The Tattooed Physicist is a podcast hosted by Rosa Wallace, a physics student at University of Colorado Denver. This episode: Libby Talks Leadership
Episode 7 features Libby Booton, who is a senior student leader, a runner and cheerleader, and an all around physics superwoman at the Colorado School of Mines. Libby’s graduating soon, so Rosa wanted to have her on the podcast before she gets too famous. She has a lot of insight on how to make things work in student organizations, and I know you all will find the interview illuminating and inspiring!
Rosa and Libby discuss:
- Libby finds physics at Mines
- Internships at Northrop Grumman & Lockheed Martin
- Moon buggy adventures at NASA!
- Engineering Physics vs. Pure Physics
- Libby’s vast leadership experience
- Society of Physics Students
- Women in Physics (started with CUWiP)
- Equality Through Awareness
- The challenges of a multi-branch Women in Physics group
- “Lean In” by Sheryl Sandberg
- Rethinking officer structure to accommodate organizational/community needs
- Organizational focus and how to target students that will benefit
- Organizational splits, restructuring, and the good things that can come from going in a new direction
- Good or bad, your leadership experiences at school will help in your professional life!
From Rosa: “This podcast series is intended to provide an inclusive view of the profession and practice of science (with a physics focus). Here, science is for everyone, regardless of background or identity, and the podcast will hopefully provide a good-humored but realistic view of the current state of the field. It is my wish that the experiences and views expressed will help inform and guide others taking this path, enlighten those that simply take an interest, and entertain everyone else.”
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