Her Stem Story



A weekly podcast about Extraordinary stories of real women in the STEM. Listen to know more about some amazing work women across the globe have been doing in the different STEM and STEM-related fields.


  • Episode 29: Adventures of STEAMTeam 5

    11/09/2018 Duration: 32min

    Links: https://www.linkedin.com/in/pamelametivier http://STEAMTeam5.com https://www.amazon.com/STEAMTEAM-Beginning-Softcover-Greg-Helmstetter/dp/0999318721   In this episode, we are talking to, Pamela Metivier, a partner at Monsoon Publishing and co-creator of STEAMTeam 5, a children's adventure book series aimed at empowering young girls for leadership roles in STEM/STEAM. The first book, STEAMTeam 5: The Beginning was released December 2018, after which she & her co-author were invited to the United Nations' Women and Girls in Science symposium this past February. Listen to this episode to learn about this amazing book & it's awesome author. 

  • Episode 28: The Squid Scientist

    29/08/2018 Duration: 33min

    Links: https://www.skypeascientist.com https://www.SarahMcAnulty.com Twitter: www.twitter.com/SarahMackAttack Patreon Page: https://www.patreon.com/SkypeAScientist Favorite Book:Kraken: The Curious, Exciting, and Slightly Disturbing Science of Squid   The only two times I think or hear about squids is either when I order a calamari or when I am on Twitter and see a post by our guest today.  Today we are talking to Sarah McAnulty, a squid biologist, currently pursuing PhD at the University of Connecticut, and the founder of the very popular science communication platform " Skype A Scientist". Sarah has almost 10,000 twitter followers and with her vision and hard work, "Skype a Scientist" has reached over 7000 classrooms around the world with 2500 scientists, reaching 40 countries and all 50 states in America. Listen to Sarah's fascinating STEM story.

  • Episode 27: The Space Scientist

    22/08/2018 Duration: 39min

    Links: Personal website Twitter: @harriet_brettle Planetary Society Space Generation Advisory Council When I say space scientist, some people might think of astronauts or rocket scientists, but our guest today is a scientist that studies the weather formations on Jupiter. Harriet  Brettle is a graduate student at the California Institute of Technology. She has a bachelors degree in mathematics from the University of Warwick and a post-graduate certificate in astrophysics. She is a fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society. Harriet has a multidisciplinary background and is passionate about her STEM outreach efforts. She has her own blog, has written articles for the Planetary Society, Astrobites and the Amateur Astronomy of NY. Listen to this episode to learn more about her interesting STEM Story!

  • Episode 26: The Super Cool Scientist

    15/08/2018 Duration: 25min

    The reason I started this podcast was to help girls see the diversity and awesomeness in STEM professions. Girls need to see super cool women in STEM from an early age and what better way to introduce them to real-life role models than a fabulous story and coloring book. Our guest today Sara MacSorley is the Founder + Lead Author at Super Cool Scientists, LLC, an organization working to promote inclusion in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Through story and coloring books spotlighting women in STEM careers, Sara is changing the narrative for what scientists actually look like and what their day-to-day work includes. Let's talk to Sara and find out more about her SUPER COOL STEM story. Links: Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/supercoolscientists/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/SuperCoolSci Amazon (reviews appreciated!) - http://a.co/feEzmAa

  • Episode 25: Innovating STEM Education With TechBridge Girls

    08/08/2018 Duration: 36min

    In this episode, we are talking to the CEO of Techbridge Girls Nikole Collins-Puri about the organization’s recent UL Innovative Education Award win. Techbridge Girls is the 2018 grand prize winner and the recipient of $100,000. Serving hundreds of girls across several states, the Techbridge Girls ChangeMakers program opens up the world of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to girls from low-income communities with hands-on environmental projects. Links: UL Innovative Education Awards TechBridge Girls

  • Episode 24: Changing The Future of Research

    01/08/2018 Duration: 28min

    Career transitions are tough especially when you are in research and a mom! Our guest today Adrianna Bankston has had her fair share of transitions. Some of them include career transition from the bench into policy, as well as her personal story of managing motherhood and a career in research. She advocates for junior scientists by working with "Future of Research". An organization that champions, engage and empower early career scientists with resources to help the scientific research endeavor. Listen now to this amazing STEM story. Links to connect with Adriana:   Future of Research   Personal Blog   Favorite book: https://www.amazon.com/Steve-Jobs-Walter-Isaacson/dp/1451648537

  • Episode 23: The Value of Liberal Arts in Tech

    25/07/2018 Duration: 39min

    Links:  *GetApp articles *Talk at Women Techmakers Montreal 2018 *Twitter profile In this episode, we are talking to Lauren Maffeo a Technology writer and a diversity & inclusion advocate. Lauren talks about her transition into the tech sector with a liberal arts background. She explains why she chose to earn a certificate in AI for Business Strategy from MIT Sloan. Aspects of how shame plays a role in diversity and inclusion in STEAM fields. Listen to Lauren's interesting STE"A"M story.   

  • Episode 22: Creating Change With ChickTech

    18/07/2018 Duration: 36min

    Link: -About ChickTech -ChickTech locations -ChickTech blog -ChickTech Twitter -ChickTech Facebook -ChickTech LinkedIn   In this episode, our guest was a teen mom and despite all the hardships ended up getting a computer engineering degree. She went on to get her MBA and in 2012 Janice Levenhagen-Seeley founded ChickTech. ChickTech is a non-profit that advocates for gender equality through high school workshops, training, and conferences. It aims at engaging women of all ages in the technology industry while working to create a better technology culture for all. Listen to Janice's story to learn more about her challenging and powerful STEM story. 

  • Episode 21: The Story of ReigningIt

    10/07/2018 Duration: 29min

    Just like us Saqi Mehta shares stories of women who are reigning it in STEM. After spending 5 years in Silicon Valley leading the University Recruiting team at Square, Saqi realized the disparity between women and men in STEM, which led her to Co-Found ReigningIt (https://medium.com/@ReigningIt). A website and community platform which brings awareness to women in STEM through the power of community and narrative. ReigningIt has created a strong community of almost 5000 women in STEM and has shared more than 500 stories of incredible women in STEM. Listen now to Saqi's amazing STEM story.    Links:  Twitter: https://twitter.com/callmesaqi? Website: https://reigningit.wixsite.com/reigningit Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ReigningIt/  

  • Episode 20: Leading Women Engineers

    25/06/2018 Duration: 31min

    Today we are talking to JonnaGerken, President of Society of Women Engineers (SWE) 2018 and Program Chief Manufacturing Engineering (PCME) team within the Core Manufacturing Engineering organization at Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corporation (UTC). Jonna is finishing her term for the FY 2018. In this episode, she shares great advice for women, mothers, and young girls around the world. Jonna has achieved amazing things in her life including a BS in industrial engineering and an MBA in technology development from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. SWE has almost 40,000 members organization serves over 400 sections & groups around the world to encourage more women to enter and stay in engineering fields. Listen now to Jonna's incredible STEM story. Links:   Main SWE website SWENext Program, including SWE Clubs research.swe.org- research page (https://research.swe.org/category/swe-research/and click on Culture Study for the one I referenced.    

  • Episode 19: She Knows Dinosaurs

    19/06/2018 Duration: 25min

    Links: Patreon Twitter  Instagram This episode is a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, & Mathematics) story of a fellow podcaster Sabrina Ricci, who hosts a podcast called "I Know Dino". Coming from a journalism & digital content background, Sabrina didn’t even think once before starting her podcast. She and her husband host this weekly show. They go to a lot of museums and conferences and get to meet amazing paleontologists, paleoartists, and other people who work with dinosaurs in some form. Sabrina is also the content program manager at Autodesk.” Let’s talk to Sabrina to learn more about her unique STEAM story.    

  • Episode 18: On Her Way To MARS

    11/06/2018 Duration: 34min

    Links: The Mars Generation Twitter  AskAbby TEDx Talk Netflix Documentary     Since 8th grade, Abigail Harrison has worked on multiple projects to learn more about interplanetary science. She is known as Astronaut Abby by her huge social media following and by students around the world who want to follow in her footsteps. From being a Freshman in Astrobiology & Russian to being the head of the Chief Executive Board of her non-profit "THE MARS GENERATION" Abby has achieved a great amount of experience and respect in the world of Science Communication &  STEM advocacy. With all this exceptional work and an internship at NASA, she is clearly on her way to the red planet MARS! Listen to this episode to the incredible visionary Abigail Harrison & learn about her outstanding STEM story!

  • Episode 17: The Musical STEM Story

    05/06/2018 Duration: 15min

    Links: https://www.facebook.com/sydney.danielle.351 https://twitter.com/s_flozia Sydney's TEDx Talk: https://youtu.be/RwF_hv5qfYE   Sydney's current research endeavors    https://biointerface.ece.ncsu.edu/sensus.html   Today we are talking to Sydney Floryanzia, a Chemical Engineering freshman at NC State University. Her journey is peculiar, as it did not begin with math or science, but with Sydney’s love for music. In sixth grade, Sydney was finding a way to solve one of the National Academy of Engineering’s fourteen Grand Challenges of the 21st century; Reverse Engineering the Brain. Sydney’s story has been featured in a magazine, in the news, a TEDx talk, and in a Super Bowl commercial. She continues to inspire young people to seek the intersections between seemingly unrelated subjects and to combine their passions to create beautiful new ideas. Listen to Sydney's Musical STEM Story.

  • Episode 16: The Chatty Scientist

    29/05/2018 Duration: 36min

    In this episode, we are talking to Kira Coley, Marine Biologist turned science writer and founder of “The Chatty Scientist” a science communication training and resource platform. It aims at breaking barriers in science communication by providing access to affordable interactive online training, and STEM events across UK. Kira also works as a lecturer in science communication and the senior editor for a marine science magazine ECO. Kira opens up about her struggle with dyslexia and how in spite of it she became a successful scientist & a science writer. Let’s Chat with the chatty scientist herself to know more about her interesting STEM story! Links: Kira Coley The Chatty Scientist  Twitter  Instagram The Girls In STEM Event  

  • Episode 15: Our STEMSupport Star

    22/05/2018 Duration: 29min

    Today we are talking to an American Zooarchaeologist, who moved halfway across the world to pursue her PhD in Archeology at the University of Bradford in UK. From switching from humanities to Science majors to dealing with mental health issues early on in her PhD Alex Fitzpatrick is an excellent example of how you can take your problems and make them into something wonderful, like she has done with her SciComm efforts, which include curating our #STEMSupport column, being a guest blogger at fem of stem blog, and running her own blog “Animal Archaeology” which has over 8 different writing series. Let’s talk to Alex about her unstoppable “STEM” story! Facebook www.facebook.com/animalarchaeology Twitter - www.twitter.com/ archaeologyfitzTwitter for Crastina

  • Episode 14: Her STEM-Spiring Story

    01/05/2018 Duration: 28min

    Today we are talking to a very "STEMSPIRING" young lady Laalitya Acharya, a current high school freshman whose goal is to girls to take up STEM all across the globe. Why? and How? were some of her favorite words growing up. Laalitya has identified the gap that young girls are faced with when trying to take up STEM, she wants to change how the next generation approaches these courses and make a difference! She was selected as a finalist for the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge 2017 and she creates educational STEM videos on YouTube. Listen to Laalitya's energetic and STEMSPRINING STEM Story. Links To Connect With Laalitya: Twitter: @laalityaacharya Youtube: Studying STEM  [caption id="attachment_884" align="alignleft" width="227"] STEM STAR Laalitya Aacharya[/caption]

  • Episode 13: Taking Women's Leadership To The Next Level

    24/04/2018 Duration: 30min

    Download Now In this episode, we are talking to an expert in women leadership development, Brigid Moynahan, the CEO of Next Level Leadership, INC., a training, and development organization based in NY. Brigid started the company in 1986 with a farsighted approach to create diverse leadership in fortune 500 companies. Over the last 25 years, she has created over 800corporate programs on mentoring, coaching, team building, diversity, and leadership. She has worked extensively with companies like JP Morgan & Chase, JOHNSON & JOHNSON & Rutgers to name a few. She utilizes a very innovative “ACTING FOR LEADERSHIP PROGRAM” to create compelling leadership presence.  Brigid knows everything there is to women’s leadership development and how you can achieve the most out of your career whether you work for big corporations or startups. Listen on to know more about how you can take your career to THE NEXT LEVEL! Brigid's Favorite Book: The Female Advantage Connect with Brigid's Leadership company by followi

  • Episode 12: This Mom Can Code

    16/04/2018 Duration: 34min

    Download Now In this episode, we are talking to a mom that wants to change the future of moms around the world. Coding is the universal language that we all should know. We aren’t very far from the day when everything will be automated in some way or another. Erica Peterson is a mother of two, entrepreneur, and TEDx speaker living in Pittsburgh, PA. She is the Founder & CEO of Moms Can: Code and was recently chosen as the 1st place winner of the 2017 Invest in Her Pitch competition. Within six months of launching, Moms can code, Erica is selected to pitch at the South by Southwest's Accelerator Pitch Event in Austin. She’s one of 50 finalists from around the country. She is very passionate about exposing women and children to STEM. Listen on to learn the struggles mom's face daily to start and run a successful business. Learn how being a mom doesn't change your opportunities to learn and contribute.   Listen to this incredible story of perseverance, creativity and sheer hard work which will make you belie

  • Episode 11: The Sparkling Gem of STEM

    19/02/2018 Duration: 31min

    In today's DiveIn Black History Month special episode we are talking to Stephanie Espy the author of "STEM GEMS” a powerful book that portrays 44 Women in STEM role models to give young girls and boys the very valuable gift of role models. She is the CEO of MathSP, the only STEM-focused academic coaching company in the state of Georgia. She was awarded the prestigious PORSCHE Driving force award, she was featured in Huffington Post and has a BS in chemical engineering from MIT, MS in chemical engineering from UC Berkeley and MBA from Emory University. Listen to Stephanie's amazing STEM story to find out how she plans to create more GEMS in STEM! Links: www.mydivein.com Web: www.STEMGemsBook.com LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/Stephanie Espy Facebook: www.facebook.com/STEMGemsBook Twitter: www.twitter.com/STEMGemsBook

  • Episode 10: Science Her Way

    13/02/2018 Duration: 19min

    In this 2nd episode of Black History Month Special, we are talking to Erica Wagner she’s joining us all the way from Colorado! She is an inspiring Teenpreneur who has established her YouTube channel “SCIENCE HER WAY" that focuses on Educational STEAM products, games, and projects. Erica loves to code and aspires to be a computer engineer and digital designer. She is young but has big dreams of changing the world for girls of color in STEM! Let’s talk to the teenpreneur, You tuber, and DREAMER, THE AMAZING ERICA WAGNER! Links: Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/scienceherway Twitter: @ScienceHerWay Website: www.scienceherway.com GoFundMe:  https://www.gofundme.com/yt-steam-channel-minority-girls.      

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