The Tattooed Physicist is a podcast hosted by Rosa Wallace, a physics student at University of Colorado Denver. This episode: Our Afternoon with Evan, Part I
Evan Shapiro graduated from the University of Colorado Denver in May 2015 with a Physics major and Math minor. Having graduated in his thirties, he went through his undergraduate career as an independent adult and offers a unique perspective on choosing a path and seeing the bigger picture of your life and the impact of the science you take part in.
Rosa and Evan discuss:
- Takeaways from SPS National Council
- Find out which SPS zone your school is in
- Find and contact your Associate Zone Councilor for information and resources
- CUWiP applications close October 16! No excuses!
- Evan’s journey from community college to being a physicist
- Medical school isn’t the only avenue to helping people be happy and healthy
- Taking time post-bacc to finish research, teach, and take more physics classes…
- Biophysics and the multitude of disciplines it applies to
- Dr. Jennifer Doudna and her work with RNA-guided DNA cut’n’paste
- Defining the ethical boundaries of what research “should” be done
- Lashback to Chinese scientists genetically engineering human embryos
- Fungi that clean up oil spills
- Dutch kid with a plan to clean garbage piles out of the Pacific Ocean
- Choosing your educational priorities to match your ethical priorities
- The Internet: where all the true things come from
- Cliffhanger: Evan turns the tables on Rosa.
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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