scientific innovators podcast 3M State of Science Index Survey

Champions of science

What does the average person think about science? Does the average person think about science? Science champions anywhere in the world can help foster conversations about the impact of science on our lives and inspire the next generation. In this podcast series, we discuss issues related to the global perception of science with some of the brightest minds in the field.

  • scientific innovators podcast bonus episode: science inspiration and education

    Bonus Episode: Science Inspiration and Education

    How can we inspire the next generation to learn about -- even love -- science? Expert educators give their opinions on this special bonus episode. 

    Listen to our Champions of Science on Apple Podcasts Listen to our Champions of Science on Google Play Listen to our Champions of Science on Spotify Listen to our Champions of Science on Stitcher
     


    Host:
    Jayshree Seth, 3M Chief Science Advocate

    LinkedIn | Twitter

    Featuring:
    Vanessa Hill, Producer & Host, BrainCraft

    LinkedIn | Twitter

    Joanne Manaster, Lecturer & Online Course Developer, University of Illinois

    LinkedIn | Twitter

    Dianna Cowern, Creator, Physics Girl

    LinkedIn | Twitter

    Jeff Terry

    LinkedIn | Twitter

  • scientific innovators podcast episode 16: science and the future of space exploration

    Episode 16: Science and the Future of Space Exploration

    Will humans walk on Mars in our lifetime? What is the value of human space exploration? Our guest explores how space travel challenges and inspires us.
     

    Listen to our Champions of Science on Apple Podcasts Listen to our Champions of Science on Google Play Listen to our Champions of Science on Spotify Listen to our Champions of Science on Stitcher


    Host:
    Jayshree Seth, 3M Chief Science Advocate

    LinkedIn | Twitter

    Featuring:
    Abigail "Astronaut Abby" Harrison, Founder & President, The Mars Generation

    LinkedIn | Twitter

  • scientific innovators podcast episode 15: Bam! Pow! Biff! When Science Meets Pop Culture

    Episode 15: Bam! Pow! Biff! When Science Meets Pop Culture

    What can Spider-Man and Superman teach us about science? Our guest, The Physics of Superheroes author Jim Kakalios, explores how pop culture can be educational as well as entertaining.
     

    Listen to our Champions of Science on Apple Podcasts Listen to our Champions of Science on Google Play Listen to our Champions of Science on Spotify Listen to our Champions of Science on Stitcher


    Host:
    Jayshree Seth, 3M Chief Science Advocate

    LinkedIn | Twitter

    Featuring:
    Jim Kakalios,Taylor Distinguished Professor, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Minnesota

    Twitter

  • scientific innovators podcast episode 14: a day in the life of a scientist

    Episode 14: A Day in the Life of a Scientist

    What does a scientist do all day? What skills do you need to pursue a career in science? Our expert discusses what she does - and why she loves it.
     

    Listen to our Champions of Science on Apple Podcasts Listen to our Champions of Science on Google Play Listen to our Champions of Science on Spotify Listen to our Champions of Science on Stitcher


    Host:
    Jayshree Seth, 3M Chief Science Advocate

    LinkedIn | Twitter

    Featuring:
    Erica Redline, Senior Research & Development Scientist & Engineer, Organic Materials at Sandia National Laboratories

    LinkedIn

  • scientific innovators podcast episode 13: science and innovation

    Episode 13: Science and Innovation

    What's the point in thinking like a scientist, even if you're not one? We explore the value of scientific thinking in the corporate world with guest Rita J. King.
     

    Listen to our Champions of Science on Apple Podcasts Listen to our Champions of Science on Google Play Listen to our Champions of Science on Spotify Listen to our Champions of Science on Stitcher


    Host:
    Jayshree Seth, 3M Chief Science Advocate

    LinkedIn | Twitter

    Featuring:
    Rita J. King, Co-Director, Science House

    LinkedIn | Twitter

  • scientific innovators podcast episode 12: the science of renewable energy

    Episode 12: The Science of Renewable Energy

    Easy access to affordable, sustainable energy would revolutionize human civilization. Scientists may be closer than ever to cracking the code. Our expert guest Dru Crawley explains how far we've come, what's next, and how you can help.
     

    Listen to our Champions of Science on Apple Podcasts Listen to our Champions of Science on Google Play Listen to our Champions of Science on Spotify Listen to our Champions of Science on Stitcher
     

    Host:
    Jayshree Seth, 3M Chief Science Advocate

    LinkedIn | Twitter

    Featuring:
    Dru Crawley, Bentley Fellow / Director, Building Industry Development

    LinkedIn | Twitter

  • scientific innovators podcast episode 11: the science funding conundrum

    Episode 11: The Science Funding Conundrum

    Can we put a price on scientific innovation? And who should be picking up the tab? We explore how science gets funded with our expert guest, Jenny Rohn of Science Is Vital.


    Listen to our Champions of Science on Apple Podcasts Listen to our Champions of Science on Google Play Listen to our Champions of Science on Spotify Listen to our Champions of Science on Stitcher


    Host:
    Jayshree Seth, 3M Chief Science Advocate

    LinkedIn | Twitter

    Featuring:
    Jennifer Rohn, Group Leader/Principle Research Associate at University College London

    Twitter | LinkedIn

  • scientific innovators podcast episode 10: science skeptic or supporter

    Episode 10: Science Skeptic or Supporter

    Skepticism is a healthy part of the scientific method. But skepticism about science itself is counter-productive. How can scientists make sure they're earning the trust of the public?


    Listen to our Champions of Science on Apple Podcasts Listen to our Champions of Science on Google Play Listen to our Champions of Science on Spotify Listen to our Champions of Science on Stitcher
     

    Host:
    Jayshree Seth, 3M Chief Science Advocate

    LinkedIn | Twitter

    Featuring:
    Adam Frank, Astrophysicist, University of Rochester

    Twitter

    Derek Lowe, Director in Chemical Biology & Therapeutic, Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research

    Twitter | LinkedIn

  • scientific innovators podcast episode 9: fascination & fun with science

    Episode 9: Fascination & Fun with Science

    Science is fascinating and fun when you're doing hands-on activities at a science museum. How can we transfer some of that joy to the classroom and the lab? Our guests explore how to make science more appealing to kids and adults.


    Listen to our Champions of Science on Apple Podcasts Listen to our Champions of Science on Google Play Listen to our Champions of Science on Spotify Listen to our Champions of Science on Stitcher
     

    Host:
    Jayshree Seth, 3M Chief Science Advocate

    LinkedIn | Twitter

    Featuring:
    Laurie Fink - Vice President of Science, Science Museum of Minnesota

    Twitter | LinkedIn

    Pat Hamilton - Director of Global Change Initiatives, Science Museum of Minnesota

    LinkedIn

  • scientific innovators podcast episode 8: science and the media

    Episode 8: Science and the Media

    How can scientists better leverage the media to speak to the public? Our guests explore how scientists can be more effective communicators in traditional and new media.
     

    Listen to our Champions of Science on Apple Podcasts Listen to our Champions of Science on Google Play Listen to our Champions of Science on Spotify Listen to our Champions of Science on Stitcher
     

    Host:
    Jayshree Seth, 3M Chief Science Advocate

    LinkedIn | Twitter

    Featuring:
    Deborah Berebichez, Ph.D., Chief Data Scientist, Metis

    Twitter | LinkedIn

    Corey Powell, Science Editor, Aeon Magazine

    Twitter | LinkedIn

  • scientific innovators podcast episode 8: the global perception of science

    Episode 7: The Global Perception of Science

    Do people feel differently about science in Japan than they do in Zimbabwe? Science should be an international effort for the betterment of all humankind. But there's no denying that cultural history and level of technological development change how people view scientific advancement. Our guest explores the unique challenges we face in trying to make science a genuinely global endeavor.

    Listen to our Champions of Science on Apple Podcasts Listen to our Champions of Science on Google Play Listen to our Champions of Science on Spotify Listen to our Champions of Science on Stitcher
     

    Host:
    Jayshree Seth, 3M Chief Science Advocate

    LinkedIn | Twitter

    Featuring:
    Carolina Ödman-Govender, Chief Scientist at thumbzup

    Twitter | LinkedIn

  • scientific innovators podcast episode 6: the human impact of science

    Episode 6: The Human Impact of Science

    The fruits of scientific advancement are all around us, from smartphones to electric toothbrushes to Roombas. But nearly half of the people we surveyed said science doesn't make much of a difference in their everyday lives. Our guests discuss how scientists and educators can be better ambassadors to the public at large.

    Listen to our Champions of Science on Apple Podcasts Listen to our Champions of Science on Google Play Listen to our Champions of Science on Spotify Listen to our Champions of Science on Stitcher
     

    Host:
    Jayshree Seth, 3M Chief Science Advocate

    LinkedIn | Twitter

    Featuring:
    David Wees, Mathematics Formative Assessment Specialist, New Visions for Public Schools

    LinkedIn | Twitter

    Alok Jha, Wellcome Trust Fellow, Science Journalist, Broadcaster and Public Speaker

    LinkedIn | Twitter

  • scientific innovators podcast episode 5: a new hope for the future of science

    Episode 5: A New Hope for the Future of Science

    Flying cars, teleportation, colonizing other planets: Science fiction has a unique idea of what the future of scientific advancement will look like. But who wants to run out of gas at 8,000 feet? Our guests discuss what the future of science will actually look like, and where we should be focusing our attention to improve humanity and protect the planet.

    Listen to our Champions of Science on Apple Podcasts Listen to our Champions of Science on Google Play Listen to our Champions of Science on Spotify Listen to our Champions of Science on Stitcher
     

    Host:
    Jayshree Seth, 3M Chief Science Advocate

    LinkedIn | Twitter

    Featuring:
    Jeremy Fryer-Biggs, Co-Founder & CTO, Evaptainers


    LinkedIn | Twitter

    Roger Highfield, Director of External Affairs, Science Museum Group

    LinkedIn | Twitter

  • scientific innovators podcast episode 4: how society views science

    Episode 4: How Society Views Science

    Over a third of adults say if science didn’t exist, their lives would be about the same. Clearly, science has a public relations problem. How can we demonstrate the value of science to the public at large? Our guest shares how she helps shine a spotlight on just how much science affects our daily lives.

    Listen to our Champions of Science on Apple Podcasts Listen to our Champions of Science on Google Play Listen to our Champions of Science on Spotify Listen to our Champions of Science on Stitcher
     

    Host:
    Jayshree Seth, 3M Chief Science Advocate

    LinkedIn | Twitter

    Featuring:
    Dianna Cowern, Creator, Physics Girl

    LinkedIn | Twitter

  • scientific innovators podcast episode 3: the next evolution of science education

    Episode 3: The next evolution of science education

    Science has advanced rapidly in the past decade. Has science education kept up with the changes? How can educators reach children who have the world’s knowledge — and infinite distractions — at their fingertips? Our guest brings decades of experience in science education to explore these questions.

    Listen to our Champions of Science on Apple Podcasts Listen to our Champions of Science on Google Play Listen to our Champions of Science on Spotify Listen to our Champions of Science on Stitcher
     

    Host:
    Jayshree Seth, 3M Chief Science Advocate

    LinkedIn | Twitter

    Featuring:
    Jeff Terry

    LinkedIn | Twitter

  • scientific innovators podcast Episode 2 Science trek the next generation 3M State of Science Index Survey

    Episode 2: Science trek: the next generation

    What inspires someone to choose a career in science? As we seek to ignite the passion of a new generation of scientists, it’s a crucial question to answer. Our guests discuss what started them on the path to a scientific career, and share their ideas on how we can shape the scientists of the future.

    Listen to our Champions of Science on Apple Podcasts Listen to our Champions of Science on Google Play Listen to our Champions of Science on Spotify Listen to our Champions of Science on Stitcher
     

    Host: 
    Jayshree Seth, 3M Chief Science Advocate

    LinkedIn | Twitter

    Featuring:
    Vanessa Hill, Producer & Host, BrainCraft

    LinkedIn | Twitter

    Joanne Manaster, Lecturer & Online Course Developer, University of Illinois
    LinkedIn | Twitter

  • scientific innovators podcast Episode 1 Introducing Champions of Science 3M State of Science Index Survey

    Episode 1: Introducing Champions of science

    Jayshree Seth is the Chief Science Advocate at 3M. In this introductory episode, Jayshree talks about her personal journey to become a scientist and explores data from the 3M State of Science Index, a survey of more than 14,000 people’s attitudes toward, and perceptions of, science.

    Listen to our Champions of Science on Apple Podcasts Listen to our Champions of Science on Google Play Listen to our Champions of Science on Spotify Listen to our Champions of Science on Stitcher
     

    Featuring:
    Jayshree Seth, 3M Chief Science Advocate

    LinkedIn | Twitter

Follow Us
The brands listed above are trademarks of 3M.