Episode 020: Meet a Biomedical Engineer: Jordan Harrod



Meet Jordan Harrod, a biomedical engineer. Her work focuses on machine learning for neuroscience. In this episode we learn about her research and what it takes to become a biomedical engineer.  

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 Show Highlights (with time stamps)

  • 05:30 - 07:30    What work can teachers do to build a foundation for students' careers in research and engineering?
  • 09:00 - 12:30    What is BrainNet?
  • 13:00 - 15:50    Applications for Jordan's research on anesthesia 
  • 15:50 - 22:30    Biases in artificial intelligence + medical research
  • 26:45 - 30:00    Resources Jordan suggests for science teachers

  Show Quotes 

"I think definitely for research and engineering generally the best thing that anyone can do is focus on experience and experimental learning." [5:41-5:52]  Jordan Harrod

"It's harder to control and to change the standards of academia than I'd say it is for industry because that kind of public pressure isn't really there." [22:14 - 22:25]  Jordan Harrod 


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Jordan's Podcast Recommendations:

  • PhDrinking (on Apple Podcasts) (interviews with current grad students),
  • Got Science? (interviews with scientists),
  • Paper Boys (talking about recent papers),
  • Sawbones (medical history)

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