem #stempassion #dropthestem#dropthestemgang #intelisef #intel#science #SSPalumni #machinelearning #science #scientific #startup #indiyouth #casef

    • 57 min
    2.3. STEM, STEAM, Make, Dream - Dr. Chris Emdin

    2.3. STEM, STEAM, Make, Dream - Dr. Chris Emdin

    Christopher Emdin, Ph.D., is the Robert A. Naslund Endowed Chair in Curriculum Theory and Professor of Education at the University of Southern California, the creator of the #HipHopEd social media movement and Science Genius B.A.T.T.L.E.S, the founder of Rap Genius and author of the New York Times bestseller For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood . . . and the Rest of Y’all Too. 🎤

    His work has been featured in the Atlantic, the Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Post. Beyond being 2015, Multicultural Educator of the Year, Minorities in Energy Ambassador for the US Department of Energy, he also holds various degrees - a Ph.D in Urban Education, Masters degrees in Natural Sciences and Education and Bachelors degrees in Physical Anthropology, Biology, and Chemistry. 🧪Talk about a modern-age renaissance man! His most recent book, STEM, STEAM, Make, Dream, which we’ve talked about during the episode among many fascinating topics, explores how STEM can transform young people’s lives. 🧑‍🔬

    Chris also expanded on embracing your STEM identity, what ‘ratchetdemic’ or ‘pentecostal pedagogy’ means, the importance of the maker movement, and why authenticity is the way to go! 💯 It’s been challenging to pick a highlight moment from this episode because truly, every minute of it was one! If you want to feel inspired and galvanized in your life to take action, make sure to check this conversation out! 🌟

    Like, subscribe and follow the pod if you wanna take a few moments of science with us! You can always tune in to more episodes on www.dropthestem.com

    #ChrisEmdin #stem #stempassion #dropthestem #dropthestemgang #science #ratchetdemic #hiphoped #STEM #STEMEducation #scienceteacher #STEMSTEAMMakeDream #DreamCulture

    • 57 min
    HSUP 2.1. BetterDose - Asztalos Leó

    HSUP 2.1. BetterDose - Asztalos Leó

    Our guest for this episode powered by the Hungarian Startup University Program (HSUP) is Asztalos Leó! 👏 Leó’s the CEO of Better Dose and medical student at the University of Szeged! 🏥

    BetterDose is a MedTech startup formed in 2020 by three enthusiastic university students during the HSUP program. Their aim is to develop new technologies in the field of clinical trials that are able to optimize patient adherence. Their core product is an automatic and smart pill dispenser so that you could be at ease when it comes to the health your loved ones! 🤗

    Leó also researched in the field of immunology, specifically tumor immunology, which was also an interesting topic to expand upon during the episode!
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    A Hungarian Startup University Program (HSUP) által támogatott epizódban vendégünk Asztalos Leó! 👏 Leó a Better Dose vezérigazgatója és a Szegedi Tudományegyetem orvostanhallgatója! 🏥

    A BetterDose egy MedTech startup, amelyet 2020-ban alapított három lelkes egyetemi hallgató a HSUP program során. Céljuk olyan új technológiák kifejlesztése a klinikai vizsgálatok területén, amelyek képesek optimalizálni a betegek terápiahűségét. Alaptermékük egy automata és intelligens tabletta-adagoló, így nyugodt lehetsz, ha a szeretteid egészségéről van szó! 🤗

    Az immunológia, azon belül is a tumorimmunológia területén is kutatott Leó, ami szintén érdekes téma volt az epizód során!

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    Powered by HSUP

    A Hungarian Startup University Program (HSUP) az első online, egyetemi startupképzés, melynek célja a hazai egyetemisták megismertetése az innováció világával, a modern vállalkozói ismeretekkel és a startupok működésével egy új, közös oktatási platformon keresztül.

    The Hungarian Startup University Program (HSUP) is the first online, university startup course, that aims to acquaint Hungarian students with the world of innovation, modern entrepreneurial knowledge and the operation of startups through a new, common educational platform.

    #hsup #hungarian #hungarianstartup #startup #innovacio #magyarstartup #university #egyetem #innovativkozosseg #innovativfiatalok #startupprogram #edukacio #oktatas #elearning #osztondij #mentor #students #hungarianstartupuniversityprogram #nkfih

    • 44 min
    2.2. Biomimicking Torrey Pine Needles: Atmospheric Moisture Harvesting Device - Emily Tianshi

    2.2. Biomimicking Torrey Pine Needles: Atmospheric Moisture Harvesting Device - Emily Tianshi

    Emily Tianshi is an internationally recognised environmental advocate, scientist and co-founder of ClearWater Innovation. 💧
    Emily’s invented a moisture harvesting device that biomimicks the micro-patterns of Torrey Pine Needles, contributing to helping drought-stricken but foggy areas, which was featured in a National Geographic World Water Day documentary series, “Join the Millions.” 🌎 Emily is a multi-award winning inventor, including national Stockholm Junior Water Prize runner-up, ISEF 2nd Place Grand awardee, and winner of a grand prize at Broadcom MASTERS. 🏆 Whether it might be about creating YouTube videos, hosting free STEM Events, standing up for matters close to her heart - she is on the go for making an impact in the lives of many! 💚

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    #stem #stempassion #dropthestem#dropthestemgang #intelisef #intel#science #ISEF2019 #broadcommasters #SSPalumni #environment #waterrights #natgeo

    • 1 hr 5 min
    2.1. Removal of micro plastics from water using ferro fluids - Fionn Ferreira

    2.1. Removal of micro plastics from water using ferro fluids - Fionn Ferreira

    We're starting Season 2 with a BIG surprise! 🔥 You can now not only listen to but also watch the podcast episode on YouTube! 📺 🔻

    And what better way to hit this new season off, than with Fionn Ferreira, a globally recognised Irish scientist, innovator and keynote speaker who invented a non-harmful way to extract microplastics from water using vegetable oil and rust powder. 🇮🇪🌊 He was named the Grand prize global winner of the Google Science Fair 2019, won Second Prize in Chemistry at ISEF, spoke at the World Economic Forum 2020 and was awarded a Straubel Leadership Award. 🏆 His story has been featured in Forbes, Business Insider, Bloomberg and CNN. Fionn is currently starring in a Global HP Commercial, and he is also working on his first book!

    We've talked about the future of sustainability, roadblocks and highlight moments, sciencey-sounding fake news, the importance of playing with junk and embodying the spirit of a curious child in research among many fun and stimulating topic! 🌎🌠

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    Available on Youtube and all major podcasting platforms. Like, subscribe and follow the pod if you wanna take a few moments of science with us! 😎 You can always tune in to more episodes on www.dropthestem.com !
    #stem #stempassion #dropthestem#dropthestemgang #intelisef #intel#science #ISEF2019 #SSPalumni #googlesciencefair #googlefair #microplastics #sustainability #environment #btyoungscientist

    • 1 hr 6 min

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