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040 Tips for Entering the STEM Workforce Pipeline, with Skyler Nix

STEM Southwest Podcast

Release Date: 01/15/2020

088 Building a Successful STEM Business, with Ivy Slater show art 088 Building a Successful STEM Business, with Ivy Slater

STEM Southwest Podcast

Are you ready to lead, build, and scale your business?  This Is what our guest Ivy Slater of Slater Success asks others. In her podcast, Her Success Stories, Ivy highlights gutsy women in business and recently interviewed our co-host  and shaping the future of technology.  While Ivy is not from the Southwest, she brings a wealth of knowledge that everyone in the STEM Southwest audience needs to hear - how to effectively lead our businesses to make our communities even greater.  With all of that in mind, we welcome best-selling author, accomplished business owner, and...

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087 Growing Fintech at FinCon22, with Ryan Ruff and Jason Parker show art 087 Growing Fintech at FinCon22, with Ryan Ruff and Jason Parker

STEM Southwest Podcast

This week’s episode is a celebration of tech and finances!  Bob and Shelly attended FinCon22 and share with you two great interviews for their second annual report on Fintech.  Join them as they spend time with the host of the Fintech competition, Ryan Ruff of ASA, to hear the latest on the impact of technology on financial learning. They also interview Jason Parker with Retirement Budget Calculator, one of the competitors in this year's FinTech Competition and he walks through the powerful tool designed to help all people answer the question, When Can I Retire? Show Notes Ryan...

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086 STEM Squared, with H. Puentes show art 086 STEM Squared, with H. Puentes

STEM Southwest Podcast

Big apologies for our summer hiatus from posting new episodes....it's been a crazy, wonderful time for Bob and Shelly, but we are happy to be back at it and sharing a new episode with our amazing audience. H. Puentes is a kindred spirit and we can't think of a better way to dive back into STEM Southwest.  In addition to this amazing interview, we have some exciting interviews lined up for the Fall and can't wait to share them with you!  Thanks for joining us for this amazing interview, and please consider sharing this episode and inviting friends to join us and listen in to STEM...

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085 Regulating Cancer for the Cure, with Dr. Steve Worland show art 085 Regulating Cancer for the Cure, with Dr. Steve Worland

STEM Southwest Podcast

Today's episode will take a deep dive into the science of cancer, asking the hard questions and discussing how regulation may lead to a cure.  Our guest. Dr. Steve Worland, has a strong background in pharmaceuticals, research and molecular biology that led to a powerful discussion with Bob and Shelly. Show Notes Dr. Steve Worland has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of eFFECTOR Therapeutics and as a member of its Board of Directors since its inception in May 2012.  Previously, Dr. Worland served as Chief Executive Officer of Anadys Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a...

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084 The Economic Impact of STEM, with Alex Greenberg show art 084 The Economic Impact of STEM, with Alex Greenberg

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Today's guest brings a perspective on the economic development impact of STEM as the newly appointed Director of the Office of Science and Technology for the New Mexico Economic Development Department.  With a biomedical background, Alex Greenberg shares his unique perspective on the powerful impact that science is making on business and in the state.  He shares how the important collective partnership of government agency, private business, and education will continue to improve the trajectory of all things STEM in the state, and encourages listeners to reach out...

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083 Illuminating STEM, with Paul Pickard show art 083 Illuminating STEM, with Paul Pickard

STEM Southwest Podcast

Join Bob and Shelly today as they shine a light on the science of circadian rhythms and how guest, Dr. Paul Pickard, is using advances in technology to make life better for all of us.  Today, you can listen in as we get nerdy over all things lighting, and explore how innovation is being used by physicists, light scientists, and data scientists at Korrus and other companies to ensure that we all have a brighter future! Show Notes Paul Pickard is the Chief Technology Officer of Korrus, Inc, a Los Angeles-based startup dedicated to improving human health and wellbeing through the power of...

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082 New Mexico Innovation Triangle, with John Rizzo show art 082 New Mexico Innovation Triangle, with John Rizzo

STEM Southwest Podcast

Join Bob and Shelly as they interview John Rizzo, the CEO and co-founder of the New Mexico Innovation Triangle.  John is leveraging the power of innovation and tech for the common good.  John shares about some of his Silicon Valley experiences with Apple and Intel with the STEM Southwest listeners, and his current work with the New Mexico Innovation Triangle. Show Notes John is currently the CEO and co-founder of the New Mexico Innovation Triangle John Rizzo is an entrepreneurial transformation agent, focused on leveraging the power of innovation and technology for the common...

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081 Getting Girls Into Tech, with Dr. Shelly Gruenig show art 081 Getting Girls Into Tech, with Dr. Shelly Gruenig

STEM Southwest Podcast

How do we get Girls Into Tech and keep Girls Into Tech?  In today’s episode, Shelly shares her emotional STEM story and how her 6th grade science fair project boosted her desire to learn more science and tech. Shelly shares about her first Radio Shack computer that was purchased with money that she earned delivering newspapers.  She grew up in what we now call an underserved rural community with no mentors that could help to guide her pathway to tech, which impacted her access and her future career. She hopes to open doors of opportunity to girls in a way that no program has...

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080 Entrepreneurial Excellence through Perseverance, with Dr. Srinivas Mukkamala show art 080 Entrepreneurial Excellence through Perseverance, with Dr. Srinivas Mukkamala

STEM Southwest Podcast

What started with a class project led to an entrepreneurial journey and innovation in the informational technology company, RiskSense.  Today's guest, Dr. Srinivas Mukkamala, openly shares the challenges and victories of his amazing race.  In 2021, Ivanti acquired his company and he now serves as Senior Vice President of Security Products.  Sri impressed Shelly while openly sharing his journey during a keynote presentation at the New Mexico Technology Council Experience IT Conference in 2021.  There is a lot to unpack in this episode so let's get started! Show Notes Dr....

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079 Bootcamp Ingenuity, with Andrea Sisneros Wichman show art 079 Bootcamp Ingenuity, with Andrea Sisneros Wichman

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This week’s guest, Andrea Sisneros Wichman, helps us dive into the subject of training and how it influences the STEM workforce. The CNM Ingenuity program offers a wide range of immersive technology training in addition to Coding Bootcamps. In 8-12 weeks, you can learn, apply the knowledge through project-based learning, and then walk into a new career. These programs are popular nationwide, but CNM was one of the first to offer this type of training, and is now working with other colleges across the nation to innovate in this way. Show Notes Andrea Sisneros Wichman, Program Director with...

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In our first episode of 2020, you will hear from our guest, Skyler Nix, who shares his message on personal branding and what he learned during his recent STEM job search.  He will also share key points on talent acquisition and the importance of knowing what you want out of a job search.  We discuss tips to make solid connections on LinkedIn and other social media platforms that help #jobseekers create their personal brand in this new generation of searching for the perfect position and leveraging connections.

Show Notes

Skyler Nix was raised in Albuquerque, NM and graduated from Sandia High School.  He served in the U.S. Army as an Electronic Warfare Specialist (33 Whiskey) from 2002 – 2007 at stations in South Korea and Ft. Meade, MD.  After military service, Skyler has worked for multiple defense contracting firms in various disciplines including satellite communications, technical training, RF testing, SW engineering/sustainment, Agile product development, UNIX/Linux system administration, and space systems engineering.  He currently works for a top five defense firm in Albuquerque.  Skyler holds a BASc in Network Administration from the University of Arizona; Is the Young Professionals Affinity Group Chairperson in the IEEE(“Eye-Triple-E”) Albuquerque section; the IEEE Region 6 Government Affairs representative; and the IEEE Rising Stars conference chair for 2021.

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Book Recommendations:

Never Split the Difference: Negotiating as if your life depended upon it, by Chris Voss

Crushing It! How Great Entrepreneurs Build Their Business and Influence - and How You Can, Too, by Gary Vaynerchuk

Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action, by Simon Sinek

 

Contact:

Skyler Nix (Linkedin)