Episode 068: Meet Disease Ecologist Kaylee Arnold


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Disease ecologist Kaylee Arnold shares with us her research on kissing bugs, particularly how their gut bacteria and environments impact the transmission of Chagas disease. We also hear why learning through application and research has been so important to her, and how the #BlackandSTEM hashtag has helped her find a community of Black scientists.

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Show Highlights

  • 02:30 - 17:00    Introduction to Kaylee and all about her research
  • 17:00 - 18:00    How kissing bugs got their name 
  • 18:00 - 21:00    Science teaching methods that were and weren't helpful for Kaylee
  • 21:00 - 25:00    #BlackandSTEM
  • 25:00 - 29:00 ...
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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

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"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]  ...

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