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Fun with the Maryland STEM Festival

Meet Fascinating professionals and students involved with STEM in Maryland!

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Episode 484 -Kali Holder, Elizabeth Yoo, National Zoo, Veterinarian, Conservaion, Violin, Science Olympiad
This is episode 484 of the Fun with the Maryland STEM Festival Podcast The podcast where you meet adults and students doing interesting and fun STEM activities in the Maryland area. This episode features interviews with Kali Holder from the National Zoo, recorded on May 21st, and Elizabeth Yoo, recorded on May 14th. Kali discusses performing autopsies on animals at the National Zoo, her path to her current position, and working in the Conservation field without being a veterinarian. Elizabeth discusses her interest in becoming a STEM Festival Ambassador, her upcoming internship, participating in the Science Olympiad, and playing the violin.
39:35 5/22/24
Episode 483 Lt Governor Aruna Miller, STEM, Civil Engineering, The Matrix Noelle Horne, Florida A &M, Engineering, NSBE, Gray’s Anatomy
This is episode 483 of the Fun with the Maryland STEM Festival Podcast. The podcast where you meet adults and students doing interesting and fun STEM activities in Maryland. This Special episode features our Lt Governor Aruna Miller recorded on September 28th and Noelle Horne recorded on October 10th. LG Miller discusses her career as an Engineer, her decision to enter politics, her key issues, why she feels it is important to encourage students to pursue a STEM path and the Power of Yes. Noelle discusses her interest in STEM and her efforts in the Maryland National Society of Black Engineers Jr Chapter.
33:45 5/15/24
Episode 482-Mark Edelen Megan Yeager, Oceaneering , Additive Manufacturing, National STEM Festival, Robotics, Physics.
This is episode 482 of the Fun with the Maryland STEM Festival Podcast The podcast where you meet adults and students doing interesting and fun STEM activities in Maryland. This episode features interviews with Mark Edelen recorded on April 15th and Megan Yeagerz recorded on April 25th. Mark discusses his career as a Mechanical Engineer and teaching at Howard Community College. Megan discusses her National STEM Festival project, her robotics team, and figure skating. Thank you for listening to the Fun with
22:51 5/8/24
Episode 481 -Chenira Smith, Sara Sarfraz, IMET, Open House, Zookeeper, Coding, Posters, Biology, Medical School.
This is episode 481 of the Fun with the Maryland STEM Festival Podcast The podcast where you meet adults and students doing interesting and fun STEM activities in Maryland. This episode features interviews Chenira Smih from the Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology recorded on April 29th and Sara Sarfraz recorded on April 25th. Chenira discusses IMET’s Open House this Saturday from 1-4 and her educational and career path in the wildlife field. Sara discusses her interest in biology, coding as well as her internships
27:05 5/1/24
Episode 480 -Commander Dean Legidakes, Agneya Tharun, Aviation, Hurricane Hunting, Cybersecurity, National STEM Festival Solar Power
This is episode 480 of the Fun with the Maryland STEM Festival Podcast The podcast where you meet adults and students doing interesting and fun STEM activities in Maryland. This episode features interviews with Commander Dean Legidakes recorded on March 13h and Agneya Tharun recorded on April 16th. Commander Legidakes discusses his aviation career including flying into hurricanes. Agneya discusses his National STEM Festivavl experience and his interest in cybersecurity and STEM.
24:12 4/24/24
Episode 479-Conrad Laskowski, Elizabeth Onafuwa Roo3lab, mechanical engineering, medical devices, drones, National STEM Challenge, Eating Disorders, Programming
This is episode 479 of the Fun with the Maryland STEM Festival Podcast The podcast where you meet adults and students doing interesting and fun STEM activities in Maryland. This episode features interviews with Conrad Laskowski recorded on March 13h and April 6h and Elizabeth Onafuwa recorded on April 16th. Conrad discusses his path to and career as a Mechanical Engineer at Root3lab. Elizabeth discusses her Ap that addresses eating disorders, her experience at the National STEM Festival and her works as a Maryland STEM Festival Ambassador. You can find out information about this week’s Rockville Science Day at https://www.rockvillesciencecenter.org/rockville-science-day
32:14 4/17/24
Episode 478-Solar Eclipse Special Episode featuring Victor Sanchez, Christine Hirst Bernhardt, Erin Gambrill and Katie Gensler
This is episode 478 of the Fun with the Maryland STEM Festival Podcast This is a special podcast commemorating the Solar Eclipse of 2024. We have an interview with Victor Sanchez discussing his interest in Astronomy as well as his experience with Monday’s Eclipse. Christine Hirst Bernhardt, Erin Gambrill and Katie Gensler describe their Eclipses from Maryland, Ohio and Pennsylvania. These interviews were recorded on April 9 and 10th.
32:23 4/10/24
Episode 477 Christine Hirst Bernhardt, Albert Einstein Fellow, Astronomy, Solar Eclipse, Dune, Seinfeld, teaching, Johnny Li, Biomedicine, Squash, Clarinet
This is episode 477 of the Fun with the Maryland STEM Festival Podcast The podcast where you meet adults and students doing interesting and fun STEM activities in Maryland. We are preparing for the Solar Eclipse with interviews with Christine Hirst Bernhardt and Johnny Li, recorded on April 2nd Christine discusses her passion for teaching Astronomy, the upcoming Solar Eclipse, her experience as an Albert Einstein Fellow and having the cast of Seinfeld at her High School graduation. Johnny discusses starting the Biomedicine club at his school, playing squash and the clarinet.
33:13 4/3/24
Episode 476 Melissa Thompson, Albert Einstein Fellowship, US Navy, Teaching, Allyson Kido, Marine Biology, Ecology, IMET, softball.
This is episode 476 of the Fun with the Maryland STEM Festival Podcast The podcast where you meet adults and students doing interesting and fun STEM activities in Maryland. We conclude our celebration of Women’s History Month with interviews with Melissa Thompson recorded on March 26 and Allyson Kido, recorded on April10, 2023. Melissa discusses her experience as an Albert Einstein Fellow for the US Navy, her interest and path as a STEM teacher. Allyson discusses her research in marine biology.
34:41 3/27/24
Episode 475 Olayinka Odeniran, Midshipman Abigail Ward, Blockchain, Cybersecurity, US Naval Academy, Computer Science, Rhodes Scholar.
This is episode 475 of the Fun with the Maryland STEM Festival Podcast The podcast where you meet adults and students doing interesting and fun STEM activities in Maryland. We continue our celebration of Women’s History Month with interviews with Olayinka Odeniran recorded on March 12 and Midshipman Abigail Ward, recorded on March 15th. Olayinka discusses how block chain works and how she got into the field. Abigail discusses her time at the US Naval Academy and her interest in STEM.
33:18 3/20/24
Episode 474 Christina Krueger, Root3Labs, Mechanical Engineering, Medical Devices, Aditi Channashetti, Computer Science, JHU APL, NASA, Robotics
This is episode 474 of the Fun with the Maryland STEM Festival Podcast The podcast where you meet adults and students doing interesting and fun STEM activities in Maryland. This week we celebrate Women History Month with interviews with Christina Krueger on March 11 and Aditi Channashetti, recorded on March 12th. Christina discusses path to and career as a mechanical engineer at Root3Labs, her work in Ghana during her time with Engineers without Borders, mentoring the Baltimore Bolts robotics team and running marathons. Aditi discusses her interest in computer science, her efforts on the Spider Bits robotics team and her internship at JHU APL.
29:20 3/13/24
Episode 473 Jasmine Suarez, Helen Quill, Cybersecurity, 4H, Agriculture, Dance
This is episode 473 of the Fun with the Maryland STEM Festival Podcast The podcast where you meet adults and students doing interesting and fun STEM activities in Maryland. This week we celebrate Women History Month with interviews with Jasmine Suarez recorded on March 5 and Helen Quill recorded on March 4th. Jasmine discusses her passion for Cybersecurity, her path to her current position and her experience as Sr. Legislative Fellow (Majority), Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Helen discussed 4H, her love of Agriculture and her involvement with dance
34:13 3/6/24
Episode 472 Nick and Falon Clark, MakerSpace Drones, Robotics, Programming and Star Wars
This is episode 472 of the Fun with the Maryland STEM Festival Podcast The podcast where you meet adults and students doing interesting and fun STEM activities in Maryland. This episode features Nick and Falon Clark, a father and son team from Howard County recorded on February 15th. Nick discusses his work with drones, PaxSpace Maker Space, programming and Star Wars. Falon discusses his work with the Athlon Robotics team, his interest in programming and being a homeschool student. For more information on this Sunday’s Girl Power event at APL go https://secwww.jhuapl.edu/stem/stem-in-the-community/girl-power/
26:58 2/28/24
Episode 471 Sabrina Thompson, NASA, Engineering, Art, Noelle Horne, NSBE.
This is episode 471 of the Fun with the Maryland STEM Festival Podcast The podcast where you meet adults and students doing interesting and fun STEM activities in Maryland. This episode celebrates Black History Month featuring NASA’s Sabrina Thompson recorded on April 21st and Noelle Horn recorded on September 10, 2023. Sabrina discusses her career at NASA, her path to NASA, the Girls in Space Club and her interest in Art. Information on her 2/25 event can be found at https://stemulatingart.com/ Noelle discusses her interest in STEM and her efforts in the Maryland National Society of Black Engineers Don’t forget to join us at the Washington Wizard’s Banneker STEM Night on February 25. Ticket and additional information at https://fevo-enterprise.com/event/wiz-stemnight24
28:08 2/21/24
Episode 470 Kim Tucker, Gunpowder Valley Conservancy, Manatees, Jurassic Park Stevenson University, Lauren Park, Mathematics, Viola, Baltimore Youth Symphony Orchestra.
This is episode 470 of the Fun with the Maryland STEM Festival Podcast The podcast where you meet adults and students doing interesting and fun STEM activities in Maryland. This episode features Kim Tucker of the Gunpowder Valley Conservancy recorded on February 13th and Lauren Park of Marriotts Ridge High School recorded on February 12th. Kim discusses her work with the Gunpowder Valley Conservancy, Stevenson University, her interest in Manatees and how the movie Jurassic Park inspired her career paths. Find out more about the Gunpowder Valley Conservancy at https://www.gunpowdervalleyconservancy.org/ Lauren discusses her interest in Mathematics and experience playing viola Don’t forget to join us at the Washington Wizard’s Banneker STEM Night on February 25. Ticket and additional information at https://fevo-enterprise.com/event/wiz-stemnight24
23:53 2/14/24
Episode 469, Aisha Lawrey, Grace Antonishek, AAAS Women in STEM, Environmental Studies, GIS.
This is episode 469 of the Fun with the Maryland STEM Festival Podcast The podcast where you meet adults and students doing interesting and fun STEM activities in Maryland. This episode features Aisha Lawrey recorded on February 6th and Grace Antonishek on January 7th. Aisha shares her STEM journey which includes being honored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science and being inspired to become an Electrical Engineer by a traffic light. Grace discusses her studies and work in environmental studies and fostering cats
34:13 2/7/24
Episode 468, Major Nathan Rolfe, Cadet Graceful Action, Civil Air Patrol, US Space Force, Cybersecurity, saving ducks.
This is episode 468 of the Fun with the Maryland STEM Festival Podcast The podcast where you meet adults and students doing interesting and fun STEM activities in Maryland. This episode features Major Nathan Rolfe recorded on January 9th and Cadet Graceful Action on January 19th. Major Rolfe discusses the functions of the Civil Air Patrol (CAP)and his career in and after the Military. Cadet Action discusses her experience with CAP and her efforts saving and raising ducks
27:28 1/31/24
Episode 467, Dr. Angela Stoltz, Roseline Onwukwe, University of Maryland College Park, Kid Wind Competition, Health Care
This is episode 467 of the Fun with the Maryland STEM Festival Podcast The podcast where you meet adults and students doing interesting and fun STEM activities in Maryland. This episode features Dr. Angela Stoltz recorded on January 17th and Roseline Onwukwe recorded on January 23. They are professor and student, respectively, from the University of Maryland who are both working on the Kid Wind Competition. Dr Stoltz discusses her role at the University of Maryland. Roseline discusses her interest in health care. Both women discuss the Kid Wind Competition at the University of Maryland College Park on February 24th. For more information and to register for the Kid Wind Competition, go to this link https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf4fDvkYHWy7P_MQlbENdNYMWOck2SMgAimsrfNOC2S5nrrkA/. For more information and to register for the DOD/UDC STEM Saturday on January 27th, go to this link https://www.afosrstem.org/udc-stem-expo-2024
22:55 1/24/24
Episode 465, Amanda Moore, Booz Allen Hamilton, Cybersecurity Nara Obas Marriott Ridge, Programming, IT
This is episode 465 of the Fun with the Maryland STEM Festival Podcast. The podcast where you meet adults and students doing interesting and fun STEM activities in Maryland. This episode features Amanda Moore recorded on January 3rd and Nara Obas recorded on January 9th. Amanda discussed her role at Booz Allen Hamilton and working in the Cybersecurity field. Nara discusses her interest in STEM, helping people and her internship at JHU APL.
23:28 1/10/24
Episode 464, Maria Mayda Biotech, ThermoFisher, Bolivia, Adira Colton, University of Maryland, NSF, Robotics, Additive Manufacturing
This is episode 464 of the Fun with the Maryland STEM Festival Podcast. The podcast where you meet adults and students doing interesting and fun STEM activities in Maryland. This episode features Maria Mayda recorded on January 2nd and Adira Colton recorded April 25, 2023.
25:12 1/3/24
Episode 463, Colonel Sharon Rosser, Health Care, Fort Detrick, Motorcycle, MASH Kelly Ji Science in Society, Science Olympiad, Piano.
This is episode 463 of the Fun with the Maryland STEM Festival Podcast. The podcast where you meet adults and students doing interesting and fun STEM activities in Maryland. This episode features Colonel Sharon Rosser recorded on December 26th and Kelly Ji recorded December 22. Colonel Rosser discussed his experience as a Physician Assistant and other Health Care roles in the US Army and her experience in our Middle School STEM Professional Match event and her love of motorcycles. She compares some of her overseas assignments to the TV show MASH. Kelly discussed the Science in Society Conference in January, her school’s Science Olympiad team and her piano playing.
27:20 12/27/23
Episode 462 Wayne Pavalko, Joel Abu, JHU APL, US Navy, Maker, Bahrain, Robotics, Math and Physics, STEM.
This is episode 462 of the Fun with the Maryland STEM Festival Podcast. The podcast where you meet adults and students doing interesting and fun STEM activities in Maryland. This episode features Wayne Pavalko and Joel Abu on both recorded December 18, 2023 Wayne discussed his experience in our Middle School STEM Professional Match event, his Maker Buoy, living in Bahrain and his career at Johns Hopkins University’s Applied Physics Lab. Joel Abu discussed the Frederick High School Robotics team, the Cadets, and his interest in math and physics.
28:25 12/20/23
Episode 461 Jessie Jamieson, Megan Thomas, Tenable, Math, Cybersecurity, Cockeysville Middle School, STEM.
This is episode 461 of the Fun with the Maryland STEM Festival Podcast. The podcast where you meet adults and students doing interesting and fun STEM activities in Maryland. This episode features Jesse Jamison recorded on December 11, 2023 and students from Cockeysville Middle School recorded on December 12, 2023 Jesse discussed her experience in our Middle School STEM Professional Match event and working as a mathematician in Cybersecurity. Jayden Yancey, Ana Alas Rivera, Olive Mendez, Jose Amado, Maddie Feldheim, Rania Athar, students at Cockeysville Middle School and their teacher, Megan Thomas, discuss their experience in our MS STEM Professional match event and how it changed their outlook on potential careers.
29:40 12/13/23
Episode 460 Bradley Burton, Construction Inspection, Engineer, Ayra Zafar, Parade, STEM.
This is episode 460 of the Fun with the Maryland STEM Festival Podcast. The podcast where you meet adults and students doing interesting and fun STEM activities in Maryland. This episode features Bradley Burton recorded on December 5, 2023 and Ayra Zafar recorded on November 27, 2023 Bradley discussed participating in our Middle School STEM Professional match program and being a construction inspector. Ayra discusses walking in our parade and her work with Urbana STEM.
21:49 12/6/23
Episode 459, Cami Sotela, Anike Akinfolarin Blue Collar STEM Conference, Social Scientist , Fire Performing, STEM Sisters and Biology.
This is episode 459 of the Fun with the Maryland STEM Festival Podcast. The podcast where you meet adults and students doing interesting and fun STEM activities in Maryland. This episode features Cami Sotela and Anike Akinfolarin both recorded on November 27, 2023 Cami discussed the Blue-Collar STEM Conference taking place at CCBC this Saturday, what is social scientists and performing with fire. Anike discusses her program, STEM Sisters, and her interest and work in biology.
28:28 11/29/23
Episode 458, Dr Katrina Adkins, Chelsea Casarrubias eSports, United States Academic Esports League, Post University, Morgan State University
This is episode 458 of the Fun with the Maryland STEM Festival Podcast. The podcast where you meet adults and students doing interesting and fun STEM activities in Maryland. This episode features Dr. Katrina Adkins recorded on November 17, 2023 and Chelsea Casarrubias recorded on November 21, 2023. Dr Adkins discusses working in the eSports field and how her interest in technology began as student. Chelsea discusses being a eSports Coach at Morgan State University and her interest in doing community service
29:45 11/22/23
Episode 457, Amit Kumar, National Cancer Instutute, STEM, Robots, Recycling, Parade, Alexander Morgan, eSports, Machine Learning, Program
This is episode 457of the Fun with the Maryland STEM Festival Podcast. The podcast where you meet adults and students doing interesting and fun STEM activities in Maryland. This episode features Amit Kumar recorded on November 14, 2023 and Alexander Morgan recorded on November 13, 2023. Amit discusses working as Scientist at the National Cancer Institute, his efforts to encourage students to following a STEM path and growing up in India. Alex discusses being a eSports Coach at Howard Community College and his interest in programming, particularly Machine Learning.
31:50 11/15/23
Episode 456, Dexter Carr, Game4Good, Tony Powell, Agrownomics, Tronster Hartley, Firaxis, eSports, Videogames, STEM
This is episode 456 of the Fun with the Maryland STEM Festival Podcast. This special episode features three classic interviews. The first interview is with Dexter Carr of Game4Good who is running our eSports and STEM Festival this weekend recorded in February 2022. The second interview is with Tony Powell of Philosophy who developed our video game, Agrownomics recorded in June 2018. The final interview is with Tronster Hartley from Firaxis who will be a panelist at the eSports and STEM Festival recorded in January 2022. Dexter discusses his efforts to make a positive social impact through video games and eSports. Tony Powell discusses why he became a video game developer, how video game development is connected to STEM and Agrownomics, the game he is developing for the Festival to show the connection between STEM and Agriculture. Tronster discusses his career at Firaxis and the local gaming industry and community.
27:56 11/8/23
Episode 455 Jason Charlton, Bernard Jin, Mindgrub, Coding, Programming, Droids, R2D2, Robotics.
This is episode 455 of the Fun with the Maryland STEM Festival Podcast. The podcast where you meet adults and students doing interesting and fun STEM activities in Maryland. This episode features Jason Charlton recorded on October 24th and Bernard Jin recorded on October 31st. Jason discusses working on Utility Aps at Mindgrub and creating R2D2 in his spare time as well as the second robot he is working on. He refers to R2D@ as a happiness machine. Bernard talks about his robotics and his robotics team that will participate in this Saturday’s Festival Parade.
27:50 11/1/23
Episode 454 Amber Ivey, Zoe Schlossnagle, Ai, Data, Military, Physics, Women in STEM.
This is episode 454 of the Fun with the Maryland STEM Festival Podcast. The podcast where you meet adults and students doing interesting and fun STEM activities in Maryland. This episode features Amber Ivey recorded on October 23rd and Zoe Schlossnagle recorded on October 24th. Amber discusses her new company, AuraSense, which is trying to bring accuracy to brain health and her path from Military Brat to successful Data professional. Zoe discusses her interest in Physics and her efforts to encourage women in STEM.
33:53 10/25/23