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036 Native American Women and STEM, with Sandra K. Begay

STEM Southwest Podcast

Release Date: 11/05/2019

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

STEM Southwest Podcast

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

STEM Southwest Podcast

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

STEM Southwest Podcast

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

STEM Southwest Podcast

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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066 STEM in Flight, with Jill Meyers show art 066 STEM in Flight, with Jill Meyers

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Today's guest shares her journey flying high and the work that it took her to get there.  Jill Meyers has had a storied career in STEM with some amazing organizations, and we know you will be wanting more when we are done . . . because we did!  From stories about aviation, learning to fly at 17 years old, and facing the challenging world of STEM as a woman, she shares it all.  We even get to hear about her latest adventures with Virgin Galactic and the WAI Land of Enchantment Chapter as she mentors her way through an amazing career! Show Notes Jill Meyers has been in aviation...

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065 Law-st in Space, with Day Hochman-Vigil show art 065 Law-st in Space, with Day Hochman-Vigil

STEM Southwest Podcast

This week’s guest, a NM State Representative, takes a break from her duties serving the people of New Mexico to discuss important issues that matter to the region.  Her passion for flying led to a path in aviation law.  She is leading the way to establish New Mexico as a premiere place for space and flight. Listen in as Bob nerds out over law and politics in a conversation with Day Hochman-Vigil. Show Notes Day Hochman-Vigil is a native New Mexican, born and raised in Santa Fe, and is the only certified aviation and space attorney in the State of New Mexico.  She practices...

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064 Money and Risk, with Ann Shubert show art 064 Money and Risk, with Ann Shubert

STEM Southwest Podcast

Today’s interview is a follow-up with Financial expert, Ann Shubert.  It is our first podcast built to help with the money questions that you have.  Join us as we get beginner tips for those just starting out on their financial journey, as well as those for professionals with retirement nearing.  Great tips for STEM entrepreneurs and advice that you don’t have to be a math major to understand! Ann Shubert started her professional career planning to be an astrophysicist, receiving a BA in Physics from Princeton University and an MS in Astrophysics from the California...

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063 Kicking Off 2021, with Bob and Shelly show art 063 Kicking Off 2021, with Bob and Shelly

STEM Southwest Podcast

This week, we start off 2021 with a special peek into the lives of our hosts, Bob and Shelly.  They are no longer hiding behind the microphone because their podcast editor has convinced them to give listeners more.  So, now you cannot only listen to the podcast, but if you choose, you can watch the video recording on their YouTube channel!  Bob and Shelly are driven to be mentors and encourage young people to do hard things!  Join them today for this very special and personal episode as STEM Southwest kicks off its third year of sharing some of the most amazing STEM...

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062 The Dirty Little Secret, with Dr. Gary Selwyn show art 062 The Dirty Little Secret, with Dr. Gary Selwyn

STEM Southwest Podcast

Join Bob and Shelly this week and get the scoop on a dirty little science secret that the textile industry doesn't want you to know.  Our guest, Gary S. Selwyn, a retired Los Alamos National Laboratory chemist, shares his discoveries and innovations that have him learning a lot about the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval process as he works to share his life-saving innovation in the prevention of COVID19! Show Notes Be Greater Than Average Be Greater Than Average Gary S. Selwyn received his B.S. degree in chemistry from New York University, Albany, in 1974, and his Ph.D. degree...

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061 Connecting the Stars in NewSpace, with Casey Anglada DeRaad show art 061 Connecting the Stars in NewSpace, with Casey Anglada DeRaad

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Working to make New Mexico the first choice for the space industry today’s guest is investing her retirement years in this mission.  Breaking down walls and silos helps to create a rich ecosystem that will benefit the entire Southwest region and lead to a greater economic impact.  Space is more than a $350 billion industry.  It has increased tenfold over the last decade. and is anticipated to grow as much in the next decade, with more than 80% of the monies being private investment.  This is an opportunity that everyone needs to know about and what we will discuss on...

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Today’s guest, Sandra K Begay, is the daughter of a Navajo tribal leader and a public health nurse.  Director Begay has had an extensive career as an engineer with several national research laboratories.  She has been awarded for her work on tribal energy projects, and has mentored dozens of Native American interns.  Her experience, commitment, and passion for renewable energy run deep, and are now being harnessed to proliferate sustainable energy solutions for the City of Albuquerque.

 

Show Notes

Sandra K. Begay was born and raised in New Mexico, and is a member of the Navajo Nation.  Sandra received her Bachelors of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of New Mexico and then earned her Masters of Science in Structural Engineering from Stanford University.  Sandra recently became the Director of Environmental Health for the City of Albuquerque after having served for a number of years as an engineer with Sandia National Laboratories. 

STC.UNM Board Member - Sandra Begay (bio)

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City of Albuquerque - Environmental Health Department

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Book Recommendations:

An Inconvenient Truth: The Crisis of Global Warming, by Al Gore

 

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