Episode 22: What is Industrial Distribution and the 7 trillion dollar industry?

Bimal Nepal, Associate Professor in the Industrial Distribution Program at Texas A&M University, joins Traci on today’s podcast to discuss the $7 trillion industry. Dr. Nepal’s research interests cover a wide range of topics in industrial distribution and manufacturing. Those include: inventory management, lean six-sigma, pricing optimization, supplier management, transportation optimization, production and operations analysis, […]

Episode 21: Winning grant proposals and tips on how to getting funded!

Mike Gallo, Director, Research Development of the University of California, Irvine joins Traci on today’s podcast. Mike’s role at UCI is strategic in nature and he helps principal investigators (PIs) vet proposals that are likely to get funded. Mike discusses how competitive the research field has become now with limited availability of funds combined with […]

Episode 19: Microbiology in today’s industry

Wendy Schluchter, Ph.D. Professor and Chair from the University of New Orleans joins Traci on today’s podcast. During this podcast you will hear how Mardi Gras is being celebrated during this unusual time we are all experiencing, how it was celebrated this year and how it relates to Wendy’s New Orleans background. Wendy had the […]

Episode 18: An urban school’s contribution to revitalization in today’s economy

Joining Traci for today’s podcast is  Dr. Shuvra Das, Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Detroit Mercy.  Traci and Dr. Das address the school’s contribution to urban development for innovation and partnership as an academic institution in an urban city.  The discussion highlights urban and industrial revitalization as it relates to Detroit and its own economy especially within the U.S. automotive industries. As part of […]

Episode 17: Equity in Evaluation: Native American Populations and other Underrepresented Groups

This podcast, with The Mark’s CEO Traci Shirachi and Evaluation Associate Leanne Tortez, explores evaluation through an equity framework. They discuss some of the challenges and best practices when evaluating Native American populations and other underrepresented groups. They also talk about how we can begin to face our own individual biases and the importance of having a […]

Episode 16: Remote learning for hands-on university chemistry students

Jack F. Eichler, UCR Distinguished Teaching Professor and Associate Professor of Teaching in Chemistry (LSOE) joins Traci on today’s podcast. Topics of discussion include the difference between a teaching professor and a research professor.  They also speak about the reason why tuition costs still need to be maintained at research universities despite virtual learning.  Jack emphasizes the impact of remote learning […]

Episode 15: What you need to know about the brain and our virtual work environments

Please join us for our next podcast featuring Chris Kello Interim Vice Provost and Graduate Dean at UC Merced and Mary Hegarty a Professor and Associate Dean at UC Santa Barbara. Chris has over 100 publications across a variety of fields and research communities, with a broad emphasis on interdisciplinary studies of human behavior. Mary’s […]

Episode 14: Staying informed using a digital data strategy and identifying key objectives

Traci and Isabelle discuss Isabelle’s collaborative approach to a strong digital strategy.  Particularly, the challenges and fears around data, framing the problem, and how to address solutions by listening to the story the data is telling. Isabelle is a strategic marketing leader with over 20 years of experience optimizing customer-centric digital transformation in healthcareand nonprofit management. As a […]

Episode 13: Mental health takes priority amidst pandemic: Bringing music therapy into the home

Traci talks with Roz Huang, CEO/Co-Founder of Athena Music & Wellness Therapy and CEO of Dandelion Global, and Angelo Molino, co-founder of Athena Music & Wellness Therapy and early-childhood music educator, about the mission behind their music and their new app, TuneWell. TuneWell provides clinically proven music therapy songs, videos, and exercises to improve mental […]