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42 minutes | Jan 20, 2022
In this episode, we reflect upon on current and past career goals, and what we want to achieve in our professional lives for the new year. We hope you enjoy!
47 minutes | Dec 7, 2021
Special Topic: PFAS Contamination
In this episode, we discuss the Tennant vs DuPont case, as outlined by the book, Exposure by Rob Bilott, as it relates to PFAS contamination and evaluation by the EPA. This topic was also covered by the movie, Dark Waters (which we would highly recommend!)
36 minutes | Nov 23, 2021
Remarkable Women in STEM Part 3
In this episode, we discuss three remarkable women in STEM: their lives and their accomplishments. These three women are Florence Nightingale, Edith Clarke, and Lillian Gilbreth. We hope you enjoy!
30 minutes | Nov 9, 2021
Rita Colwell's Memoir: A Lab of One's Own
In this episode, we discuss Rita Colwell's life and accomplishments as outlined by her memoir, A Lab of One's Own: One Woman's Personal Journey Through Sexism in Science. We delve into her work as the first female NSF director, cholera research, the history of Title IX, and more.
52 minutes | Oct 26, 2021
The 1 Year Pod-aversary Episode!
Hi all! This episode marks 1 year since the launch of She's an Engineer. In this episode, we discuss behind the scenes: how we plan, record, and edit our podcasts, as well as reflect upon the past year: what we have learned since starting the podcast, and what plans we have for the future! This episode also marks the launch of our new music. We thank you all so much for supporting the podcast and hope you enjoy!
32 minutes | Oct 12, 2021
In this episode, we discuss the standards for professional attire in the workplace, and how to navigate dressing business professional, business casual, engineering casual, and for field work.
31 minutes | Sep 29, 2021
Building Your Professional Brand
In this episode, we discuss what it means to build and develop your own professional brand, and what you should and should not do during this process.
47 minutes | Sep 15, 2021
Starting a Business
In this episode, we interview one of Root's co-founders, Eric. He discusses how he started Root, gained funding, and eventually, sold the company this past year.
28 minutes | Aug 31, 2021
A Day in the Life as an Environmental Engineer: Shannon
In this episode, Shannon and Emma discuss Shannon's daily life as an environmental engineer, working for a consulting firm in Boise. This is our second episode of the series, "A Day in the Life".
34 minutes | Aug 18, 2021
A Day in the Life as a Medical Student: Emma
In this episode, Emma and Shannon discuss and go through Emma's daily routine as a medical student. This is the first episode of a series "A Day in the Life", where we follow various engineers and individuals in STEM, to see what a typical work day looks like for them.
43 minutes | Aug 3, 2021
Post-College Perspective on Engineering
In this episode, we discuss and compare our perspectives on engineering, engineering classes, and jobs now versus prior to college.
42 minutes | Jul 20, 2021
Starting New Experiences - A New Job and Med School
In this episode, we discuss how we feel, and what we have learned from starting new experiences/stages of life. In particular, Emma discusses her thoughts on starting medical school, and Shannon discusses her new job after finishing graduate school. We hope you enjoy!
44 minutes | Jul 7, 2021
In this episode, we discuss the different study abroad options, as well as our own study abroad experiences and what we learned from them!
32 minutes | Jun 23, 2021
Why are Less Women in Engineering? (Part 2)
In this episode, we do a follow up on our previous episode, "Why are Less Women in Engineering?".We discuss some more stats that we found, comparing the percentages in the U.S. versus in other countries, and discuss what companies and managers can do to keep women in engineering. References: https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpsyg.2015.01144/full https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/voices/countries-with-less-gender-equity-have-more-women-in-stem-huh/ https://engineering.purdue.edu/ENE/News/the-stem-paradox-why-are-muslimmajority-countries-producing-so-many-female-engineers https://spectrum.ieee.org/at-work/tech-careers/strategies-for-retaining-female-engineers https://hbr.org/2018/11/the-subtle-stressors-making-women-want-to-leave-engineering https://hbr.org/2018/06/what-managers-can-do-to-keep-women-in-engineering
27 minutes | Jun 8, 2021
Professional Communication Part 3: Professional Presentations
In this episode, Tiffany is back on as a guest host! Tiffany and Emma discuss tips they have for styling presentations, actually presenting the presentations (in-person or virtually), and how to practice. A great resource to use for presentation templates: https://www.slidescarnival.com/
30 minutes | May 25, 2021
Professional Communication Part 2: Networking
This is the second episode in our Professional Communication mini-series. In this episode, we discuss tips for networking, whether that be online, in-person, or through a professional networking site such as LinkedIn.
64 minutes | May 11, 2021
Professional Communication Part 1: Email, Phone Call, and Zoom Meeting Etiquette
This is the first episode in our Professional Communication mini-series. In this episode, we discuss tips for emailing, phone call etiquette, and presenting in Zoom meetings.
69 minutes | Apr 28, 2021
Managing Stress & Having a Healthy Work/Life Balance
In this episode, we have a very special guest host, Tiffany Smith. Tiffany and Emma discuss a wide variety of topics related to managing stress, knowing how to juggle work and life, and how to prepare for the transition from school to working full-time. Below are a couple of the resources we mentioned in this episode: https://www.theschooloflife.com/thebookoflife/category/work/?index https://80000hours.org/career-guide/ https://www.ted.com/podcasts/worklife https://www.wellsteps.com/blog/2020/01/02/manage-stress-at-work/
51 minutes | Apr 13, 2021
Let's Talk Implicit Biases
In this episode, we discuss implicit biases, microaggressions, discrimination, and how to combat these issues in daily life and in the workplace. We also hear from some of our friends about their own experiences dealing with these issues, and discuss our own experiences with microaggressions and discrimination. Sources discussed and used in the episode: Perception.Org: https://perception.org/research/implicit-bias/#:~:text=We%20have%20a%20bias%20when,them%20without%20our%20conscious%20knowledge. Harvard IAT: https://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/takeatest.html
59 minutes | Mar 30, 2021
In this episode, we discuss changing career paths, possible second careers for engineers, and the processes for doing so. We also interview Shannon's Aunt Donna, who made a career change from chemical engineering to becoming a high school chemistry teacher, the process she went through, and her reasons for doing so.
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