Podcast

Amherst College Science Center
  • Episode 10: Conversation with Apoorva Mandavilli
    Hosts: ASN E-board On May 4th, 2021, Amherst STEM Network (ASN) hosted a conversation on science communications with Apoorva Mandavilli. As the Health and Science journalist for The New York Times, Mandavilli has been key in disseminating crucial information about COVID-19 this past year. Through this podcast, she answered questions regarding the rewards and difficulties…
  • Episode 8: Meet Environmental Studies Professor Becky Hewitt
    Episode 8: Meet Environmental Studies Professor Becky Hewitt Host: Ivy Haight ’25 In this podcast, I introduce Professor Becky Hewitt, a new environmental studies professor with research focused in the arctic. She discusses her background, what goes into starting up a lab (more than you would think!), her hope in the midst of climate change,…
  • Episode 7: Merging STEM and Humanities: Ted Melillo
    Hosts: Charlie Blue Arm ’22 and Nicole Chung ’22 In this episode of the STEMherst podcast, chemistry students Charlie Blue Arm and Nicole Chung discuss the merging of STEM and humanities with professor Ted Melillo of environmental studies and history, amongst other things such as his recent book, and his course structure. Timestamps:  Charlie Blue…
  • Episode 6: Introducing Professor Olshansky
    Host: Victor Pou ’23 In this podcast, I talk to Professor Olshansky, a new professor at Amherst, about his journey in chemistry, his research with quantum dots, and his experience as a professor during the COVID-19 pandemic. Timestamps:  [0:57] Can you tell us a little about your journey in chemistry? And what inspired you to become…
  • Episode 5: Introducing “Let’s Get SOAstainable” with Amherst College Sustainable Ocean Alliance
    Hosts: Liam Flockhart Ford ’23, Hannah Goldberg ’22, Maira Owais ’23, and Max Spelke ’23  In this episode, Liam ’23, Hannah ‘22, Maira ‘23, and Max ‘23  introduce AC Sustainable Ocean Alliance (SOA)’s segment of the STEMherst podcast. SOA is a club on campus with a focus on raising awareness for ocean-related issues and actively furthering ocean sustainability…
  • Episode 4: Meet Chemical Hygiene Officer Jason Williams
    Host: Brandon Kwon ’23 In today’s podcast, we introduce you to Jason Williams, Amherst College’s very own chemical hygiene officer.  During this conversation, Jason highlights his background upon how he became a chemical hygiene officer in the first place, along with basic lab safety procedures one ought to know when working in the lab.  He…
  • Episode 3: Dr. Douglas Lowy ’64
    Hosts: Scott Song ’21 and Hill Yin ’21 In this podcast, Hill Yin and Scott Song (COVID advisory board that manages the ACBACCI database) had the opportunity to speak with Dr. Douglas Lowy ’64. As the Acting Director of the U.S. National Cancer Institute and Chief of the Laboratory of Cellular Oncology within the National…
  • Episode #2: Meet Geology Professor Rachel Bernard!
    Host: Aditi Nayak ’23 In today’s podcast, we introduce you to Professor Rachel Bernard. She started as a Visiting Geology Professor at Amherst the Fall of 2019 and studies rocks that come up from the lower crust and upper mantle portions of the earth through volcanic eruptions. Today, we talk about her journey from being…
  • Episode #1: An Inside Look at Scrub Pocket
    Host: Julia Zabinska ’22 Julia Zabinska ’22 interviews her internship advisor from the summer of 2020, Ben Loveland. Mr. Loveland is the founder of Scrub Pocket, a publishing company that aims to create personalized and specific reference materials for healthcare professionals. Tune in to learn about how Mr. Loveland transitioned from the medical field to…
  • Episode O: Introducing STEMherst!
    Host: ASN EBoard Tune in as Amritha Anup ’22, Grace Geeganage ’23, Aditi Nayak ’23, Joy  Won ’23, and Julia Zabinska ’22 introduce STEMherst, Amherst STEM Network’s podcast! A transcript is available below. Timestamps: [0:00] Intro [0:38] What is ASN?  [1:17] Why did we start a podcast? [2:22] What should you expect from STEMherst? [2:39]…