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Inspiration Dissemination is an award-winning radio program that occurs Sunday nights at 7PM Pacific on KBVR Corvallis, 88.7FM. Each week on the program, we host a different graduate student worker from Oregon State University to talk about their lives and passion for research here at the university. By presenting these stories, we can present the diverse, human element of graduate research that is often hidden from the public view.

Please find us on social media!

Twitter: twitter.com/kbvrID

facebook: www.facebook.com/InspirationDissemination/

Blog: blogs.oregonstate.edu/inspiration/

Radio Station: www.orangemedianetwork.com/kbvr_fm

Host University: oregonstate.edu

This show was founded in 2012 by Joey Hulbert and Zhian Kamvar. It has been made possible by all the current and former hosts of the show, Orange Media Network, the KBVR-FM students and staff, and of course the amazing graduate students at Oregon State University.

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Inspiration Dissemination is an award-winning radio program that occurs Sunday nights at 7PM Pacific on KBVR Corvallis, 88.7FM. Each week on the program, we host a different graduate student worker from Oregon State University to talk about their lives and passion for research here at the university. By presenting these stories, we can present the diverse, human element of graduate research that is often hidden from the public view.

Please find us on social media!

Twitter: twitter.com/kbvrID

facebook: www.facebook.com/InspirationDissemination/

Blog: blogs.oregonstate.edu/inspiration/

Radio Station: www.orangemedianetwork.com/kbvr_fm

Host University: oregonstate.edu

This show was founded in 2012 by Joey Hulbert and Zhian Kamvar. It has been made possible by all the current and former hosts of the show, Orange Media Network, the KBVR-FM students and staff, and of course the amazing graduate students at Oregon State University.

    Cedric Hagen Libraries of possibilities: Algorithimic identification of possible fossil chronologies

    Cedric Hagen Libraries of possibilities: Algorithimic identification of possible fossil chronologies

    Cedric Hagen is a PhD candidate in the College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences who uses numerical algorithms to puzzle out the timeline of 500 million year old fossils from around the world. In this episode, Daniel chats with Cedric about his work, about the Cambrian era, and about how algorithms from totally different areas of study can be helpful for earth science.

    Please find us on social media!

    Twitter: twitter.com/kbvrID

    facebook: www.facebook.com/InspirationDissemination/

    Blog: blogs.oregonstate.edu/inspiration/

    Radio Station: www.orangemedianetwork.com/kbvr_fm

    Host University: oregonstate.edu

    This show was founded in 2012 by Joey Hulbert and Zhian Kamvar. It has been made possible by all the current and former hosts of the show, Orange Media Network, the KBVR-FM students and staff, and of course the amazing graduate students at Oregon State University.

    • 35 min
    Megan Condisine Rethinking oyster reef restoration and coastal community resilience: The use of biomimicry and outreach to offset the growing risk of invasive species

    Megan Condisine Rethinking oyster reef restoration and coastal community resilience: The use of biomimicry and outreach to offset the growing risk of invasive species

    Megan is a first-year Marine Resource Management Masters student who is working on a project to map the distribution of an invasive mud worm (Polydora websteri) that infects native shellfish such as the commercially grown Pacific oyster (Crassostrea gigas) and wild populations of Olympia oysters (Ostrea lurida). Working with ODFW, Megan visits shellfish farms located in estuaries along the Oregon coast and picks up oysters which are inspected for worms. If found, samples are then sent to a lab in Washington for genetic analysis to confirm infestation. Megan says that farmers may not even know their oysters are infected and she hopes to expand her work beyond just ecological sampling to outreach and mitigating an emergent problem. Megan’s passion for education goes far beyond aquaculture. In this episode, learn more about Megan’s research and outreach goals beyond her graduate work including oyster restoration at Yaquina Head. Hosted by Daniel Watkins and Chelsea Behymer.

    Please find us on social media!

    Twitter: twitter.com/kbvrID

    facebook: www.facebook.com/InspirationDissemination/

    Blog: blogs.oregonstate.edu/inspiration/

    Radio Station: www.orangemedianetwork.com/kbvr_fm

    Host University: oregonstate.edu

    This show was founded in 2012 by Joey Hulbert and Zhian Kamvar. It has been made possible by all the current and former hosts of the show, Orange Media Network, the KBVR-FM students and staff, and of course the amazing graduate students at Oregon State University.

    • 26 min
    Joaquin Rodriguez Special Series Covid-19: Finding Clarity and Calm During a Global Pandemic

    Joaquin Rodriguez Special Series Covid-19: Finding Clarity and Calm During a Global Pandemic

    Amidst the challenges of a global pandemic, the Inspiration Dissemination podcast will strive to be an avenue of human connection and inspiration during a more isolated time. This week, we sit down with Joaquin Rodriquez for the first podcast of a special series covering the COVID-19 outbreak and its impact on the research and lives of our OSU community. Joaquin is a student from Lima, Peru and studies viruses as an undergraduate researcher in the Barbar lab at OSU.

    Please find us on social media!

    Twitter: twitter.com/kbvrID

    facebook: www.facebook.com/InspirationDissemination/

    Blog: blogs.oregonstate.edu/inspiration/

    Radio Station: www.orangemedianetwork.com/kbvr_fm

    Host University: oregonstate.edu

    This show was founded in 2012 by Joey Hulbert and Zhian Kamvar. It has been made possible by all the current and former hosts of the show, Orange Media Network, the KBVR-FM students and staff, and of course the amazing graduate students at Oregon State University.

    • 1 hr 35 min
    Grad Inspire 2020

    Grad Inspire 2020

    Trigger warning: some topics discussed include homelessness and brief mention of abuse. Grad Inspire is a special event months in the making, where six Oregon State University graduate students share their personal stories of failure, perseverance, and triumph through life. This episode was originally recorded on March 2nd 2020 in the Memorial Union Ballroom hosted by the Graduate School with donations from Block 15 making the event a huge success. Every Inspiration Dissemination host helped mentor presenters for this event. Presenter order: Ashley Ellenson, Winston Kennedy, Meredith Jacobson, Shauna Otto, Samuel Burns, and Barbara Spiecker. We are deeply grateful to the presenters who were incredibly brave to showcase their stories for all of use to learn from. We hope you join us next year!

    Please find us on social media!

    Twitter: twitter.com/kbvrID

    facebook: www.facebook.com/InspirationDissemination/

    Blog: blogs.oregonstate.edu/inspiration/

    Radio Station: www.orangemedianetwork.com/kbvr_fm

    Host University: oregonstate.edu

    This show was founded in 2012 by Joey Hulbert and Zhian Kamvar. It has been made possible by all the current and former hosts of the show, Orange Media Network, the KBVR-FM students and staff, and of course the amazing graduate students at Oregon State University.

    • 39 min
    Winni Wang A Blade of Seagrass is a Powerful Thing

    Winni Wang A Blade of Seagrass is a Powerful Thing

    Even though seagrasses occupy less than 0.2 percent of the world’s oceans, they account for more than 10 percent of all carbon trapped in the sea. In a world and time where we are producing more carbon than we should be and can manage, making sure that seagrasses are healthy and abundant is extremely pertinent. Winni Wang is one such seagrass scientist working to understand the biology of seagrasses and what threatens them.

    Please find us on social media!

    Twitter: twitter.com/kbvrID

    facebook: www.facebook.com/InspirationDissemination/

    Blog: blogs.oregonstate.edu/inspiration/

    Radio Station: www.orangemedianetwork.com/kbvr_fm

    Host University: oregonstate.edu

    This show was founded in 2012 by Joey Hulbert and Zhian Kamvar. It has been made possible by all the current and former hosts of the show, Orange Media Network, the KBVR-FM students and staff, and of course the amazing graduate students at Oregon State University.

    • 41 min
    Claire Couch Finding a place in policy: where do the scientists fit in?

    Claire Couch Finding a place in policy: where do the scientists fit in?

    Somewhere, in a local government meeting, an idea is proposed, a policy brief is written, some voting occurs, paperwork is pushed around, money is allocated, and a new highway is built.
    In the same region, some bighorn sheep are off trekking in search of their favorite grasses to eat. They come upon a road they can’t cross that wasn’t there before. The sheep stay put and eat the same old grass they were already eating. When policymakers decided to build this road, it’s unclear whether they considered the consequences of this type of habitat fragmentation on the tiny ecosystems of bacteria that live inside of each bighorn sheep. More importantly, whether they knew their decision might lead to unforeseen consequences for bighorn population health.
    We take for granted how intertwined policy and science really are.
    Claire Couch is a 5th year PhD candidate in the department of Integrative Biology, studying wildlife disease ecology, but she’s also the president of a new Science and Policy Club at Oregon State University. Claire wants to help scientists make their work relevant, but she hasn’t been doing it all alone. There are currently a few other club officers, and as Claire writes her dissertation, she’s looking to pass on club leadership. In the future, she hopes to see the club become more engaged with the non-OSU community members around us, host bigger events in collaboration with other groups on campus, and start up a mentoring program in which club members would be mentored by policy professionals. Listen now to learn more about this policy club and Claire’s research. Hosted by Heather Forsythe and Chelsea Behymer.

    Please find us on social media!

    Twitter: twitter.com/kbvrID

    facebook: www.facebook.com/InspirationDissemination/

    Blog: blogs.oregonstate.edu/inspiration/

    Radio Station: www.orangemedianetwork.com/kbvr_fm

    Host University: oregonstate.edu

    This show was founded in 2012 by Joey Hulbert and Zhian Kamvar. It has been made possible by all the current and former hosts of the show, Orange Media Network, the KBVR-FM students and staff, and of course the amazing graduate students at Oregon State University.

    • 23 min

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Stories about science & diverse pathways

The show always presents a wide breadth of science topics in an easy to digest way appropriate for all ages. Some topics include coral bleaching, computer algorithms in machine learning, melting icebergs, public perception of policies, etc.. They describe the inspiration behind students’ motivation for a higher education; often it’s a childhood teacher or an empowering mentor that helps spark the desire to work towards higher education. At the end of the show the hosts ask for advice which is always helpful to hear from a variety of perspectives. They close on a song which never fails to disappoint!

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