STEMculture Podcast is focused on improving the culture of STEM by taking on topics that affect graduate students, postdocs, early career researchers and more. We want to provide a platform to improve graduate school and STEM culture by demystifying the culture and highlighting stories of perseverance and persistence in STEM.
First Generation inSTEM with Miguel A. Lopez Perez
Join STEMculture in this conversation with Miguel A. Lopez Perez where we discuss his experience as a first generation, Mexican-American graduate student, imposter syndrome, and how he wants to change the dialogue about first-gen experience from “despite of” to “because of.”
On the Shoulders of PIs
S2E6, Back to School series: "On the Shoulders of PIs" - Join all the hosts (Brooke, Dani, Moncie, Will, Zach) in a discussion about how to create a good, positive relationship with your PI! Specifically, we discuss why mentorship and the PI/grad student relationship is important, how mentorship is a two way street, tips for how to develop that relationship, and what we might have done differently if we could go back in time.
Culture Replicate with Dr. Katie Wedemeyer-Strombel, Part 2
STEMculture Podcast want to improve the culture of STEM - it’s often known for being a place where toxicity can thrive, and we want to help change that! There are many amazing people out there in the world that are fighting this toxicity, and Dr. Katie R. Wedemeyer-Strombel is among them. She does this by sharing her own personal story, both the challenges she’s come across as well as the amazing successes. In this second part of this "Replicate" episode, which follows up on the first season's culture series. Dani, Will, and Brooke chat with Katie about her role as a graduate student advocate, about her experience studying both natural and social sciences, walking away from graduate school, and her positive experiences in graduate school.
How to Apply for Grad School, Part 2
Interested in applying for graduate school? Join us for part 2 where Dani, Will, and Brooke discuss grad school applications, what happens if you don't get into grad school, the campus visit, and final decisions!
How to Apply for Grad School, Part 1
Interested in applying for graduate school? Join us for part 1 of "How to Apply for Graduate School" where Dani, Will, and Brooke discuss how to choose the right university, program, and adviser for you!
The Path to STEM: High School to Grad School
S2E2, Back to School series: Success from high school to grad school. Join Will, Moncie, and Brooke in a conversation about which aspects of schooling, from high school through grad school, are the most important in your success in pursuing a career in STEM. In particular, we hope this episode is helpful for first-generation students!
Changing STEM culture one episode at a time!
This podcast gets a gold star for discussing diversity in STEM as well as the challenges in STEM that impact us all. With a cast who range broadly in age and experience, you will feel at home here. I highly recommend obsessively listening to every episode then creating action on your home campus to BE the change we need in STEM culture.
Good insight into grad school life.
I love the InSTEM episodes! In particular the one about disabilities in grad school.
Thank you for taking the time to put this all together. I found the writing episodes to be very helpful.