The STEMxm Podcast
About This Show
The STEMxm Podcast: Highlighting Women and Minorities in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.
The STEMxm podcast is a show about STEM careers. It is hosted by @MelTheEngineer. Most show episodes will feature a guest interview from a field of Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics and will cover topics such as how to get into that career field, what that path's education requirements are like, and the interviewees recommendations for being successful in that field or sector.
Learn more at www.STEMxm.com.
Most Recent Episode
STEMxm 16: Big Dreams and DiscoverE -- Leading Ladies to STEM
Show Notes for STEMxm Episode 16- Dream Big Film | DiscoverE | Bridges to Prosperity Who was on the episode: Avery Bang trained as a geo-technical engineer at the University of Colorado Boulder before joining Bridges to Prosperity where she now serves as Executive Director. Bridges to Prosperity is a non-profit organization that builds cable-stayed pedestrian bridges throughout the developing world. With design, program development and construction experience in nearly a dozen countries, she has more than doubled the size of the operation. When describing what she does, Avery asks people to imagine what it would have been like for them to get to their elementary school if the infrastructure they had—bridges, roads, etc—didn’t exist. She explains that she helps people in the developing world build projects that many people often take for granted. Menzer Pehlivan is a geotechnical engineer specializing in earthquake engineering. Named one of the “2016 New Faces of Engineering” by the American Society of Civil Engineers, Menzer was inspired to build more resilient communities and reduce the risk associated with earthquakes following the 1999 Kocaeli Earth- quake in Turkey,which she experienced as a young girl. She received her Ph.D. degree from the University of Texas at Austin in 2013 and has worked on numerous geotechnical and earthquake projects in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. She currently works as a geotechnical engineer on critical infrastructure projects at CH2M in Seattle. Thea Sahr is an award-winning producer of national education outreach initiatives and messaging campaigns for multimedia projects. She has over 25 years experience at such organizations as the Museum of Science (Boston), WGBH Educational Foundation, and am now at DiscoverE. She has been a successful team leader and creator of evergreen resources that teach science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) concepts. She focuses, in particular, on dispelling stereotypes abou