Episode 23 - Science Waits For No-One with Jessie

Episode #23 – Science Waits for No-one with Jessie

We have another incredible guest to share with you in Episode #23 – the amazing Jessie MacAlpine! Jessie gives us a dive into the world of being a science researcher and science communicator, what that means on a day-to-day basis, as well as what she thinks some of the major challenges facing science might be. 

 

Key Message: Science waits for no-one, stay curious and stay skeptical

 

Just some of the topics we touch on in this fascinating episode:

– A graduate student’s work-life balance

– What a microbiologist actually does

– Why we lose interest in science as we get older

– Importance of support & encouragement

– Engaging students in science

– The challenge of finding funding

– Difference between academic research & industry

– Importance of fungal research

– How fungi affect us all

– Finding motivation

– Dealing with failure

– Seeing the bigger picture

– The biggest issues facing science

 

Jessie guest stars on a children’s TV show:

Blynk & Aazoo

 

See all the Canadian student science fair projects here:

Youth Science Canada – Online STEM Fair

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