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033 Collaboration and STEM, with ‘PT’ Money and Experience IT

STEM Southwest Podcast

Release Date: 09/22/2019

076 Bridging the Digital Divide for Tribes, with Catherine Nicolaou show art 076 Bridging the Digital Divide for Tribes, with Catherine Nicolaou

STEM Southwest Podcast

Today's guest is working to ensure that the gap in the digital divide for Indian tribes is closing!  Catherine Nicolaou and Sacred Wind Communications are leveraging all of the resources that they can reach and then some as they try to solve this daunting issue.  Hear from her today about how organizations are partnering to make a difference and bridge the gap and what we can all do to make a difference!  Nicolaou is an expert in state regulatory and marketing, a member of the New Mexico Technology Council, and a registered lobbyist. Show Notes Catherine Nicolaou is the...

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075 STEM Education Disrupted, with Dr. Rebecca Woodbury (Keller) show art 075 STEM Education Disrupted, with Dr. Rebecca Woodbury (Keller)

STEM Southwest Podcast

Today's guest, Dr. Rebecca Woodbury (Keller), is a scientist, chemist, educator, cyclist, and curriculum expert!  In this episode, she and Shelly have a great discussion on how to disrupt education and what needs to be done to provide a greater STEM experience for students.  Join them and consider what you can do to take action and help to infuse education with a love of learning! Show Notes For over 20 years. Dr. Rebecca Woodbury (Keller) has been exploring the ways students learn.  Starting out as a research scientist in the field of biophysical chemistry, she left...

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074 Mastering Space Logistics, with Jonathan Firth show art 074 Mastering Space Logistics, with Jonathan Firth

STEM Southwest Podcast

Please join us today as we have an interesting discussion with a repeat guest, Jonathan Firth, who is Chief Operating Officer at D-Orbit, an international New Space company with solutions covering the entire lifecycle of a space mission.  We first met Jonathan as the organizer of the Las Cruces Space Festival and met him again at a robotics competition while he was in the U.S. working with Virgin Galactic.  He was a long-standing member of the senior executive team that started up Virgin Galactic and we are blessed to call him a friend who has done a lot to support the STEM...

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073 Sparks Fly with Utility Merger and Zozobra, with Ray Sandoval show art 073 Sparks Fly with Utility Merger and Zozobra, with Ray Sandoval

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Join Shelly and her guest today, Ray Sandoval, Director of Corporate Communications and brand management at PNM Resources, talk about key issues including sustainability and environmental leadership.  Ray also shares his love of Old Man Gloom, Zozobra, and explains the technology involved in lighting a fire to burn away troubles! Show Notes Ray Sandoval is the Director of Corporate Communications and brand management at PNM Resources.  In this role, Ray directs the internal and external corporate communications strategy while leading key initiatives to benefit PNM customers and...

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072 Virgin, Space, and Elon Musk, with Jill Meyers show art 072 Virgin, Space, and Elon Musk, with Jill Meyers

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Today's guest is no stranger to the STEM Southwest podcast.  Jill Meyers was a previous guest on Episode 66, and we brought her back today to share her experience as a VIP at the Virgin Galactic launch from Spaceport America.  Jill recounts her thoughts as she watched firsthand the history of making spaceflight and her close brush with Elon Musk. Show Notes Jill Meyers has been in aviation her entire life since earning her private pilot's license at age 17.  She is an Aerospace Engineer, Air Force veteran, STEM advocate and mentor, professional speaker, and owner of Meyers...

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071 Fictional Futurists, with Andrew Proctor show art 071 Fictional Futurists, with Andrew Proctor

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This week’s guest is young and wise with thoughtful answers to questions we are all asking.  Join us as this STEM Rockstar shares his passion for leveling the playing field and building a place where kids can create and learn.  STEM Southwest interviews Andrew Proctor and reveals the power of youth. In addition, Bob and Shelly share their plans for attending the launch of Sir Richard Branson into space as Astronaut 001 launching from southern New Mexico's Spaceport America!  Join them on Facebook live or in person at the launch on July 11 at 7am! Show Notes   ...

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070 Growing Our Commitment to STEM, with Bob and Shelly show art 070 Growing Our Commitment to STEM, with Bob and Shelly

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In this episode, hosts Bob and Shelly dig deep and share their personal commitment to connecting the STEM dots.  Listeners will get behind the scenes commentary on life, profession, and as always, all things STEM.  Join our rockstar hosts as they recommit to you, their listeners! Show Notes     Be Greater Than Average Be Greater Than Average Be Greater Than Average Be Greater Than Average (Partnership between Be Greater Than Average and Electric Playhouse)   Contact: (505) 715-7732  

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069 The World of Drone Racing, with Shaun and Teng Ma Taylor show art 069 The World of Drone Racing, with Shaun and Teng Ma Taylor

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Shaun Taylor, aka Nytfury FPV, and his wife, Teng Ma, aka JuneBug FPV, are professional drone pilots that have accepted awards on both world and national podiums.  Shaun is a world champion, 2xnational champion and 2xXDC champion along with numerous other awards. Teng has earned the title as fastest female and is a member of the USA women's FPV team.  Recently, Shaun used his drone to help rescue a dog that was wedged in a crevice in the Sandia Mountain Foothills.  Their love of drone racing is only second to their love for one...

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068 The Future of Women in STEM, a New Mexico Technology Council panel discussion show art 068 The Future of Women in STEM, a New Mexico Technology Council panel discussion

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Join Shelly as she leads a panel discussion of Women in STEM on the important topic of getting our girls more involved in tech.  Hear the perspectives of this diverse panel during a session at Experience IT, an event sponsored by the New Mexico Technology Council, as these panelists cover important thoughts, experiences, and focus on understanding the power of mentoring for young women in technology.  From STEM educators to professionals, these ladies have a lively and important discussion about their own experiences, and how to make the workplace more welcoming for women.  In...

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067 Robots Taking Over the World, with Chris Ziomek show art 067 Robots Taking Over the World, with Chris Ziomek

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Robots are revolutionizing every industry and today’s guest shares how his company is ensuring co-bots are keeping people safe while completing important tasks.  Chris Ziomek and the team at Build With Robots are making a difference and leveraging the support of the community to make great things happen! Show Notes Chris Ziomek is a tech entrepreneur who has over 30 years of experience in high-tech industries.  Chris presently leads Build With Robots, an automation business developing the next generation of robotic tools.  Chris also serves as an adviser and investor in many...

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Show Notes

In today’s episode, Bob and Shelly share their experiences about two recent events, FinCon19 and ExperienceIT.

FinCon19, Where Money and Media Meet, was held in Washington, DC.  Attendees learned about new financial technologies as well as personal finances, and connected with others in order to plan future collaborations.  We’ll be sharing about some of those technologies in upcoming episodes. 

At Experience IT, Shelly connected with STEM leaders and learned more about Virgin Galactic’s recent move to Spaceport America in New Mexico.  Guest, Paige Prescott, and Shelly gave a presentation entitled, “The Future of Education,” about which they share with STEM Southwest listeners.

Many people in STEM are actively pursuing side hustles or gigs - they may be consulting, writing, speaking, YouTubing, or a variety of others.  STEM professionals have an opportunity to leverage their knowledge to benefit the world and make an impact.  

Personal Finance Conference - Financial Freedom Summit

Chris Browning, host of Popcorn Finance, and Plutus Podcast.

Documentary “Playing with FIRE

 

Bob shares his passion for writing, as well as his tips on financial technology.  Two of his favorite financial apps that he recommends are: 

Bumped

Acorns

 

We understand that many times people need help in navigating their life and make career plans.  Check out Shelly’s curriculum at Life Launch Academy.

 

P.T or Philip Taylor, founder of a personal finance website PT Money which helps people build a second income, shares tips with listeners on getting started on their side hustles, including not trying to do it all alone.  Rather, P.T. recommends collaborating and studying with others, and staying focused on a growth mindset. 

STEM Southwest listeners can support P.T. by checking out the digital marketing conference, FinCon20, and the upcoming Financial Freedom Summit, schedule May 1-3, 2020 in St Louis, MO. 

P.T. also shares one of his favorite tech tools, LOOM, which is a Chrome extension with a free version that records screencast videos to aid in communication with team members.

 

Our next guest, Auri Vigil, is a returning STEM Southwest guest.  Auri works for New Mexico Tech Council, a local connector for technology that works hard to build collaboration.  Auri speaks about Experience IT and the Women in Technology Celebration. 

Experience IT was a one-day annual conference that attracted over 420 attendees and was packed full of great workshops!  Keynote speakers included three representatives from Virgin Galactic who shared with attendees the growing space technology taking place in New Mexico which includes commercial space flight that is expected to take place in the near future.

The Women In Technology Celebration is scheduled March 26, 2020, and is a celebration to honor women in STEM.  One can nominate a nominate a woman in technology here.

 

Our last guest for today’s episode is Paige Prescott, who was a Women In Technology Award Winner this year.  Paige has been working in Computer Science Education since 2007, and is currently the President of Computer Science Teacher’s Association.  In 2018, she also started a non-profit, Computer Science Alliance.  Paige shares information on important trends in Computer Science, including how we can make positive changes. 

Paige and Shelly speak about current data and the growing demand for the STEM career pipeline and how we might be able to address this in the workforce.  Paige shares about many policy issues that states need to consider in growing the workforce and preparing teachers to help their students in K-12 so that more students have access to computer programming.  She explains her Teacher Professional Development program that was designed to provide resources and knowledge to impact teachers and their students. This program is designed to build community, share resources, and collaborate in order to have a great impact on STEM throughout the region. 

Contact:

 

Philip Taylor

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Auri Vigil

[email protected]

 

Paige Prescott

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