Episode 25: Unlocking Physics Beyond the Standard Model

Dongming Mei, Director, CUBED/Professor Physics at the University of South Dakota shares with Traci what the PIRE program is and his focus on nuclear research and dark matter as a multi-country collaboration. He further elaborates on the National Science Foundation’s interest in this research and how USD received a $4.35 million grant from NSF to […]

Episode 24: How Environment Can Tie to Culture

Steve Allison Associate Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology & Earth System Science and Courtney Hunt Academic Coordinator of UCI both join Traci on today’s podcast. With funding from the National Science Foundation, the Ridge 2 Reef graduate program tackles a wide range of ecological challenges for Orange County. Steve and Courtney discuss how environment ties […]

Episode 23: How to get involved in OC STEM

Leyla Riley is the Executive Director of the OC STEM Initiative, which is housed in the Henry Samueli School of Engineering at the University of California, Irvine. Leyla works to foster Orange County’s economic competitiveness and sustainability through promoting STEM competencies across the educational continuum through the creation of public-private partnerships between community stakeholders, including […]