Interviews practicing science, technology, engineering, and math professionals to help students ignite their passion in STEM
96: PHD Nanomedicine – Embedding messages into Nano Particles – Joy Wolfram
Joy Wolfram Earned her undergrad in Biology and a PHD in Nanomedicine. Joy’s mission is to use science to save lives. [1:25] Careers with undergrad or graduate degree in Biology could be a writer for scientific journals or magazines. You could also go get a law degree and work on patents in the Biological arena.…
95: PHD In Quantum Chemistry and Quantum Mechanics-From Professor to Sales-Eva Vankova
Eva Vankova earned a PHD in Quantum Mechanics and Quantum Chemistry. She worked as a professor, travelled to different areas of the world and then took a position in sale at Exxon Mobile [1:50] Eva goes into a little background about Quantum Chemistry – studying the smallest particles around us and they do not behave…
94: PHD Biomolecular Structure and Design – Wants to make the world a better place – David Beck
Dr. David Beck earned a PHD in Biomolecular Structure and Design and is the eScience Institute Director of Research and a Research Associate Professor in Chemical Engineering. Dr. Beck has been associated with eScience since 2009, formerly serving as the Director of Research for the Life Sciences. Beyond his biology and chemistry domain expertise, Dr.…
93: PHD Biomedical – Nano Technology For Medicine and Drug Delivery – Alessandro Grattoni
Alessandro Grattoni earned a PHD in Biomedical Engineering and a Masters in Mechanical Engineering and is a Professor and Chairman of the Department of Nanomedicine at Houston Methodist Research Institute: Houston Methodist Research Institute [0:00] Goes into what Nano-Particles is one of the fields of nano-technology – little engineered molecules; you are essentially engineering matter.…
92: PHD Chemical Engineering – Stretchable Electronics – Michael Dickey
Michael Dickey earned a PHD in Chemical Engineering for the University of Texas at Austin and is a professor at NC state and has experiences with Nano Fabrication, liquid metals and stretchable electronics: The Dickey Group at NC State [0:45] Little background of Michael – in high school he took a tour of a clean…
91: Aerospace Engineer – You will fail a test or class along the way – Erin Young
Erin Young earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Notre Dame and works as a flight controls engineer at Boom – Supersonic. [1:10] What are careers available for Aerospace Engineering? – 2 paths space or aviation. – Erin went the Aviation route while at first thinking she was going the space…
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This podcast is so cool it gives me goosebumps! I totally geek out on hearing about applying science towards a career, seeing where the rubber hits the road! Thank you Jeff Nigh for pulling back the curtain and giving us a glimps into this world. Great show!