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Episode 025: Meet a Clinical Psychologist: Sarah Victor

 

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Summary:

In this episode, we meet clinical psychologist, Sarah Victor. She explains what a clinical psychologist does, and how it differs from other types of psychologists and other mental health professionals like social workers & psychiatrists. Sarah describes her research on non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) and suicide. She is interested in identifying the between-persons factors that increase risk for these problems, as well as within-persons factors that contribute to short-term changes in self-harm risk in daily life.

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 Show Highlights

  • 02:00 - 05:30   Sarah's research on self-injury, suicide and adolescents
  • 07:00 - 12:00   How clinical psychologists differ from other mental health professionals
  • 12:00 - 15:30   Skills needed to be...
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Episode 024: Improving Photosynthesis with Dr. Steven Burgess

 

 

 

Summary:

Meet plant biologist, Dr. Steven Burgess. In this episode Dr. Burgess talks about his research in improving photosynthesis to increase crop yields. He also tells us about important skills needed to be a scientist which he believes are important skills for everyone. Are we teaching these skills in our NGSS classrooms? You’ll have to listen to find out!

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 Show Highlights

  • 02:30 - 08:25    Learn about Steven's work with the RIPE lab
  • 06:30 - 11:45    Computational modeling and genetic modification
  • 12:15 - 13:30    How does this impact global warming? 
  • 15:30 - 19:00    How Steven got involved with this research
  • 19:30 - 23:55    Chlorophyll and light absorption
  • 24:30 - 29:30    Skills Steven thinks students need to pursue careers in...
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Episode 012_When Protons Collide: Pawandeep Jandir

 

Summary:

Meet Pawandeep Jandir, a former particle physicist who worked at the Large Hadron Collider and is currently a data scientist.  In this episode, we discuss his work at the Large Hadron Collider, where he was working at the time of the 2012 discovery of the Higgs Boson! We look at the importance of science and physics in the world today and the ways in which students become and stay interested in it.

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Show Notes:

  • Introduction of Pawandeep Jandir, a particle physicist who worked at the Large Hadron Collider, and a description of the nature of the Large Hadron Collider.
  • The ways particles are controlled magnetically within the accelerator, and accelerated to 99.9999% the speed of light.
  • The nature of the data extracted from the collision experiments of the LHC; data from collisions with familiar results can be discarded
  • The nature of the...
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Episode 007_Meet a Marine Biologist: Melissa Marquez

 

Summary:

Host Margaret O´Sullivan sits down with guest Melissa Marquez. Melissa Marquez is a moving force in STEM. Currently completing her PhD on sharks and their relatives, she is an advocate for Latina scientists, ocean literacy, and science literacy. She has been featured on Shark Week, and she is currently hosting her own podcast, Conciencia Azul, and writing her first book series. Margaret and Melissa discuss why an inclusive STEM education is important.

 Show Notes:

  •  Introduction of Guest Melissa Marquez, Candidate for PhD
  • Why interview a scientist?
  • Clearing-up misconceptions about sharks, rays, and stingrays
    • 500 different species of sharks
  • Melissa strives to clear up the misconceptions of these predators
  • How sharks are considered gods in folklore
  • Fins United initiative 
  • Melissa founded Fins United to make a dent in creating educational resources about oceans
  • Fins United's goal is to promote ocean literacy
  • Conciencia Azul, a marine science...
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