Episode 06: Aquaponos
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2y ago
Aquaponos is a startup business focused on making food production sustainable, efficient and convenient. Their AquaGarden is an easy to use garden kit that allows consumers to sustainably grow their own produce at home ..read more
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Episode 65 - GATESENSE
Innovation Happens at ASU
by Innovation Happens
2y ago
Like many students, Grayson Allen initially struggled to find the “perfect fit” for his major. He reached out to family friends and his social network, and after hearing stories of their career paths, was inspired to select a new major and career where he could create solutions to help improve peoples’ lives. Originally an aerospace engineering major, Grayson changed his major to manufacturing engineering at the Polytechnic campus. Grayson and a friend Kevin Hale, a software engineer, had heard a tragic story of a child drowning in a pool…a tragedy that struck them as preventable, and their ba ..read more
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Episode 64: A man, a guitar, and The Planets
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2y ago
Innovation isn’t always about science and technology. While many of us may only experience playing a musical instrument through Guitar Hero, a new trend across the nation is guitar ensembles – groups replicating orchestral pieces using only guitars to play all parts of the orchestra. In an era where the arts are being seen as less important than STEM, music programs are searching for new and creative ways to entice more people to pick up an instrument. Thomas Wheeler, a guitar performance and pedagogy master’s student at ASU, takes an innovative approach to crafting a guitar solo from one of t ..read more
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Episode 63 - Charlie and the Plastic Oceans
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2y ago
How do microplastics impact the ocean, wildlife, and the wellbeing of the overall planet? Learn from PhD student Charles Rolsky, who has fused his lifelong love of the ocean with the brainpower of the biosciences to create research programs dedicated to studying and remediating microplastic pollution in the world’s oceans. Charlie also shares his experiences – the good, the bad, and the funny - in becoming a public figure, from speaking at TedTalks to starring in an ASU commercial. In addition to describing the how ASU has enabled his innovation mindset, he highlights the importance of scienti ..read more
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Episode 62: BioGals
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2y ago
Evvan Morton, a PhD candidate in Sustainable Engineering, has always been interested in using science to solve problems. With encouragement from teachers and mentors, she decided to pursue a career in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). Women of color are under-represented in STEM fields, and going into a field where not many people look like you can make for a lonely experience. During a research project in Belize, Evvan realized the power of travel and working with diverse populations of people in providing opportunities for empathy and creating a broader sense of commu ..read more
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Episode 61: Meet Sahel!
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by Innovation Happens
2y ago
We’re kicking off Season 3 of the podcast with a new cohost! Tune in as we learn about Sahel: her passion for diverse perspectives and storytelling, love of all things travel… and the 5 languages she speaks! We also review what innovation means to each of us, and highlight some of the amazing things we’ve learned through two full seasons of interviewing some of the innovative students we have at ASU. Whether you’re a new member of our audience or an avid listener, this episode is a great way to get (re)acquainted with the podcast and the team. Have you downloaded the Sun Devil Rewards app? Ea ..read more
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Episode 60: Farewell to Maggie
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2y ago
In our final episode of Season 2, our guest is none other than our producer Maggie Dellow. Hear about her experience in launching the podcast, and what she has learned about innovation from our many amazing guests. Maggie and Jonah review some of the "myths" around innovation they uncovered during Seasons 1 and 2, and how the many guests on the show have debunked those myths and demonstrated the grit and resiliency inherent to the innovative mindset. We also review some of our favorite moments of the podcast so far. Best wishes to Maggie in her future endeavors...and stay tuned, Season 3 is ri ..read more
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Episode 59: Invasive Plant Toolkit
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2y ago
When Michele Clark began looking into doctoral programs, she found a National Science Foundation grant that focused not only on the ecology of an area, but the human dimension, as well. She found at ASU an interdisciplinary team of demographers, soil ecologists, and governance, focused on invasive species research in Nepal, which inspired her to pursue a PhD in Environmental Life Sciences. Developing nations have fewer resources to counteract invasive species, but for whom the invasion can have devastating impacts on their quality of life. Invasive plants are non-native species that are either ..read more
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Episode 58: Acoustic Ecology Lab
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2y ago
For students Anne-Marie Shaver (PhD in Musicology) and Hunter Langenhorst (undergraduate student in Music and Culture, and Spanish literature), music has long been an important part of life. The Acoustic Ecology Lab offers unique ways to embrace that passion. “Every single sound we hear has its sonic niche. Whether it’s the birds chirping, or the wind, or gravel creaking as people walk…every single sound has a frequency,” Hunter explains. “Losing that special frequency can give us hints about what is happening in the environment, and the ecology, in that place. Studying those sounds, or lack o ..read more
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Episode 57: Turning Points Magazine
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2y ago
This ground-breaking magazine started humbly in 2016 by a small team with sponsorship by Dr. Amanda Tachine. The passion, drive and discipline of this multi-disciplinary team of students gives voice and presence to Native American and Indigenous students in a beautifully-designed, thought-filled and powerful medium. The team includes Sequoia Dance, a recent graduate of the Masters in Social & Cultural Pedagagy program; Taylor Notah, the Senior Editor of the magazine and recent graduate of the Cronkite School of Journalism; Danielle Lucero, a current PhD student in the Justice and Social In ..read more
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