STEAM Boston Podcast
By STEAM Boston
STEAM Boston shares the untold stories and reshapes the existing narrative of individuals in the #STEAM field in the Greater Boston area. We also share our career advice offerings to the community as well.
Welcome Ashley Lim! Business Operations Intern at STEAM Boston
Did you know that we have a new intern this summer at STEAM Boston. Ashley is a rising sophomore at Babson College and she is also apart of ETower. Podcast Intro Song: Louie Zong - Hold on, please! Follow us on social at @steamboston! About STEAM Boston, LLC STEAM Boston is a digital media website that inspires and empowers students & professionals in the “Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics” field by providing career advice and stories.
July 01, 2020
Black Lives Matter - How to Build an Actively Anti-Racist Workplace
STEAM Boston stands with the Black community against racism, violence, and hate. We must support one another as allies and stand up for equality and justice. Now is not the time for silence. We will continue to use the power of our platform to amplify Black voices so they are heard. These most recent violent acts occur against a long backdrop of anti-Black racism in the United States, rooted in slavery and reinforced over time in many facets of our nation’s culture and institutions. And they remind us that we have a long way to go toward achieving true equality for all. Black communities need you to support and practice anti-racism. We will not be silent. Black lives matter. Here are some resources on the STEAM Boston website: https://www.steamboston.com/black-lives-matter-how-to-support-blm-protestors/ Letters for Black Lives: https://lettersforblacklives.com/
June 07, 2020
Personal Finance Tips for College Students
Are you a college student looking to learn tips about personal finance? If so, then this is the podcast episode for you. We'll talk about how to manage a budget, building credit in college, college housing, and more! Just a disclaimer, we are not financial advisors, so definitely take our advice with a grain of salt. But we're definitely providing great advice for you. Marcus and I are starting a new podcast, if you have any name recommendations, DM us @steamboston on Instagram and Twitter! Podcast Intro Song: Joakim Kaurud - Sincere Love Follow us on social at @steamboston! About STEAM Boston, LLC STEAM Boston is a digital media website that inspires and empowers students & professionals in the “Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics” field by providing career advice and stories.
May 21, 2020
Interview with O'Shea Bowens and the future of Cybersecurity.
Today we speak with O'Shea Bowens, a cybersecurity enthusiast with a decade of information security experience. He is the founder of "Null Hat Security LLC", which focuses on incident response, SOC training, and blue team engagements. O'Shea has worked and consulted for companies and clients in the space of the federal government, Fortune 500, and international firms. O'Shea specializes in areas of incident response, network and systems security, security architecture and threat hunting. O'Shea founded Null Hat Security with the belief that a greater focus should be placed on personal engagements with defenders to fine-tune skill sets and knowledge of threats for best response efforts. Credit Information Intro Music(Too Cool): Too Cool by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4534-too-cool License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Outro Music (Acid Trumpet): Acid Trumpet by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3340-acid-trumpet License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
February 25, 2020
G|Code Interview featuring Rizel Bobb-Semple and Bailey Siber
For Season 2, Episode 10 of the STEAM Boston Podcast, we're featuring Rizel Bobb-Semple (Director of Student Recruitment and Retention) and Bailey Siber (Strategic Partnerships Lead) from the G|Code team. G|Code offers young women of color a safe co-living, working, and learning community where they will learn cutting-edge technology skills, gain employment experience and connect with their world-renown network of mentors, advisors and enterprise partners. Learn more about G|Code here: https://www.thegcodehouse.com/
February 18, 2020
Scribbles and Ink Interview featuring WGBH’s Marisa Wolsky
For Season 2, Episode 9 of the STEAM Boston Podcast, we're featuring WGBH's Marisa Wolsky. We're going to be talking about Scribbles and Ink. Based on the popular books and characters by author/illustrator, Ethan Long, Scribble's and Ink is a character-driven, original digital interactive series that allows kids to discover the utter joy of using paint, brush, crayon, and pencil to propel their way through an adventure. Produced by WGBH Kids for PBS KIDS, the Scribbles and Ink experience begins in the Scribbles & Ink studio, where animations of lead characters, Scribbles, and Ink, prompt kids to a free drawing experience. When kids are ready for an adventure, they can go to a story room and click on a photographic object – an umbrella, balloon, planet, or box – for the integrated game and video experience that follows. Learn more about Scribbles and Ink here: https://pbskids.org/scribblesandink/draw About PBS KIDS PBS KIDS, the number one educational media brand for kids, offers children ages 2-8 the opportunity to explore new ideas and new worlds through television, digital media and community-based programs. PBS KIDS and local stations across the country support the entire ecosystem in which children learn, including their teachers, parents and community. Provided by stations, the free PBS KIDS 24/7 channel and live stream is available to more than 95% of U.S. TV households. Kidscreen- and Webby Award-winning pbskids.org provides engaging interactive content, including digital games and streaming video. For more information on PBS KIDS content and initiatives supporting school readiness and more, visit pbs.org/pressroom. About WGBH WGBH is America’s preeminent public broadcaster and the largest producer of PBS content for TV, the web and mobile, and a major supplier of programming for public radio nationwide, on air and online. WGBH’s television channels include WGBH 2, WGBX 44, WGBY 57 and the digital channels WORLD and Create. WGBH also is a major source of digital content and programs for public radio through PRI/PRX and a leader in educational multimedia with PBS LearningMedia, providing the nation’s educators with free, curriculum based digital content. Find more information at wgbh.org.
February 09, 2020
Nathan Kituuma - STEAMulating Young Minds
In this episode of the STEAM Boston Podcast, we're featuring Nathan Kituuma. Nathan Kituuma is a Principal Consultant of Kituuma & Co. LLC. Prior to the launch of Kituuma & Company LLC, Nathan worked as a professional Engineer, working on social impact projects and programs whenever possible. Nathan graduated with a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Wentworth Institute of Technology in 2010 and is a licensed Green Belt in Lean Six Sigma. His background includes 12 years of experience working in the Boston medical device, manufacturing, and aviation industries. Nathan talks about STEAMulating Young Minds on the podcast. STEAMulating Young Minds (SYM) is the branch of Kituuma & Co. that focuses on increasing student’s exposure to the field of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM). We also have a special interest in Entrepreneurship. Ultimately our goal is to increase student interest and awareness of academic and career opportunities in the field of STEAM, while promoting an entrepreneurial mindset. Read more here: https://www.kituumaconsulting.com/sym
January 14, 2020
Brighter Boston - Paid Internships on Professional Theatre, Concerts, and Special Events
We had the opportunity to learn more about Brighter Boston, a non-profit partnership of the top producers and venues in the region, on a Saturday afternoon. Ann Sousa and Daniel Jentzen shared their vision for Brighter Boston. Brighter Boston serves public school teenagers age 16 and up. Brighter Boston interns get real-world job experience with at least 100 hours per year of paid work.
November 24, 2019
Founder Spotlight - Olu Ibrahim of Kids in Tech
Kids in Tech was founded in 2016 in Lowell, Massachusetts to prepare disadvantaged kids with interactive, free after school programs in computers and technology. By 2024, 80% of the top 10 most in-demand STEM jobs in the Greater Lowell area will be in technology – and, these are the some of the top most desired skills for many growing industries across the country. In the past three years, Kids in Tech has offered programs at four different sites serving low-income kids in the Lowell area. Check out our interview with Olu Ibrahim!
November 06, 2019
Amma Marfo: How to Rethink the Stigma of Introversion
We talked to Amma Marfo, a speaker and facilitator. Amma trains large corporations, nonprofits and college campuses around the idea of using creativity and finding ways your temperament can best work for you in the workplace. Amma is also the author of The I’s Have it, a book detailing the importance of understanding the roles introversion and extroversion should play in our society. We had a very insightful conversion around subjects like introverts vs extroverts, fundamental changes to career searching and STEAM vs STEM.
November 04, 2019
Christy Felix CEO uHustle and Forbes 30 Under 30 Scholar: Her Story - Part 2
A few weeks ago we had the opportunity to sit down and talk with Christy Felix about her journey. Christy Felix is the CEO of uHustle. A university-based marketplace focused on giving students the tools to sell and market their side hustle. Christy Felix started the uHustle after she realized she was having trouble getting customers for her own hair braiding hustle. After growing the idea in various entrepreneurship classes and speaking with friends and colleagues she founded uHustle October of 2018. Christy Felix has also been awarded the opportunity to represent her university at the Forbes 30 Under 30 summit. A prestigious event only awards to those who are making great strides in their community. It was an honor and pleasure speaking with Christy, listen to her story here at STEAM Boston. This is part two of a two-part series.
October 30, 2019
Christy Felix CEO uHustle and Forbes 30 Under 30 Scholar: Her Story - Part 1
A few weeks ago we had the opportunity to sit down and talk with Christy Felix about her journey. Christy Felix is the CEO of uHustle. A university-based marketplace focused on giving students the tools to sell and market their side hustle. Christy Felix started the uHustle after she realized she was having trouble getting customers for her own hair braiding hustle. After growing the idea in various entrepreneurship classes and speaking with friends and collugues she founded uHustle October of 2018. Christy Felix has also been awarded the opportunity to represent her university at the Forbes 30 Under 30 summit. A prestigious event only awards to those who are making great strides in their community. It was an honor and pleasure speaking with Christy, listen to her story here at STEAM Boston. Read the article here: https://www.steamboston.com/christy-felix-ceo-uhustle-and-forbes-30-under-30-scholar-her-story/
October 28, 2019
Advice for Seniors in College (Special Guest - Marcus Fergus & Yiwen Deng)
In Season 2, Episode 2, we will be introducing two special guests. Marcus Fergus (our new Chief Strategy Officer) and Yiwen Deng. In this episode, we will talk about advice for college students entering their Senior year. We talk about our own experiences of finding a job and the challenges we have faced. Stay tuned!
May 28, 2019
What the Hell Is STEAM Boston?
In Season 2 - Episode 1, we’re going to be introducing the Co-Founders of STEAM Boston. CEO, Will Ma and COO, Kunle Lawal will be telling the story of how STEAM Boston got started and what we plan to do in the future. This is the long-awaited episode that you have been waiting for. Want to learn more about STEAM Boston, well this is the episode that will give you the whole spiel.
May 20, 2019
Building Medli Music and Importance of Diversity in the Workplace
Mogahid Fadl is currently a Senior at Wentworth Institute of Technology majoring in Computer Information Systems. Mogahid talks about Medli Music, which is essentially a mobile jukebox. You can play, you can request songs and play songs, and it’s done through two different interfaces. The first interface is for users. Pretty much what they’ll do is they’ll go in, they’ll enter a code for whatever party, the “keyword” party, or whatever setting name or title it is. And then they’ll be able to search for a song and send that song request. Mogahid also talks about the importance of diversity in the workplace.
February 09, 2019
Building an AR Playground and Passion for Product Management
Alyssa is a currently Junior at Wentworth Institute of Technology majoring in Computer Science with a dual minor in Electrical Engineering and Applied Mathematics. Alyssa talks about the journey of getting into product management in future and building an AR playground for the past 6 months at Accelerate, the innovation & entrepreneurship center at Wentworth.
February 03, 2019
The Story of #BlackTechTwitter and Becoming a Resilient Coder
For Season 1, Episode 4, Pariss Athena talks about creating #BlackTechTwitter and her journey of becoming a Resilient Coder. #BlackTechTwitter was created because Pariss wanted to see who else in the Twitter community was Black and working in technology. Pariss aspired to become an actor, but then had to move back to Boston due to her living situation. Pariss found out about the Resilient Coders bootcamp and that is how she became a Front-End Web Developer.
January 30, 2019
First-Generation College Graduate with a Passion in Technology
In this episode, we are featuring Bryan Brito Bonnet. Bryan is a first-generation college graduate and attended Wentworth Institute of Technology. Bryan majored in Computer Information Systems and has a passion in technology. Check out the advice that he has to give to students looking for a co-op or for graduates looking for a full-time job!
January 13, 2019
Square Tech: IT Training for Boston Youth
Square Tech is located in the heart of the Castle Square community in Boston's South End. Square Tech's mission is to provide youth with basic hands-on IT training; develop youths’ 21st century skills; and help bridge the economic digital divide. In this episode, Irene Chan and Phu Tran talks about the Teen Program and their plans of bringing IT training to the youth living in Boston.
December 31, 2018
Switching to Computer Information Systems
This is the very first episode of the STEAM Boston Podcast. We are featuring Giuseppe Barletta, a recent graduate of Wentworth Institute of Technology. Giuseppe talks about changing his major from Computer Engineering Technology to Computer Information Systems. Stay tuned to learn more about why Giuseppe decided to make the switch.
December 03, 2018