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WHAT: This website is dedicated to helping high school and college students interested in pursuing a STEM career (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) make educated decisions regarding a career path.


HOW: The podcast hosts practicing professionals, college professors and college students. The focus will be to provide insights into STEM professions, what is required to get through the curriculum and additional strategies to guide you towards a successful career.


WHY: For example, the engineering 1st year retention rate is roughly 75%, however, the 5 year graduation rate is only about 50%, thus only about 1/2 of students graduate with an engineering degree. We want to help increase the retention and graduation rate for all STEM degrees!

THE GOAL: The overall goal is to increase the graduation rate by igniting your passion in a STEM career by exploring current and emerging STEM career opportunities. In addition, the podcast will help prepare you to manage challenges that may arise during your studies. You will gain strategies and confidence to overcome potentially demanding classes, giving you an edge, and in today’s competitive environment you want to have an advantage!

My personal goal is to help you be successful!

71: Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Applied to Medicine – Elizabeth Nance

Elizabeth Nance earned a PHD Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering from John Hopkins and is an Assistant Professor in Chemical Engineering at the University of Washington focused on nanotechnology – you can see here page here at Nance Lab. [0:37] Elizabeth did not always know she wanted to go into engineering, in high school she looked…

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70: Chemical Engineering and Author of the book “STEM Gems” – Stephanie Espy

Stephanie Espy earned a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Masters degree in Chemical Engineering from Berkley in California as well as a Masters Degree in Entrepreneurship and Marketing from Emory University. Stephanie worked at Merck for a couple of years but went on to pursue her…

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69: Industrial Engineering directly into Semiconductor Sales – Owen DeLeon

Owen DeLeon earned a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from the University of Central Florida and a Master’s Degree in Business from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Per his linked in profile – he is the Eastern Area Sales Director for Intel PSG products (FPGAs). [1:20] Started out at the University of Miami in…

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