Episodes

Episode 44 – Dr. Corey Hall is a STEM Curriculum Developer. She spent the majority of her career as a middle school librarian where she brought technology to life for her students and as a science and math teacher. Dr. Hall has a BA in Middle Education, a MS in Educational Technology, a Master of Library & Information Sciences in emerging technology, and a PhD in Education/Technology Management.

Episode 43 – Gretel Zwick is an assistant project manager who works in underground utility locating. She has a bachelor’s degree in Construction Management with an emphasis in surveying. She is passionate about surveying and about letting people know about surveying and what they do.

Episode 42 – Dr. Verima Peirera has a PhD in Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology from Hinduja Hospital and Research Centre and is doing post doctoral research studying Plasmodium Falciparum, a parasite that causes malaria.

Episode 41 – Maria Luchsinger has both a master’s and bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering. For some time she was responsible of doing computer process simulations , but she also helped on the implementation of data analytics code to optimize production in chemical plants, while learning about the subject and doing some programming herself. Currently, she is focusing on that area sharpening her skills in data science and wants to also understand the relationship with process automation and control and the technical details to a successful deployment.

Episode 40 – Stephanie Espy is the Founder and CEO of MathSP, a STEM academic and test prep coaching company. MathSP is a STEM-focused academic and test prep coaching company based in Georgia and serving students and families nationwide. She is the author of STEM Gems, a book featuring 44 women in 44 different STEM fields with the goal of providing girls with role models to allow them to see themselves in STEM fields to close the gap with women in STEM. She has a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from MIT, a master’s degree in Chemical Engineering for University of California, Berkeley, and an MBA is Emory University. She is passionate about closing the gap in STEM.

Episode 39 – Thomas Waltower is the founder of Sisters -N- Technology, an organization that started in Minneapolis, Minnesota an after school program that focuses on coding and STEM for girls. Sisters-N-Technology’s mission is to engage young women in computer science and related IT fields. They are the only after school program in Minneapolis Public Schools that focuses on coding and STEM and are proud to be the 1st computer technology high school program in Minneapolis Public Schools. Sisters-n-Technology gives young women the technology skills they need to be successful in the classroom and beyond. Thomas Waltower is also an educator in the Minneapolis School District.

Episode 38 – Kelly Ireland is the founder and CEO of CBT, formerly CB Technologies. Her company focuses on providing premier customer service while simultaneously providing true work life balance and creating an environment that brings out the best in her team, both personally and professionally. She shares her experience and passions as a CEO in the technology industry.

Episode 37 – We all have a personal brand whether we consciously create one, or create one by default. Branding experts Chris O’Gorman and James Webster talk with former podcast guests Monika Murugesan & Toni Pankau about how they can develop or further their personal brand.

Episode 36 – Nancy Regan has a degree in Aerospace Engineering and founded The Force, a company focusing on Reliability Centered Maintenance. In addition to being an engineer and entrepreneur, she also holds six patents, is an author and a key note speaker.

Episode 35 – Katy Kolbeck is a retired electrical engineer. She spent 15 years of her career working as an electrical engineer at an engineering firm, and the last 15 years as the President and CEO of that same engineering firm. In retirement, she spends most of her time working with non-profit organizations addressing leadership and strategic issues, along with working on systems to provide clean drinking water for communities in rural Haiti.

Episode 34 – Judy LeStrange is a Mechanical Engineer with an MBA working in the energy industry. Judy began her engineering career in a non-traditional way and shares her journey working on an assembly line and then as a meter reader while she went to night school to become an engineer and then get her MBA.

Episode 33 – Dr. Amanda Schnell is a Rheumatologist who recently began practicing medicine. She has a bachelor’s degree in nutrition and exercise science. She went on to study internal medicine and then specialized in rheumatology.

Episode 32 – Sam Taylor is the author of “The Coding Workbook: Build a Website with HTML and CSS”, a book created to teach anyone how to build a website – without a computer. She has a Master’s degree in Curriculum Design and works as a technical curriculum developer.

Episode 31 – Shalini Aggrewal – is a PhD research scholar studying infectious diseases at the Indian Institute of Technology in Bombay. She has a bachelor’s degree in microbiology and a master’s degree in biotechnology

Episode 30 – Sanya Mathura – BS in Electrical & Computer Engineer with an MS in Engineering Asset Management. She is an author and entrepreneur and is the Managing Director of Strategic Reliability Solutions Ltd.

Episode 29 – Karen Flewharty – Electrical Engineer working in the utility industry as a Joint Use Manager. Karen shares her journey through what she calls her second career as an electrical engineer after going to school while working as a drafter.

Episode 28 – Emily McGavisk is an environmental and civil engineer working as a consultant in the utility industry. Emily has a passion for helping clients with their renewable energy strategies and grid modernization. 

Episode 27 – Anna Jackson – Aerospace Engineer & Physicist. Anna recently graduated with dual degrees and landed her dream job working with wind tunnels.

Episode 26 – StemSkills – Authentic Communications Workshop with Anthony Vincent Bova. Anthony works with 2 guests to identify a communication pain point and begins working with them on the podcast to eradicate it.

Episode 25 – Dr. Vivian Chan – Founder and CEO of Sparrho, a platform that democratizes science using augmented intelligence. Dr. Chan has a PhD in biochemistry, and degrees in biotech.

Episode 24 – Mimi Keshani – VP Operations at Hadean, at the intersection of science and technology

Episode 23 – Monika Murugesan – Product Manager, Electrical Engineer, Computer Engineer

Episode 22 – Katlyn Beck – Software Developer

Episode 21 – Nadya Bartol – Cybersecurity Executive

Episode 20 – Sara Whiteman – Neuroscientist

Episode 19 – Sandy Lerud – High School AP Calculus Teacher

Episode 18 – Toni Pankau – Civil Engineer, Transportation Industry

Episode 17 – Cassie Polman, Electrical Engineer – Substation Design, Engineering Management

Episode 16 – Dr. Lucy Dunne, Founder & Co-Director, Wearable Technology Lab, University of Minnesota

Episode 15 – Linda LaTourelle – Information Technology & IT Management

Episode 14 – Naadiya Moosajee – Civil Engineering, Entrepreneur, Global advocate for women engineers

Episode 13 – Abigail Fritschel – High School Graduate beginning her studies in Aerospace Engineering this fall

Episode 12 – Cristine Korowajczuk – Computer Engineering

Episode 11 – Vicki Coaty – Programs Director, High Tech Kids, Minnesota

Episode 10 – Alice Moy-Gonzalez – Electrical Engineer

Episode 9 – Beth Stone-Smith – Entomologist

Episode 8 – Taylor Ronnei – Electrical Engineer

Episode 7 – Tammy Schluender – Systems Analyst

Episode 6 – Sarah Livingston – Chemical Engineer

Episode 5 – Katherine Rasley – Electrical Engineer

Episode 4 – Liana Ault – Innovation Technologist

Episode 3 – Jackie Snyder – Science Teacher

Episode 2 – Tami Anderson – Electrical Engineer

Episode 1 – Kerry Livingston – Electrical Engineer

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