Spotlight on Science/Mademoiselle Scientists: Beyond the (Micro)Scope Podcast:

It’s been a long time since I have shared a Spotlight on Science or Mademoiselle Scientist post and I have to say I missed writing these posts. I haven’t listened to a science podcast in some time because I took a small break from podcasts. Not that long ago I was looking for a new science podcast and came across Beyond the (Micro)scope. Beyond the (Micro)scope is a podcast focusing on science, technology and business topics of women in science. I’m a huge advocate for women in STEM so this podcast was up my alley.

Spotlight on Science/Mademoiselle Scientists: Beyond the (Micro)Scope:

Beyond the (Micro)Scope was founded by Lindsay Claiborn and Dr. Mumu Xu. Claiborn is a multimedia journalist with a background in television reporting and digital producer at FOX Soccer. She is a Claremont McKenna College alum and has a Master’s in broadcast journalism from Northwestern University. Xu is an assistant professor in aerospace engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park and her research focuses on designing and controlling unmanned systems. She has a M.S. and Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from California Institute of Technology and her B.S. from Harvard University.

It’s great seeing women coming together with a passion for STEM. I’m always looking for new science podcasts and/or blogs to check out to learn more about research news, science outreach and different STEM-ers doing great things. If you have any suggestions leave a link in the comments section.

What is Beyond the (Micro)Scope?:


Photo Credit: Beyond the Microscope

When you tune into the Beyond the (Micro)Scope podcast you get to hear stories of women in STEM doing exciting things. Women in STEM are creating businesses, opportunities, being creative and represent positive role models for women in STEM. This is what other women in STEM need to see. I enjoy listening to their stories and learning about what other women in STEM are doing. With a STEM degree you can explore many pathways in science.

If you want to listen to a quick episode while enjoying your morning tea check out the (Micro)Bio episodes. The (Micro)bios are short podcast episodes spotlighting different women in science. If you are a woman in STEM and want to submit your (Micro)Bio you can submit your (Micro)Bio here.

What gets me excited about STEM:

Doing research, being creative, helping STEM students, mentoring, sharing my STEM experience with young women in STEM and working with programs that want to increase the number of underrepresented groups in STEM. This is one of the reasons I started blogging.

I’m looking forward to the next Beyond the (Micro)Scope and highly recommend this podcast! What science podcasts do you listen to? Share below.

Here’s to Women in STEM!

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