STEMCAST with Dr. Reagan Flowers

STEMCAST with Dr. Reagan Flowers

The STEMcast Podcast is hosted by Dr. Reagan Flowers and is designed to inspire and advance STEM perspectives. Dr. Flowers interviews STEM + Art + Communications professionals from all walks of life and discusses the significance of C-STEM in their professional and personal life. You can expect a new episode each month with a complimentary newsletter.

Episodes

December 2, 2019 52 mins

Dr. Stefanie Lemcke is the founder of GoKid, a carpooling, scheduling and organization app for parents and caretakers. Dr. Lemcke founded the app when she was seeking a solution to driver fatigue after moving from New York City to Connecticut, oftentimes finding herself trapped in traffic jams with her neighbors as they all drove to the same place, at the same time, to drop off and pick up their kids.

Stefanie is a serial entrepren...

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Vince Luciana joined SurgeX in January 2019 as senior sales engineer following his tenure as an independent consulting engineer. Throughout his career, he has designed electronics for a variety of companies within the consumer electronics, automotive, audio, and power management industries. He also helped to create the HDMI Cable testing protocol for DPL Laboratories. Vince began his career as a design engineer, creating cinem...
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Gessie Belizaire is a debut author of a thought provoking Political & Social Sciences book titled UnMet Potential. ...

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Kara Branch and Melanie Wyatt are the directors of Black Girls Do Engineer Corporation.
 
Black Girls Do Engineer Corporation was established in June of 2019. The organization was created with the concern that Black-American women are not progressing in S...

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David Bartholomew III is a Director with Myrtle Consulting Group specializing in Organizational Effectiveness, Leadership Development, Management Operating Systems, Executive Coaching, Leadership Engagement, and Organizational Culture Change. He has over 27 years experience improving organizations to perform at their highest capabilities. His experience includes a diverse portfolio of industries such as consumer goods, pharmac...
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September 16, 2019 43 mins
Sha'rell Webb is the founder of Coding With a Twist,  an organization geared to increase the awareness of coding and robotics to the youth that reside in the Fifth Ward neighborhood.
 
In this episode we discuss:
  • The launching of Coding With a Twist.
  • Tips on keeping technology updated while teaching coding.
  • Her roles as an educational specialist at Lunar and Planetary Institute.

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August 26, 2019 26 mins
Sofia Ivanka is an active philanthropist and founder of the nonprofit Building Smart Kids. She is the author of “Fourth Grade Math Rules” in 2009 and“Fifth Grade Math Rules” ...
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Ryan Schwartz is the founder and creator of Mental Health Match. Ryan gives people a resource for finding a therapist in an easy and confidential way, while also removing the stigma associated with mental health. Taking elements from popular dating sites, Ryan believes that, in the digital age, it should be just as easy to find a therapist as it is to find a date.

In this episode we discuss:

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Flora Gant Bridges is a native of St. Louis, Missouri. She is employed by the Department of Justice - United States Marshals Service and holds the position of Chief Inspector. The United States Marshals Service is the oldest federal law enforcement agency responsible for safeguarding the federal court system, protection of the federal judiciary, management of the federal witness protection program, fugitive investigations, the tran...

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June 19, 2019 33 mins
Sunni Markowitz is a community leader and volunteer, academic researcher or mother, Sunni's career has been defined by a singular commitment to children. She is the founder and Executive Director of Camp Lantern Creek.
 
In this episode we discuss:
  • The importance of selecting an accredited camp for your child/children. 
  • The inspiration of creating a sleep away camp.
  • Knowing your mi...
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Kelly Hess is the president and CEO of CompuCycle. CompuCycle provides strong environmental standards which maximize reuse and recycling, minimize exposure to human health or the environment, ensure safe management of materials by downstream handlers, and require destruction of all data on used electronics.

In this episode we discuss:

  • Becoming Houston’s first Responsible Recycling (R2) Certified company.
  • The importance of recy...
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Zawadi Bryant as Chief Executive Officer for NightLight brings a wealth of business marketing and quality improvement experience. She is a graduate of Cornell University with a master’s degree in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering and an MBA in Operations Management. Ms. Bryant has been recognized by Black Engineer Magazine as one of the Top 30 Black Engineers under 30, and a recognized leader in business and proce...
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Special Agent in Charge Perrye K. Turner manages the FBI’s Houston Division. 

Mr. Turner became a special agent with the FBI in 1991 and was assigned to the Birmingham Division, where he worked criminal investigative matters in the Huntsville Resident Agency. Four years later, he transferred to the New Orleans D...

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William 'Jack' Jackson is a senior consultant with SafeStart who helps companies on creating a safe working environment for employees. Jack’s career has included working in production, operations and safety at Johnson Controls for 19 years, followed by seeing Avanzar Interior Technologies through the safety phase of new construction. In addition to developing a safety program, he also developed a conditioning program to prepare tea...

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Alan Spreckley has worked for ABB since September 2003 and currently holds the position of Global Industry Segment Manager RMRO, for Food & Beverage and Consumer Packed Goods with responsibility for the sales and implementation of robotic automation within food, beverage and personal care application areas. Alan also has responsibility for the segment strategy ensuring that ABB remain in the forefront for robotic automation within ...

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Yolanda Vallier founded Interim Capital Lending Solutions to bring education, experience and resources to the business community. With over 10 years experience as a licensed Business banker, she has facilitated hundreds of commercial loans helping business owners across the country get access to working capital. Vallier is an experienced Realtor and FINRA Registered Agent with a wealth of knowledge in understanding the financial dy...

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Dr. Havasy has been a scientist, educator, and not-for-profit business executive for over 20 years. She received her Bachelor's Degrees in zoology and education from Connecticut College and Davis and Elkins College, and her Masters and Doctorate Degrees in biology and education from Teachers College, Columbia University. She was a science teacher, a district wide science coordinator, an...
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Angela Barrow is the Manager of Corporate Emergency Preparedness and Response at Chevron. She has more than 20 years of Crisis and Emergency Management experience and currently has oversite of the Emergency Management Program and Regional Advisors, whose core responsibilities span the globe to support the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, Eurasia, Middle East and Africa regions, delivering support for Emergency Preparedness and Respo...

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Maya Ajmera is the President and CEO of Society for Science & the Public (SSP) and Publisher of its award-winning magazine Science News and its family of media properties. Founded in 1921, SSP works to promote the understanding and appreciation of science, and the vital role it plays in human advancement. It is best known for its world-class science competitions including the Regeneron Science Ta...
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Eric Hammond is the Director of Government Relations at Universities Space Research Association (USRA). USRA's mission is to advance the space-and aeronautics-related sciences exploration through innovative research, technology, and education programs; promote space and aeronautics policy; and develop and operate premier facilities and programs by involving universities, governments, and the private sector for the benefit of h...
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