Episode #64 • 20 Sep 2023
Systems thinking and the future of architecture with Evelyn Lee
Architecture has always struck me as a multidisciplinary field. It draws knowledge from all areas of STEMM into creating the spaces in which we live and work. But that's not always how this profession is perceived and this reflects in the way the industry has and needs to evolve. Evelyn Lee is Head of Workplace Strategy and Innovation at Slack Technologies, and Founder of Practice of Architecture. Join us as we speak about the Evelyn's journey through architecture and tech, the future of architecture, and systems thinking in physical and organisational environments.
Episode #63 • 22 Aug 2023
The interconnectedness of seemingly disparate things with Laura Langdon
It's not about the destination, it's about the journey. But for today's guest, it's about both. Laura Langdon is a developer advocate who has the pleasure of combining her explorations and experience in theatre, computer science, mathematics, education, and data science into a role that rolls all of that into one perfect package. Join us as we speak of about Laura's experience in education, and the beauty of the interconnectedness of seemingly disparate things.
Episode #62 • 06 Aug 2023
Bringing compassion back to technology with April Wensel
We could all do with a little bit more compassion in our lives, and April Wensel is making sure that we can bring it to our work as well. April Wensel is the founder of Compassionate Coding, helping companies and tech professionals communicate more and effectively so that we can be better at what we do better to each other and better to ourselves. Join us as we speak about April's journey through technology, finding purpose with compassionate coding, and putting the humanity back into technology.
Episode #61 • 21 Jul 2023
Geospatial analysis and making information beautiful with Helen McKenzie
Geographic information systems. There, I've lost a few of you already, but you're missing out because GIS is more than about where things are, but why they're there, and quite a few of those reasons are around why people do people things. Helen McKenzie is a cartographer, data visualiser, and geospatial advocate who is passionate about finding meaning in complex data and making information beautiful. We speak about Helen's love of maps and how we can use geospatial analysis to elegantly give us more meaning to the way we live in the world around us and keep our societies ticking away.
Episode #60 • 29 May 2023
Reinvention with humility & embracing innovation with Lan Tran
You have to pivot or reinvent yourself to stay relevant. This idea gets bandied about a lot these days but there are going to be times in your life and in business where it has to happen. Lan Tran is a powerhouse in sales and marketing is no stranger to this concept. She has seen the decline of the paper business directory with the advent of Google ads, the challenges of returning to work after raising a family, and the devastating impact of crypto on a local metaverse game studio. We speak about approaching reinvention with humility, and Lan's observations about innovation and entrepreneurship in tech and Western Australia.
Episode #58 • 01 May 2023
Science film-making and D&D with Shamini Bundell
Science communication comes in all mediums, from film-making to journalism, even Dungeons and Dragons, and Shamini Bundell does it all. Shamini is an award-winning filmmaker, a writer, and a journalist, working on the Nature YouTube channel, podcast, and magazine online. She is also one of the members of RPGeeks, combining Dungeons and Dragons with science. Join us as we speak about Shamini's journey through science and science media production, her introduction to Dungeons and Dragons, and applying her broad skillset to both science communication and creative arts.
Episode #57 • 15 Apr 2023
Branding for Connection and FemTech with Ari Krzyzek
Have you ever looked at a business beyond their visual branding and thought about who they are and what they stand for, and who the owners are and what they stand for? Branding is more than just an aesthetic. It's about connection. Join us as we speak with Ari Krzyzek, CEO and Head of Strategy of Chykalophia about Ari's journey to creating her own brand agency, the potential of FemTech to change the narrative around women's health, and why knowing your 'why' can help you to succeed.
Episode #50 • 13 Nov 2022
Inquiry-based Learning and the Impact of Educators with Anna Ritzema
Anna Ritzema is a STEM educator, and a primary programs and STEM innovations manager in rural and regional Western Australia. Join us as we talk about inquiry based learning, and how we can guide students through their curiosity, and help them to succeed.
Episode #48 • 23 Sep 2022
Journeying through academia, industry, and entertainment with Dr Erin Macdonald
Dr Erin Macdonald is a astrophysicist, writer, producer, and science advisor. Erin is a one-woman STEM career panel and currently the science advisor for the Star Trek franchise. Join us as we talk about Erin's journey through academia, industry, and entertainment, learning to celebrate little wins, and Erin's love of teaching and sharing science to inspire the next generation.
Episode #43 • 18 May 2022
Sustainable Mental Health in the Workplace & Better Work with Dr Nicole Tschierske
Dr Nicole Tschierske is a Coach, Facilitator, and Change Manager who helps experts and teams in STEM do better work. Join us as we talk about Nicole's STEM journey, sustainable mental health in the workplace, and how we can do better work.
Episode #40 • 08 Mar 2022
Cultivating STEMM and Entrepreneurial Life Skills with Dr Jenine Beekhuyzen
Dr Jenine Beekhuyzen is a futurist, and Founder and CEO of Tech Girls Movement Foundation. She is also a champion of tech entrepreneurship, and an advocate for technological innovation and diversity in STEMM fields. Join us as we talk about Tech Girls Movement Foundation, cultivating an interest in STEMM, and teaching young girls life skills through entrepreneurship.
Episode #37 • 26 Dec 2021
Data in Context with Dr Audrey Lobo-Pulo
Dr Audrey Lobo-Pulo is a liminal technologist who is passionate about how technology may be designed for better government and societal outcomes, and how information evolves and flows within society. Join us as we talk about context and resilience, and how we approach living systems.
Episode #33 • 19 Sep 2021
Digital Commons and Public Policy with Pia Andrews
Pia Andrews is a serial public sector transformer and open government and open data specialist who uses her background in tech and policy to affect change in the public sector and create better outcomes for our global society. Join us as we talk about tech, public policy, and Pia's dream of an optimistic future.
Episode #30 • 08 Aug 2021
Learning sciences and science education with Dr Stephanie Ryan
Dr Stephanie Ryan is a children's book author, learning scientist, and educator who uses her skills and experience to develop educational content, and is passionate about creating better ways to learn science. Join us as we talk about learning sciences, education, and Stephanie's book Let's Learn about Chemistry.
Episode #20 • 08 Mar 2021
Data visualisation with Annette Hester
Annette Hester is an economist, policy strategist, and data and digital innovator who has worked with governments, think tanks, and other multilateral institutions. She heads TheHesterView where they use data visualisation to meaningfully interpret and communicate the wealth of data we have available to us in ways that can inform and advise strategic policy. Join us as we talk about how data visualisation can lead to a wiser and kinder world, and Annette's unique journey to data sciences.
Episode #12 • 18 Oct 2020
Publishing and Science Communication with Jasmine Fellows
Jasmine Fellows is Editor of Double Helix, CSIRO’s STEM magazine for young readers. Join us as we talk about Double Helix, her love of music, and CSIRO’s new book More Hands-On Science.
Episode #8 • 21 Aug 2020
Surgery & Operating With Respect with Assoc Prof Rhea Liang
Associate Professor Rhea Liang is a general surgeon with a specialisation in breast surgery, and also works in the area of surgical education. Join us as we talk about her journey as a surgeon, the Operating With Respect program, and her interest in manual crafts.