19 episodes

The Synapse Science Podcast is a science & society podcast that highlights the interdisciplinary and socioculturally diverse attributes of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. Hosted by Alexa Erdogan and joined by a multitude of guests from various fields of science.

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The Synapse Science Podcast is a science & society podcast that highlights the interdisciplinary and socioculturally diverse attributes of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. Hosted by Alexa Erdogan and joined by a multitude of guests from various fields of science.

    Botanists Are Real-Life Druids with Claire Hopkins

    Botanists Are Real-Life Druids with Claire Hopkins

    We chat with botanist and science educator, Claire Hopkins, about how she got started in botany and how that led her to starting Brilliant Botany, a science educational platform and YouTube channel. We also chat a little about being #QueerinSTEM and how that experience can vary from scientist to scientist. Show notes & transcripts can be found at synapsescience.com.

    • 46 min
    Everybody Has A Brain with Alie Caldwell

    Everybody Has A Brain with Alie Caldwell

    We chat with special guest, Alie Caldwell, about her fascination with the brain and the cells in it that give rise to her online nickname, Alie Astrocyte. We also chat about Neuro Transmissions (the educational YouTube channel she co-created and runs with her partner, Micah Psych) and why science education & communication are so important to her and other scientists. Show notes & transcripts can be found at http://synapsescience.com.

    • 44 min
    Per Aspera Ad Astra with Rose DF

    Per Aspera Ad Astra with Rose DF

    We're joined by science enthusiast and advocate, Rose DF (@_Astro_Nerd_), to chat about our passion for science and space, her struggles and experiences on her journey into STEM, and her science communication projects (like ChickTech). Show notes & transcripts can be found on our website at synapsescience.com.

    • 36 min
    Diving Into the Depths of SciComm with Melissa C. Marquez

    Diving Into the Depths of SciComm with Melissa C. Marquez

    We chat with special guest, Melissa Cristina Marquez, about her research with sharks and her dive into science communication, through the Fins United Initiative and the ConCienca Azul podcast. Show notes & transcripts can be found on our website at http://synapsescience.com.

    • 37 min
    Tackling Math Phobia with Saramoira Shields

    Tackling Math Phobia with Saramoira Shields

    Do you cringe at the very mention of mathematics? Have you ever thought you might not be "good enough" to do math or science? Special guest, Saramoira Shields, talks to us about how to tackle our math phobia & realize our own mathematical potential. Show notes & transcripts can be found at synapsescience.com.

    • 36 min
    How to Be a Gique with Danielle Olson and Ashli Polanco

    How to Be a Gique with Danielle Olson and Ashli Polanco

    We're joined by two of the founders of Gique, a non-profit educational organization that brings interdisciplinary opportunities to youths in the Boston area. Danielle Olson & Ashli Polanco share their journey of how their backgrounds & their shared passion for STEAM led to the start of Gique as we know it.

    Check out more at http://www.gique.me or @giqueme on Twitter! Show notes & details, as well as an accompanying transcript can be found on our website at http://www.synapsescience.com.

    • 38 min

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Great science podcast

Great interviews, and wonderful episodes on current trends and topics in science.

Erika Larsen ,

Science Made Accessible

Science is the one area of our society where complexity is both innate to the system and a barrier to those who are not already inside but wish to understand. This podcast helps remove those barriers and also highlights some of the interesting things happening in our brave new world. If you like science and want to know more about it, definitely subsribe to this podcast!

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A First Rate Science Podcast

I listen to many science podcasts. In fact, I produce one myself. Synapse Science hits the mark by being both an easy listen and always interesting. The topics are thoroughly researched and Alexa’s presentation is polished, yet natural.

I highly recommend this podcast.

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