Whose Science? Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics at Harvard

Preparations for the Science March on Washington are underway! Whose science is it anyway? Liz brings us a group interview with aspiring physicists from the 2017 Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics at Harvard. We get insight into how these young women are inspired to study different aspects of physics: from Instagram selfies to engineering…

Mighty Morphing: Interview with Sammus

Listen here. Hip hop artist and producer, video game heroine, PhD candidate — how cool and brilliant can one person be? We talk to Enongo Lumumba-Kasongo who performs under the stage name Sammus, a reference to Samus Aran of Metroid who is the first woman game protagonist. She studies gender and music production through Science…

Data is Us: Interview with Rumman Chowdhury

Listen here. Blaming biased data and bad algorithms? Stop moral outsourcing to machines because data is a reflection of us! Liz and Xine interview Rumman Chowdhury, PhD candidate in political science and a full-time data scientist. We talk about how ethics, diversity, and social justice play an integral part in data, dubious robots, and the…

Hip Hop Scholarship: Interview with Dr. Shahara’Tova V Dente

Crystal Springs, Mississippi: two girls graduated from their small town high school and grew up to be Dr. Shahara’Tova “Shaye Tova” Dente, English PhD, and our own Dr. Liz Wayne, TED Fellow. Shaye gives us insight into the research and teaching of hip hop, social movements, and hip hop literature. Xine Yao and Liz interview…