Women in Science

Women in Science – Ruby Payne-Scott – with guest Dr. Miller Goss

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https://media.blubrry.com/podcasts_sparkdialog/p/api.spreaker.com/download/episode/12776648/women_in_science_ruby_payne_scott_with_guest_dr_miller_goss.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Android | RSS Within the last century, things have changed significantly for women in science.  At the beginning of the 20th century, women rarely were educated in science, and seldom became professional scientists.  Yet there were a few brilliant women who rose to the top.  Today […]

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Teaching Science with Animals and Travel – with guest Dr. Meenakshi Prabhune

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Science is all around us, but sometimes, it is easy to be intimidated by the formulas, math, and terminology.  That’s why today’s guest, Dr. Meenakshi Prabhune (or Minu for short), goes about teaching science using things we see in everyday life and things we can relate to – namely, animals.  Growing up in India, she had […]

autism therapy

Autism Therapy and Zen – with guest Anlor Davin

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ethics of Augmented Reality

The Ethics of Augmented Reality and Our Future – with guest Liv Erickson

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Augmented Reality has many exciting applications.  You can play games such as Pokémon Go, use AR to rearrange the furniture in your living room, or even get a glimpse of how you would look in a new hairstyle.  But when considering these possibilities, it is also important to consider privacy issues and the ethics of Augmented Reality.  How will companies […]

sustainability

Sustainability – The Bigger Picture – with guest Dr. Oliver Putz

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When you think of protecting our planet, what comes to mind?  Making a better world for your children?  Cleaning up your neighborhood?  Often, we think of that which we see around us – our communities, our lives, and our loved ones.  There is nothing wrong with that response.  But perhaps, when looking at sustainability, we […]

Trash and recycling

Robots That Eat Trash and the Entrepreneurs Who Build Them – with guest Jaidev Shah

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In many places of the world, trash management is a challenge.  And in countries such as India, Bangladesh, Cambodia, and Indonesia, trash piling up is quickly becoming a major environmental and health concern. This inspired the young entrepreneur Jaidev Shah to come up with a solution.  In his home country of India, there is little […]