STEMxm: The STEM Career Podcast
About This Show
The STEMxm Podcast: Highlighting Women and Minorities in the career fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).
The STEMxm podcast is a show about Science, Tech, Engineering & Math (STEM) careers. It is hosted by @MelTheEngineer. Most show episodes will feature a guest interview with a woman from a field of Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics and will cover topics such as how to get into that STEM 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 26: Paleo-Oceanography with Jennifer Walker
STEMxm Episode 26 - Paleo-Oceanography with Jennifer Walker This is the 4th episode in a series touching on climate change careers and research. Check out the others here: Episode 23 - Atmospheric Physics with Dr. Joanna Haigh Episode 24 - Theoretical Ecology with Dr. Emily Moberg Episode 25 - Ocean Corals and Climate Change with Dr. Jessica Carilli Envirothon - Environmental resources research competition for highschoolers Related Headline: Sea level rise in 20th century was fastest in 20,000 years, Rutgers-led study finds Rutgers Department website where Jennifer is completing a PhD Research concepts discussed with Jennifer on episode 26 Proxy - "In paleoclimatology, or the study of past climates, scientists use what is known as proxy data to reconstruct past climate conditions. These proxy data are preserved physical characteristics of the environment that can stand in for direct measurements. Paleoclimatologists gather proxy data from natural recorders of climate variability such as tree rings, ice cores, fossil pollen, ocean sediments, corals and historical data. By analyzing records taken from these and other proxy sources, scientists can extend our understanding of climate far beyond the instrumental record." Foraminifera are a species that are used as proxy indicators for scientists like Jennifer to study historic sea level changes. "Foraminifera (forams for short) are single-celled