Episode #65 • 13 Oct 2023
Creating opportunities for work-life choices with Dr Sirisha Kuchimanchi
What is your personal worth? From an internal perspective, it's about having confidence in your sense of self and your values. But let's expand on that. Your worth can also be viewed in the connections you have made in your personal or professional communities, be it the kids' soccer parent who knows a job you'd be great for, or the ex-coworker whose passion project is your passion, too. It's also of course your financial position and what you can do to change it. Because growth in all these areas gives you more space to grow as well. Join us as we speak with Sirisha Kuchimanchi, entrepreneur, speaker, and former engineering and manufacturing executive, about navigating her career through economic downturns, and how the different aspects of your personal worth give you more options.
Episode #56 • 04 Mar 2023
Biomedical to software engineering and paying our experiences forward through mentoring with Krithika Chandramouli
If you can't decide between two career paths, try exploring both. Krithika Chandramouli found biomedical engineering to be a sweet spot between health sciences and technology and was able to explore both pursuits before she found her way to software engineering. Join us as we speak about Krithika's path to software engineering, contributing back to the community through her work and mentorship, and going from a love-hate relationship with running to completing a half-marathon.
Episode #54 • 04 Jan 2023
Science Entrepreneurship and Turning Waste into Resources with Dr Kandis Leslie Gilliard-AbdulAziz
What can we do with CO2 and methane, or agricultural and plastic wastes? An awful lot. I speak with Dr Kandis Leslie Abdul-Aziz about teaching scientists to think like entrepreneurs, and how we can repurpose waste to create new resources and develop more effective alternatives to their fossil fuel-based equivalents.
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 #38 • 07 Feb 2022
Mechanical Engineering with Gabriella Martini
Gabriella Martini is a mechanical engineer and project manager, or as she terms it, a fixer, with a passion for mentoring and promoting a healthier STEM pipeline. Join us as we talk about mechanical engineering, mentorship, mental health, and aquascaping.
Episode #31 • 22 Aug 2021
Aerospace Engineering with Dr Marsha Tufft
Dr Marsha Tufft is a mechanical, aerospace, and materials engineer who has had a fascinating career with GE Aviation, and is now working on helping kids succeed in STEM through outreach and her middle school fiction books about a young girl named Putney and her STEM adventures. Join us as we talk about Marsha's engineering journey, Putney's World, and underwater hockey.
Episode #24 • 30 Apr 2021
Public Health Engineering with Dr Dani Barrington
Dr Dani Barrington is a Water, Sanitation, and Health Specialist with a focus on toileting behaviours, menstrual health and hygiene, incontinence, and water especially in low-middle income countries. She is also a co-founder of the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene or WASH Failures initiative encouraging WASH professionals to be more open and honest about when things don't work out in this sector. Join us as we talk about water and sanitation systems, WASH Failures, and pantomime.
Episode #21 • 21 Mar 2021
Technical Program Management with Megan Knox
Megan Knox is an early-in-career technical program manager with a degree in Computer Science and Engineering. She also founded a student organisation Code 4 Community whose objectives are to demonstrate humanitarian applications of computer science and provide outreach to local schools introducing kids to computer science and programming. Join us as we talk about technical program management and Code 4 Community.