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Designed to create STEM connections, cohesion, and elevation within the Southwest region of the United States. You have discovered a place where STEM enthusiasts gather to learn about the amazing STEM rockstars of the region as well as STEM activities that are impacting the world!

Whether you are looking to learn more about STEM innovations in New Mexico, Texas, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, and California you are in the right place! If you have longed to be united with other STEM nerds, then you have found your people here at STEM Southwest!

Check out our family-friendly show and events calendar designed to build problem solvers, thinkers, and innovators for the future. New episodes are released every other week.

STEM Southwest Podcast Bob And Dr. Shelly Gruenig

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Designed to create STEM connections, cohesion, and elevation within the Southwest region of the United States. You have discovered a place where STEM enthusiasts gather to learn about the amazing STEM rockstars of the region as well as STEM activities that are impacting the world!

Whether you are looking to learn more about STEM innovations in New Mexico, Texas, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, and California you are in the right place! If you have longed to be united with other STEM nerds, then you have found your people here at STEM Southwest!

Check out our family-friendly show and events calendar designed to build problem solvers, thinkers, and innovators for the future. New episodes are released every other week.

    068 The Future of Women in STEM, a New Mexico Technology Council panel discussion

    068 The Future of Women in STEM, a New Mexico Technology Council panel discussion

    Join Shelly as she leads a panel discussion of Women in STEM on the important topic of getting our girls more involved in tech.  Hear the perspectives of this diverse panel during a session at Experience IT, an event sponsored by the New Mexico Technology Council, as these panelists cover important thoughts, experiences, and focus on understanding the power of mentoring for young women in technology.  From STEM educators to professionals, these ladies have a lively and important discussion about their own experiences, and how to make the workplace more welcoming for women.  In today's episode, Shelly invites us all to become mentors for young women in technology to ensure a brighter future for all.

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    New Mexico Technology Council
    Tracy Hartzler (CNM)
    Heather Fitzgerald (CNM)
    Melissa Ober (Science Girl's Lab)
    Maggie Werner-Washburne (Boomerang New Mexico)
     
    Be Greater Than Average Courses
    Battling Bots League (Partnership between Be Greater Than Average and Electric Playhouse)
    Be Greater Than Average Gift of Learning
    Be Greater Than Average Family Fun!
    Be Greater Than Average A Semester of STEM Activities E-Book
     
    Contact:
    Linkedin (Tracy Hartzler)
    Linkedin (Heather Fitzgerald)
    Linkedin (Melissa Ober)
    Linkedin (Maggie Werner-Washburne)
     
     

    • 56 min
    067 Robots Taking Over the World, with Chris Ziomek

    067 Robots Taking Over the World, with Chris Ziomek

    Robots are revolutionizing every industry and today’s guest shares how his company is ensuring co-bots are keeping people safe while completing important tasks.  Chris Ziomek and the team at Build With Robots are making a difference and leveraging the support of the community to make great things happen!

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    Chris Ziomek is a tech entrepreneur who has over 30 years of experience in high-tech industries.  Chris presently leads Build With Robots, an automation business developing the next generation of robotic tools.  Chris also serves as an adviser and investor in many New Mexico-based startups.  His prior professional experience includes: Senior Vice President and General Manager at Teradyne, Founder and President of ZTEC Instruments, microwave engineer at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, and section leader at the Los Alamos National Laboratory.  Chris holds BS and MS degrees in electrical engineering and is a licensed professional engineer in the state of New Mexico.
    Build with Robots
    Breezy One
    Job Training Incentive Program (New Mexico Economic Development Department)
    FUSE Makerspace
     
    Be Greater Than Average Gift of Learning
    Be Greater Than Average Courses
    Be Greater Than Average Family Fun!
    Be Greater Than Average A Semester of STEM Activities E-Book
    Battling Bots League (Partnership between Be Greater Than Average and Electric Playhouse)
     
    Contact:
    Chris Ziomek
    (505) 224-3955
    chris.ziomek@buildwithrobots.com
    Facebook
    Linkedin
    Twitter

    • 49 min
    066 STEM in Flight, with Jill Meyers

    066 STEM in Flight, with Jill Meyers

    Today's guest shares her journey flying high and the work that it took her to get there.  Jill Meyers has had a storied career in STEM with some amazing organizations, and we know you will be wanting more when we are done . . . because we did!  From stories about aviation, learning to fly at 17 years old, and facing the challenging world of STEM as a woman, she shares it all.  We even get to hear about her latest adventures with Virgin Galactic and the WAI Land of Enchantment Chapter as she mentors her way through an amazing career!

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    Jill Meyers has been in aviation her entire life since earning her private pilot's license at age 17.  She is an Aerospace Engineer, Air Force veteran, STEM advocate and mentor, professional speaker, and owner of Meyers AeroConsulting.  In 2019, Jill was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society in London, the world's only professional body dedicated to the aerospace community.
    Meyers AeroConsulting
    Changemaker Talent
    Fly Like A Girl (Documentary)
    Women in Aviation International
    Women in Aviation International - Land of Enchantment Chapter
    Coming Home: Fight for a Legacy (Documentary film by The Red Door Films)
    Flygirls: A Wartime Odyssey (Dramatic scripted series by the Red Door Films)
    Dare to Dream
    Build with Robots
     
    Be Greater Than Average Gift of Learning
    Be Greater Than Average Courses
    Be Greater Than Average Family Fun!
    Be Greater Than Average A Semester of STEM Activities E-Book
    Battling Bots League (Partnership between Be Greater Than Average and Electric Playhouse)
     
    Contact:
    jill@meyersaero.biz
    (505) 610-8851
    Linkedin
    Twitter
    Instagram

    • 1 hr 5 min
    065 Law-st in Space, with Day Hochman-Vigil

    065 Law-st in Space, with Day Hochman-Vigil

    This week’s guest, a NM State Representative, takes a break from her duties serving the people of New Mexico to discuss important issues that matter to the region.  Her passion for flying led to a path in aviation law.  She is leading the way to establish New Mexico as a premiere place for space and flight. Listen in as Bob nerds out over law and politics in a conversation with Day Hochman-Vigil.

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    Day Hochman-Vigil is a native New Mexican, born and raised in Santa Fe, and is the only certified aviation and space attorney in the State of New Mexico.  She practices law as a commercial aviation safety and security specialist and has been recognized for her work providing pro bono community legal services. She graduated from the University of New Mexico School of Law and holds a Master of Law degree in Aviation and Space Law from McGill University.
    Day comes from hard-working New Mexican roots.  Her father was a local doctor, rancher, and small business owner outside of Glorieta, NM, while her mother managed a restaurant on the Santa Fe Plaza. At an early age, Day became interested in language, political science and the arts.  After graduating with her Bachelor of Arts, Day witnessed the social and political realities for four countries, learning to speak three languages fluently.
    DHV Law
    Representative Day Hochman-Vigil - NM Legislature
    Day Hochman-Vigil, Democrat for House District 15
    New Mexico Legislature
     
    Be Greater Than Average Gift of Learning
    Be Greater Than Average Courses
    Be Greater Than Average Family Fun!
    Be Greater Than Average A Semester of STEM Activities E-Book
    Battling Bots League (Partnership between Be Greater Than Average and Electric Playhouse)
     
    Contact:
    Linkedin
    Facebook
    Twitter
    Instagram

    • 59 min
    064 Money and Risk, with Ann Shubert

    064 Money and Risk, with Ann Shubert

    Today’s interview is a follow-up with Financial expert, Ann Shubert.  It is our first podcast built to help with the money questions that you have.  Join us as we get beginner tips for those just starting out on their financial journey, as well as those for professionals with retirement nearing.  Great tips for STEM entrepreneurs and advice that you don’t have to be a math major to understand!

    Ann Shubert started her professional career planning to be an astrophysicist, receiving a BA in Physics from Princeton University and an MS in Astrophysics from the California Institute of Technology.  After realizing that she was not cut out to be a pure research scientist, Ann shifted gears into a 30-year career in the defense industry, first designing and building software systems and later managing multi-million-dollar aerospace programs.  In 2014, while enrolled in the University of New Mexico’s Executive MBA program, Ann made another major career transition, becoming a licensed Financial Advisor.  Three years later, she co-founded Intentional Finance LLC, an independent, woman-owned, Registered Investment Adviser firm.  Ann enjoys working with women in STEM, combining science-based approaches to financial planning, risk management and investing with her interest in behavioral finance and how people make decisions about money.  Because she knows what it is like to be a woman in a male dominated workplace, Ann feels a special kinship with women in the STEM fields, and loves helping them to reach a place of confidence about their finances so they can keep their energies focused on their STEM passion, whether in research, education or business.
    Show Notes
    Be Greater Than Average Gift of Learning
    Be Greater Than Average Courses
    Be Greater Than Average Family Fun!
    Be Greater Than Average A Semester of STEM Activities E-Book
    Acorns
    Invest in Acorns
     
    Intentional Finance LLC
    YouTube episode link
     
    Contact:
    Ann Shubert
    Ann@intentionalfinancellc.com
     
    Intentional Finance LLC
    7770 Jefferson Street NE, Suite 430
    Albuquerque, NM 87109
    (505) 563-4500
    connect@intentionalfinancellc.com
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    • 1 hr 19 min
    063 Kicking Off 2021, with Bob and Shelly

    063 Kicking Off 2021, with Bob and Shelly

    This week, we start off 2021 with a special peek into the lives of our hosts, Bob and Shelly.  They are no longer hiding behind the microphone because their podcast editor has convinced them to give listeners more.  So, now you cannot only listen to the podcast, but if you choose, you can watch the video recording on their YouTube channel!  Bob and Shelly are driven to be mentors and encourage young people to do hard things!  Join them today for this very special and personal episode as STEM Southwest kicks off its third year of sharing some of the most amazing STEM rocktars of the Southwest!

    Show Notes
    Be Greater Than Average Gift of Learning
    Be Greater Than Average Courses
    Be Greater Than Average Family Fun!
    Be Greater Than Average A Semester of STEM Activities E-Book
    Our first YouTube podcast video
     
    Contact:
     
    info@stemsw.com
    (505) 715-7732
     
    Facebook
     

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

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JohannaJ. ,

Great resource for all things STEM

I have listened to every episode and have really gained so much from each one. The show notes are great since I listen while I drive and can't write down thing. I was excited to see there will be a livestream of the upcoming robotics competition. I haven't attended one yet and want to introduce that to my young son. Thank you!

Hungrypuppy1 ,

Fantastic Launch of this Podcast!!

What a fantastic breadth of topics you are covering right out of the gate!!! Thank you for making STEM accessible. You two make a great team and I appreciate your interaction and thoughtful questions to the interviewees! Keep up the great work.

JaredCannon ,

STEM Southwest

I am not big podcast listener but after being told this was a great project I tried it an loved it. Hearing about the STEM events and people here in the Southwest is super cool.

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