Chemistry! Queerness! The Trials and Tribulations of Graduate School! MFQC spills the tea on it all. Join Bec and Geraldo each week as they interview LGBTQ+ chemists on their research interests and experiences with identity, challenges, and achievements in the chemistry field. You'll laugh. You'll cry. You'll learn all the ins and outs of queer culture. Follow us on twitter at @MFQCPod or send us an email at email@example.com
MFQC Check-In: 2nd Year of Grad School
This week on the show Bec and Geraldo reflect on the last year of graduate school and we've navigated their 2nd year in the middle of a pandemic! We chat about the ups and downs and EVERYTHING in between. Follow us on Twitter @MFQCPod. And remember that Black Lives Matter today and everyday.
Kat Magnone, Miami University
This week on the pod, we chatted with the lovely Kat Magnone (they/them), a graduate student in the Yezierski lab at Miami University where they work on chemistry education research. We talk about what Kat wishes people knew about chemistry education research, how to create inclusive classrooms, Kat's graduate school experience so far, and much more! You can follow Kat on Twitter @KatMagnone and us @MFQCPod. And remember, Black Lives Matter today and everyday. *Note: This episode was recorded in September of 2020.
Devin Swiner, Ohio State University
This week on the show Geraldo and Bec talk with the incredible Devin Swiner (she/her), a 5th year graduate student in the Badu-Tawaih research group at Ohio State University. Devin is wrapping up her PhD and beginning at Merck chemistry soon! We discuss how to be a good mentor, uplifting Black voices in the chemistry field, the many MANY accomplishments of Devin's career and so much more! You don't want to miss this one! If you want to support our show, head to the linktree in our twitter @MFQCPod to learn how to! Follow Devin on Twitter @Devin_Eleven. And remember, Black lives matter today and everyday. See y'all next time!
Samantha Mensah, University of California, Los Angeles
This week on the show, Geraldo and Bec talk with Samantha Mensah (she/her), a graduate student in the Weiss and Andrews labs at UCLA. We discuss her work with #BlackinChem as one of the co-founders and incoming president, as well as her passion for science policy and how she's celebrating Black History Month. You can follow Samantha on Twitter @blackinthelab and us @MFQCPod. See y'all next week!
Dr. Benny Chan, The College of New Jersey
We're back with season 2 of MFQC!! We're so glad to be back, we've missed y'all so much!
This week on the show Bec and Geraldo talk with Dr. Benny Chan (he/they), who currently serves as the Department Chair for the Chemistry Department at The College of New Jersey and was nominated as the NOGLSTP Educator of the Year in 2019. We talk about his current research, his role as department chair and what it means to redefine undergraduate STEM education within the lense of DEI. Remember, Black lives matter today and everyday. We'll see y'all next week! Follow Benny on Twitter @drbennyc and us @MFQCPod
Dr. Nick Chiappini, Princeton University
This week on the show Bec and Geraldo talk with Nick Chiappini (he/him), who received a PhD in Chemistry from Stanford University and is now a postdoctoral fellow in the Knowles lab at Princeton University. We talk about his current research in photochemistry, the need for more postdoctoral support, finding queer community and what makes for a good mentor. We hope that y'all are staying safe and healthy out there. And remember, Black lives matter today and everyday. We'll see y'all next week! Follow Nick on Twitter @NDChiappini and us @MFQCPod.