10 episodes

How many women in STEM can you name? Let me introduce you to an incredible 8. Every week, enter the life of one of these women as they share what they do, but more so the path--however bumpy--that brought them to where they are today.

STEMpod is hosted by Samantha Jones and edited and produced by Ruben Rodriguez. Podcast artwork was designed by Rachel Sibley.

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    • Life Sciences

How many women in STEM can you name? Let me introduce you to an incredible 8. Every week, enter the life of one of these women as they share what they do, but more so the path--however bumpy--that brought them to where they are today.

STEMpod is hosted by Samantha Jones and edited and produced by Ruben Rodriguez. Podcast artwork was designed by Rachel Sibley.

    The apple doesn't fall far... | Episode10 (Bonus episode)

    The apple doesn't fall far... | Episode10 (Bonus episode)

    We wanted to do something different to wrap up this first season, so in this final (bonus) episode I'm chatting with a very special guest who got me hooked on science at a really young age. 

    Although this is the end of season 1, we plan to do a second season and want to hear from you! Email us at WomenInSTEMpod@gmail.com. And, to stay up to date, follow us on Twitter @WomenInSTEMpod.

    We know how lucky we are to have such an incredible community. Thank you, thank you, thank you. 

    See you in 2020.

    • 24 min
    Braaaaaaains | Episode09

    Braaaaaaains | Episode09

    Meet neuroscientist, and stellar #scicommer, Catie Profaci, a PhD candidate in the Neurosciences program at the University of California, San Diego. Catie studies the blood-brain barrier, a border between your brain and things in your blood that could be toxic to it. Catie's trying to understand its importance in diseases like multiple sclerosis. 

    Check out stories of WiN: https://www.storiesofwin.org

    • 23 min
    Tech: not just flip flops and hoodies| Episode08

    Tech: not just flip flops and hoodies| Episode08

    Rakhi Voria is the Director of Global Digital Sales at IBM. We chat about her favorite tech creations, the less conventional way she got to where she is today, and the work she does to help women and less represented groups feel that they also belong in tech.

    To learn more about Rakhi, find her on Twitter at @rakhivoria.

    • 22 min
    Understanding female agency through...monkey poop? | Episode07

    Understanding female agency through...monkey poop? | Episode07

    Meet Laura Abondano, an anthropology PhD student at the University of Texas at Austin. Laura’s asking some very cool questions about female agency by studying mating behaviors in woolly monkeys. Although much of her thesis work entails picking up and analyzing monkey poop, it also means days spent in the rainforest observing these monkeys, leading to unexpected encounters with some pretty large forest creatures. 

    • 28 min
    Tunnels are cool, and other revelations | Episode06

    Tunnels are cool, and other revelations | Episode06

    Ellesse Lunde is an engineer based in Boston. She has a BS in structural engineering from Purdue and a Master’s in civil engineering and construction management from USC. We chat about Ellesse's career aspirations and the current work she does at a large multinational construction company, how her mom and growing up as a competitive swimmer inspired her to push herself academically, and what it was like transitioning from an all-girls high school into a male-dominated field. 

    • 24 min
    Once upon a time, you were a single cell | Episode05

    Once upon a time, you were a single cell | Episode05

    Dr. Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz is an embryologist based in the UK whose work in early mammal development is truly remarkable. She and her lab are asking questions about how we all started out as a single cell, and their findings have important implications for fertility research.

    Magdalena's book The Dance of Life: The New Science of How a Single Cell Becomes a Human Being, is available for pre-order now: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-dance-of-life-magdalena-zernicka-goetz/1130777524

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

oakskones ,

Shark Week and Croc

Who would think that a crocodile attack story would be the scariest part of a shark researcher's story? Very interesting people run this show and appear on it. Great job!

csj537 ,

Science for a non scientist!

Love the pod—it was informative to learn about a woman’s specific field in STEM that was not overly detailed for the non scientists among us to understand. The first and only interview out so far was great, it was a fun mix of personal and professional. Definitely check it out!

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SUDDENLY I WANT TO BE A SCIENTIST

THIS PODCAST HAS TRANSFORMED ME FROM A DENSE ROCK to SCIENCE FANATIC. Sam Jones or SJ as I refer to her lovingly in my head is empowering women and doing it beautifully with her angel radio voice. Plug in your air pods and listen up. Your Wednesday needs this.

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