*Women in STEM*
December 18 - 22, 2017
This week, we're featuring 5 podcast episodes on the theme *Women in STEM.* STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and math. Our curator for the week is Jon Menaster, who is also the host of the Read Learn Live podcast.
Each episode featured is meant to raise awareness for women in the STEM professions. You can find the email we sent with the podcast suggestions here.
Monday's episode is from the Polar Exposure podcast. It's called The Women's Euro-Arabian North Pole Expedition 2018, Episode 10: Team Dynamics. In it, the hosts, Felicity, Asma, and Natasha, all from different corners of the Euro-Asian world, chat about their upcoming journey. These ladies, along with a bunch of others, plan to ski across the North Pole. Obviously, this requires a lot of preparation, so the group meets in a different city every few months to bond and plan.
Tuesday's episode is from the Read Learn Live podcast. It's called Jill Tarter and The Search For Extraterrestrial Intelligence – Ep 26 with Sarah Scoles. In it, Jon Menaster, also our curator for the week, interviews Sarah Scoles, a Denver-based freelance science journalist and contributor at WIRED Science. Sarah is the author of Making Contact: Jill Tarter and the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence. Sarah's new book is part biography, part science/learning experience. In this episode, Jon and Sarah discuss SETI, the search for extraterrestrial intelligence, and Jill Tarter's contributions to the field.
You can find Sarah's book here.
Wednesday's episode is from the Superwomen in Science podcast. It's Episode 9: Learning Science with Dr. Dana Miller-Cotto. In it, hosts Cordon and Nicole, current grad students, talk about science education. They interview Dr. Dana Cotto, a learning scientist who works with math and science learning.
Thursday's episode is from the Femmes of STEM podcast. It's called Episode Nine: Planes, Motorcycles, & Automobiles. In it, host Michelle Barboza-Ramirez interviews aerospace engineer Stephanie Evans about the long-ago femme of STEM, Beatrice Shilling, an engineer from the U.K.
Friday's episode is from the Beyond the Microscope podcast. It's called Episode 40: Between a Rock and a Hard (Water) Place. In it, hosts Lindsay and Mumu chat with Dr. Megan Sebben, a project officer at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO). They talk about water shortages, climate change, and science communication.