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STEMCAST with Dr. Reagan Flowers

The STEMcast Podcast is hosted by Dr. Reagan Flowers and is designed to inspire and advance STEM perspectives. Dr. Flowers interviews STEM + Art + Communications professionals from all walks of life and discusses the significance of C-STEM in their professional and personal life. You can expect a new episode each month with a complimentary newsletter.
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Apr 15, 2019

William 'Jack' Jackson is a senior consultant with SafeStart who helps companies on creating a safe working environment for employees. Jack’s career has included working in production, operations and safety at Johnson Controls for 19 years, followed by seeing Avanzar Interior Technologies through the safety phase of new construction. In addition to developing a safety program, he also developed a conditioning program to prepare team members to become industrial athletes.Coach Jack worked with two semi-professional football teams for 6 years and was named NAFL defensive coordinator of the year. Jack used his experience to develop a safety concept that teaches participants of his courses that “safety is always first.”

In this episode we discuss:

  • The four techniques to reduce critical errors.
  • Recognizing patterns that will allow us to be proactive versus reactive.
  • Creating a safe workplace culture starting with leadership.

For more information visit https://www.cstem.org.

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Apr 1, 2019

Alan Spreckley has worked for ABB since September 2003 and currently holds the position of Global Industry Segment Manager RMRO, for Food & Beverage and Consumer Packed Goods with responsibility for the sales and implementation of robotic automation within food, beverage and personal care application areas. Alan also has responsibility for the segment strategy ensuring that ABB remain in the forefront for robotic automation within these key industries. 

He is also a guest lecturer on robotics at a number of Universities, primarily the University of Manchester (UK) where he has lectured for the last 7 years.

In this episode we discuss:

  • The evolvement from the first robot in the food and beverage industry to modern technology.
  • Understanding how robots and humans can work in collaborative space. 
  • The process of developing a robotics system.

For more information visit https://www.cstem.org.

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Mar 18, 2019

Yolanda Vallier founded Interim Capital Lending Solutions to bring education, experience and resources to the business community. With over 10 years experience as a licensed Business banker, she has facilitated hundreds of commercial loans helping business owners across the country get access to working capital. Vallier is an experienced Realtor and FINRA Registered Agent with a wealth of knowledge in understanding the financial dynamics of acquiring commercial capital and assets.

In this episode we discuss:

  • Helping small business owners can find and qualify for loan programs.
  • Putting yourself in position for a capital injection and managing revenue.
  • Assisting small business owners during the loan process.

For more information visit https://www.cstem.org.

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Feb 19, 2019
Dr. Havasy has been a scientist, educator, and not-for-profit business executive for over 20 years. She received her Bachelor's Degrees in zoology and education from Connecticut College and Davis and Elkins College, and her Masters and Doctorate Degrees in biology and education from Teachers College, Columbia University. She was a science teacher, a district wide science coordinator, and a middle school principal.
 
She is a founder and President of The Center for Science Teaching and Learning (CSTL), a non-profit organization dedicated to engaging people in science learning. CSTL has done projects for NBC News, Department of Energy, Dow, National Science Foundation, and many more corporations and agencies. CSTL also administers the Clean Tech Competition, the only global, theme based STEM competition for secondary students.
 
In this episode we discuss:
  • The global impact of STEM among students.
  • Creating student innovation through the Clean Tech Competition.
  • The influence of Steven Spielberg's Jurassic Park that lead to an international tour. 

For more information visit https://www.cstl.org.

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Feb 4, 2019

Angela Barrow is the Manager of Corporate Emergency Preparedness and Response at Chevron. She has more than 20 years of Crisis and Emergency Management experience and currently has oversite of the Emergency Management Program and Regional Advisors, whose core responsibilities span the globe to support the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, Eurasia, Middle East and Africa regions, delivering support for Emergency Preparedness and Response, Crisis Management, and Business Continuity. She also serves on Chevron’s World-wide Emergency Response Team.

In this episode we discuss:

  • The importance of technical competencies on education and career development.
  • Tips on starting a career in crisis and emergency management.
  • The rise of women in crisis and emergency management.

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Dec 17, 2018
Maya Ajmera is the President and CEO of Society for Science & the Public (SSP) and Publisher of its award-winning magazine Science News and its family of media properties. Founded in 1921, SSP works to promote the understanding and appreciation of science, and the vital role it plays in human advancement. It is best known for its world-class science competitions including the Regeneron Science Talent Search, Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, and Broadcom MASTERS. Maya is an alumna of the Westinghouse Science Talent Search which now sponsored by Regeneron. 
 
In this episode we discuss:
  • The components needed for a successful organization.
  • Launching The Advocate program to encourage students to compete in science competitions.
  • Establishing organic collaborative partnerships.

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Nov 26, 2018
Eric Hammond is the Director of Government Relations at Universities Space Research Association (USRA). USRA's mission is to advance the space-and aeronautics-related sciences exploration through innovative research, technology, and education programs; promote space and aeronautics policy; and develop and operate premier facilities and programs by involving universities, governments, and the private sector for the benefit of humanity.
In this episode we discuss:
  • Going from college to working on Capitol Hill.
  • Working with 110 universities on government STEM based initiatives.
  • The significance of mentors and sponsors to further your career outlook.
 
LinkedInhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/hammonde
 

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Nov 12, 2018
Dr. Baxter D. Montgomery is a Board Certified Cardiologist with years of experience in the latest medical practices and nutritional health. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology at the University of Texas in Houston, a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology (FACC) and the founder and president of the Houston Cardiac Association (HCA).
 
Having seen many patients suffer the consequences of chronic heart disease, Dr. Montgomery founded the Montgomery Heart & Wellness Center in 2006 with the mission to reverse and prevent life-threatening illnesses. Located in Houston, Texas, The Montgomery Heart & Wellness Center is a state-of-the-art wellness facility complete with all the technology and resources to provide comprehensive medical and wellness care.
 
In this episode we discuss:
  • Becoming innovative in your food selection and creating a healthy living.
  • The difference between raw vegan and vegetarian.
  • The psychology of food selection.
 
Website: http://montgomeryheart.com
Oct 22, 2018

Laura Nelson is the Coordinator of Science Education for Portsmith Public Schools.

In this episode we discuss:

  • Laura's extensive career in STEM.
  • Obtaining a 5 million gift for STEM education.
  • Creating innovative outlets for elementary students. 

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Oct 1, 2018
Dr. Martina Ogbonna is a practicing Family Practitioner in Houston, TX. Dr. Ogbonna graduated from University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine and has been in practice for 12 years. She currently practices at The Methodist Academic Medicine Associates and is affiliated with Houston Methodist Hospital.

Dr. Letitia Franklin is an Anesthesiology Specialist in Houston, Texas. Letitia T. Franklin, MD is a practicing Anesthesiologist in Houston, TX. Dr. Franklin graduated from University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and has been in practice for 14 years.
 
In this episode we discuss:
  • How obesity drives 80% of medical issues. 
  • Understanding your body as a machine.
  • Creating time to eat healthy as a family.

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Sep 10, 2018

Juliana Texley holds a master’s in biology and chemistry, and a PhD in curriculum development/science education from Wayne State University, and has over thirty years of teaching experience. She is a graduate-level adjunct professor specializing in educational technology and assessment, science, and science teaching at Central Michigan University. Juliana has been a National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) member for thirty years, and served as president from 2014-2015.

Ruth M. Ruud has over thirty-five years of teaching experience ranging from early childhood to undergraduate studies. She has a master’s degree in education with additional coursework in all areas of science. A former Delta Education FOSS (Full Option Science System) consultant, Ruth currently works as an adjunct professor teaching physical geography courses at Cleveland State University. She served as president of the Pennsylvania Science Teachers Association and has chaired a number of committees of the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), is a member of the NSTA Recommends committee, and is the head reviewer for the NSTA Shell Science Lab Challenge.

In this episode we discuss:

  • The mission of National Science Teacher's Association (NSTA).
  • The significance of introducing STEM to children at an early age.
  • The process of co-authoring Teaching STEM Literacy.

AmazonTeaching STEM Literacy: A Constructivist Approach for Ages 3 to 8 with Juliana Texley and Ruth Ruud

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Aug 6, 2018

Dr. Watkins’ research presently encompasses the areas of critical infrastructure and network security. He is also developing expertise in the area of bio-inspired cyber security. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Georgia State University where he was advised by Raheem Beyah, three M.S. degrees in Biotechnology (Johns Hopkins University), Computer Science and Physics (Both from Clark Atlanta University), and a B.S. degree in Physics (Clark Atlanta University). 

Dr. Watkins is currently a Senior Professional Staff member at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL). Prior to joining APL, he worked for over 10 years in industry. He first worked at the Ford Motor Company and then later at AT&T where he held roles such as systems engineer, network engineer, product development manager, and product manager. 

In this episode we discuss:

  • First African-American to complete a Ph.D. in Computer Science at Georgia State University.
  • The importance of challenging students with rigorous coursework and supporting them through the process.
  • Making the leap into biotechnology and the correlation with cybersecurity.

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Jul 16, 2018
Dr. Marc Davidson has over 30 years of industry experience. He leads technology for Production Enhancement, Cementing and Multi-Chem units for Halliburton. Marc holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering from MIT.  
 
In this episode we discuss
  • Understanding the range and connectivity within STEM.
  • Identifying mentors and sponsors within the workplace.
  • How to transition from a contributor to a leader.

 

Jul 2, 2018

Myoshia Boykin-Anderson is the founder of AndTech Solutions LLC specializing in information technology consulting and training services for organizations of all sizes. 

In this episode we discuss:

  • Overcoming 63 no's and starting her business with $10
  • With 20 years of experience becoming a thought leader in her industry
  • Building and leveraging personal and business credit

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Jun 18, 2018

Damian Gilling, Ph.D is a scientist by trade and currently does medical device testing. Gilling is a five time published author regarding his work within microbiology and currently holds a patent.

In this episode we discuss:

  • The ability to utilize his English degree within STEM.
  • The significance of becoming a first author in academic publishing.
  • Understanding how the future of STEM is creating a wide range of career opportunities.

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Jun 4, 2018

Dr. Mokysha Benford, aka DrB!Real, has been an educator for the past eighteen years and has served at the elementary, middle school, high school, and collegiate levels.  She started out as a long-term substitute and worked her way up to becoming a building principal.  She is an educator, speaker, coach, and consultant who has traveled nationwide to build capacity in educators.  She is also the author of Any Given Monday: An Urban Educator’s Journey.  In this book she discusses lessons, relationships, leadership, and perspectives.  She calls for a paradigm shift and begs the question, “How can we do school differently?” DrB!Real is unrivaled in her passion for education and challenges the status quo through powerful communication.  She resides in Houston, TX, and is the proud mother of two sons, Thomas (19) and Shelton (14).

In this episode we discuss:

  • Advocating for herself at eleven years old
  • Overcoming obstacles during college
  • Using your gifts to live a fulfilled life and inspire others

Contact DrB!Real:

Websitewww.drb-real.com
Book: Any Given Monday: An Urban Educator's Journey
Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrB_Real
Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/drbreal
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/drbreal/
 
May 14, 2018
 

 

Denzil Ross, MBA, MHA Chief Operating Officer at HCA Metropolitan Methodist Hospital.

In this episode we discuss:

  • Strategically leveraging his computer science degree within the health industry.
  • Identifying key people for career growth.
  • Understanding the C-Suite within the healthcare industry.

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Apr 30, 2018

Danny Samuels, FAIA, is a Professor in Practice at the Rice School of Architecture, Director of the Rice Building Workshop (now Construct), and, since 1972, a founding Partner of Taft Architects. Since 1996, students of the Rice Building Workshop have designed and built various projects at Project Row Houses, including research and development in affordable housing.

In this episode we discuss:

  • The different aspects between architecture and engineering.
  • How important are communication skills in the work that you do?
  • How does STEM intersect with your work?

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Apr 13, 2018
Aquaponics, Hydroponics and Healthy Eating with Lynn Henson

Lynn Henson discovered aquaponics for health reasons and shares with us the benefits of aquaponics and hydroponics.       
 
In this episode we discuss:
  • The difference between aquaponics and hydroponics.
  • The relationship between fish and plants.
  • The significance of community gardens such as Urban Harvest.

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Apr 2, 2018

LaToya Bullard-Franklin is CEO of The Bulsard Group, LLC-a firm focused on partnering with clients to uncover value, create value, and deliver value in the pursuit of Operational Excellence. She believes her POWER Principles are the way to ensure success: “Persevere, Own, Win, Empower, and Respect.”

She has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Louisiana State University, a M.S. in Project Management from Boston University; and an experienced Master Black Belt Facilitator of Lean Six Sigma, Change Management, and Organizational Strategy Development. 

In her spare time, she instills excellence and provides scholarships to young students through her non-profit, the Girl POWER Network with Principles to ensure success: “Persevere, Own, Win, Empower, and Respect.”

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Mar 19, 2018

Dr. Reagan Flowers shares with us the vision of C-STEM and new changes in store for 2018.

  • The impact of Hurricane Harvey throughout Houston schools.
  • The importance of rebranding the organization.
  • C-STEM's influence on the community and national recognition. 

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Oct 17, 2017
Jessica Autrey is the Business Development Lead with AT&T Foundry For Connected Health. Jessica shares how she was able to combine her love of education, technology, and health into a successful career.
 
In this episode we discuss:
  • The joint venture between AT&T Foundry for Connected Health and the Texas Medical Center Innovation Institute in Houston. 
  • How AT&T helped start-up Aira with a Boston Marathon runner?
  • Jessica's advice on curiosity leading to career opportunities.

Sponsored by Halliburton.

For more information visit http://cstem.org.

 

 

Aug 7, 2017

Tonya Chatton Jordan is the Senior Counsel of Labor Employment at Conoco Phillips. Tonya's primary responsibility at ConocoPhillips is to advise the company's executive leadership, business unit managers/supervisors, and human resource professionals on labor and employment law matters.

In this episode we discuss:

  • How her career has evolved in 25 years with Conoco Phillips.
  • How organizations can overcome multigenerational challenges?
  • How to understand and apply your value in your organization?

For more episodes visit http://cstem.org

Jul 24, 2017

MarCia Ekworomadu is an executive project manager at an academic medical center. 

 
In this episode we discuss:
  • What is project management within a hospital setting?
  • The components of emotional intelligence.
  • Key aspects to networking and the mentor-mentee relationship.

For more episodes visit http://cstem.org.

Jul 10, 2017
Dr. Joye Carter is a board certified forensic pathologist and the first African-American to be appointed a Chief Medical Examiner in the history of the United States.
 
Dr. Carter has worked as the deputy Chief Medical Examiner of the Armed Forces Medical Examiner Department, Chief Medical Examiner of the District of Columbia, and Chief Medical Examiner of Harris County (Houston), Texas. Now she adds another first as the first African-American and female to be appointed as the Chief Forensic Pathologist to the Coroner of Indianapolis, Indiana.
In this episode we discuss:
  • Dr. Carter's journey as a forensic pathologist started at the age of 14. 
  • The importance of your role in the jury selection.  
  • The insight she has gained from traveling for work and pleasure.

For more information on Dr. Joye Carter's website.

For more STEMCAST episodes visit CSTEM.org.

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