STEM Unplugged

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STEM Unplugged is a monthly podcast by SciTech Institute that connects partners from all over Arizona to dive deeper into the wealth of STEM innovations, initiatives, and resources in our home state. Hosted by our Chief Operating Officer Kelly Greene, the show aims to get our listeners plugged into diverse, thriving network of opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. 

April 2022 - Exploring Earth Day

In this special episode of STEM Unplugged, we are joined by Matthew Aruch, Director of Global Education at EARTHDAY.ORG. Learn all about Earth Day 2022’s theme “Invest in Our Planet”, the importance of community collaboration in education, and the many programs at EARTHDAY.ORG that go far beyond the day itself!

March 2022 - Exploring Water in Arizona

This month’s episode is all about the one thing that connects all life on earth – WATER! We’re joined by special guests from around Arizona representing some of the many ways we rely on water in our daily lives. Tune in to hear from: Paul Brierley, Executive Director of the Yuma Center of Excellence for Desert Agriculture; and Jayashri Sarkar and Somen Saha, Co-Owners of Achievers Legacy.

February 2022 - Exploring Sustainability in Arizona

In this episode of STEM Unplugged we learn all about how Arizona organizations are innovating, educating, and collaborating around sustainability, joined by special guests: Michele Caporali, MA, MS, Education Programs Manager at Arizona Sustainability Alliance; Melanie Baca, Project Manager at Center for the Future of Arizona; Charlene Saltz, Manager ESG Reporting & Data Analytics at Arizona Public Service (APS); and Dorie Morales, Publisher at Green Living magazine

January 2022 - Exploring STEM Hobbies

In this episode of STEM Unplugged we explore STEM Hobbies and learn about the sneaky STEM in our everyday lives with our special guests: Jim Knoll, Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association; Anne LeSenne, University of Arizona Cooperative Extension Arizona and Master Gardeners program; Stacey Akahoshi, Chandler Public Library Makerspace; and Michael Savarese, Southwest Maker Fest. 

December 2021 - Exploring Computer Science and IT

In celebration of #CSEdMonth, this episode of STEM Unplugged dives into all things Computer Science (CS) and Information Technology (IT) in Arizona. Join us to hear from our expert panelists Amanda Pulawski, Program Manager at American Express; Shilpa Dhopate, Engineering Director at American Express; Michael Wilson, Store Manager at GenTech Support; Serene Gallegos Suero, Engagement Manager at Tata Consultancy Services (TCS); Reginal Jackson, Infrastructure/DevOps Analyst at State Farm; and Jenna Esek, Education Specialist at Microsoft. 

STEM Unplugged is made possible by our partner Phoenix Business RadioX.

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