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Maine Science Podcast

Maine Science Festival, Kate Dickerson

Conversations with some of the leading scientists, researchers, engineers, and innovators working in Maine. Presented by the Maine Science Festival.

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Aug 27 2020
2 mins
Anne LichtenwalnerLuci Benedict (analytical chemistry)
Luci Benedict is an Associate Professor of Chemistry, and Director of Quality Control Collaboratory at the University of Southern Maine. Luci is an analytical chemist who has worked in the area of environmental pollutants and now focuses her research and work in the fermentation area - in particular the craft brewing industry. The 2022 Maine Science Festival program of events is online at https://www.mainesciencefestival.org/march2022.Tickets ($25/$10 students) for the 2022 Headliner: The Warming Sea - an exploration of Hope in the face of the climate crisis. (thewarmingsea.me) - March 19, 2022, 7pm, Collins Center for the Arts are on sale now!~~~~~~The Maine Science Podcast is a production of the Maine Science Festival. It was recorded at Discovery Studios, at the Maine Discovery Museum, in Bangor, ME. Edited and produced by Kate Dickerson; financial support from Central Maine Power; production support by Maranda Bouchard; and social media support from Next Media.The Discover Maine theme was composed and performed by Nick Parker.If you want to support the Maine Science Podcast and/or the Maine Science Festival, you can do so at our website mainesciencefestival.org either at our donation page OR by getting some MSF merchandise through our online store.Find us online:Website - Maine Science FestivalMaine Science Festival on social media: Facebook    Twitter     InstagramMaine Science Podcast on social media: Facebook    Twitter     InstagramMaine Science Festival Store - https://bit.ly/MSF-store © 2022 Maine Science Festival
Feb 17 2022
36 mins
Phoebe Jekielek (aquaculture - scallops)
Phoebe Jekielek is Director of Research for Hurricane Island Center for Science and Leadership. Her current research focuses on farming scallops, and she's using eDNA as one of the tools to help analyze the aquaculture farm they have at Hurricane. Phoebe is pursing her PhD at the University of Maine, working in the Leslie Lab and being co-advised by Heather Leslie of the Darling Marine Center and Nichole Price of Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences. If you want to email Phoebe and get photos/videos of scallops, she can be reached at phoebe@hurricaneisland.net.~~~~~Tickets are now on sale for the 2022 Headliner: The Warming Sea - an exploration of Hope in the face of the climate crisis. (thewarmingsea.me) - March 19, 2022, 7pm, Collins Center for the Arts.~~~~~~The Maine Science Podcast is a production of the Maine Science Festival. It was recorded at Discovery Studios, at the Maine Discovery Museum, in Bangor, ME. Edited and produced by Kate Dickerson; financial support from Central Maine Power; production support by Maranda Bouchard; and social media support from Next Media.The Discover Maine theme was composed and performed by Nick Parker. If you want to support the Maine Science Podcast and/or the Maine Science Festival, you can do so at our website mainesciencefestival.org either at our donation page OR by getting some MSF merchandise through our online store.Find us online:Website - Maine Science FestivalMaine Science Festival on social media: Facebook    Twitter     InstagramMaine Science Podcast on social media: Facebook    Twitter     InstagramMaine Science Festival Store - https://bit.ly/MSF-store © 2022 Maine Science Festival
Feb 3 2022
58 mins
Sarah Gabrielson (healthcare research)Sean Birkel (climate change)
Sean Birkel is a climatologist and Research Assistant Professor at the Climate Change Institute at the University of Maine. Sean is also the Maine State Climatologist and is part of the Maine Climate Council. One of his ongoing projects is Climate Reanalyzer, where visitors can visualize climate and weather datasets. Sean was also a critical part of the The Warming Sea project, meeting with Composer Lucas Richman as well as middle school students. ~~~~~Tickets are now on sale for the 2022 Headliner: The Warming Sea - an exploration of Hope in the face of the climate crisis. (thewarmingsea.me) - March 19, 2022, 7pm, Collins Center for the Arts.~~~~~~The Maine Science Podcast is a production of the Maine Science Festival. It was recorded at Discovery Studios, at the Maine Discovery Museum, in Bangor, ME. Edited and produced by Kate Dickerson; production support by Maranda Bouchard and social media support from Next Media. The Discover Maine theme was composed and performed by Nick Parker. If you want to support the Maine Science Podcast and/or the Maine Science Festival, you can do so at our website mainesciencefestival.org either at our donation page OR by getting some MSF merchandise through our online store. Find us online:Website - Maine Science FestivalMaine Science Festival on social media: Facebook    Twitter     InstagramMaine Science Podcast on social media: Facebook    Twitter     InstagramMaine Science Festival Store - https://bit.ly/MSF-storecontact us: podcast@mainesciencefestival.org© 2021 Maine Science Festival
Dec 30 2021
43 mins
Jeremy Gabrielson (land conservation)Catherine Schmitt (science communication)
Dec 2 2021
47 mins
Dustin Updike (genetics & basic research)
Dustin Updike is  an Associate Professor at MDI Biological Laboratory. Dustin's work looks at how stem cells maintain pluripotency -- the capacity to become other cell types in the body. Dustin and his team use some of the newest and most innovative biological research tools - including CRISPR - to study C. elegans nematodes. More about the Maine INBRE program:  https://inbre.maineidea.net/. And you can see some images of C. elegans at https://youtu.be/byFjiXBamKM.~~~~~~The 2022 Maine Science Festival Call for Ideas is open (https://www.mainesciencefestival.org/call-for-ideas) until November 19, 2021. Tickets are now on sale for the 2022 Headliner: The Warming Sea - an exploration of Hope in the face of the climate crisis. (thewarmingsea.me) - March 19, 2022, 7pm, Collins Center for the Arts.~~~~~~The Maine Science Podcast is a production of the Maine Science Festival. It was recorded at Discovery Studios, at the Maine Discovery Museum, in Bangor, ME. Edited and produced by Kate Dickerson; production support by Maranda Bouchard and social media support from Next Media. The Discover Maine theme was composed and performed by Nick Parker.  If you want to support the Maine Science Podcast and/or the Maine Science Festival, you can do so at our website mainesciencefestival.org either at our donation page OR by getting some MSF merchandise through our online store.  Find us online:Website - Maine Science FestivalMaine Science Festival on social media: Facebook    Twitter     InstagramMaine Science Podcast on social media: Facebook    Twitter     InstagramMaine Science Festival Store - https://bit.ly/MSF-storecontact us: podcast@mainesciencefestival.org© 2021 Maine Science Festival
Nov 11 2021
48 mins
Sam Hess (biophysics)
This episode is from the University of Maine's podcast The Maine Question, where one of their recent guests was 2015 5 Minute Genius speaker Sam Hess. Sam is a Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Maine, and his research is in biophysics and using physics techniques to understand biological processes at the cellular level. ~~~~~~~~~Tickets ($25/$10 for students) are now on sale for the 2022 Headliner: The Warming Sea - an exploration of Hope in the face of the climate crisis. (thewarmingsea.me) - March 19, 2022, 7pm, Collins Center for the Arts.  The Maine Science Podcast is a production of the Maine Science Festival. It was recorded at Discovery Studios, at the Maine Discovery Museum, Bangor, ME. Edited and produced by Kate Dickerson; production support by Maranda Bouchard and social media support from Next Media. The Discover Maine theme was composed and performed by Nick Parker.  If you want to support the Maine Science Podcast and/or the Maine Science Festival, you can do so at our website mainesciencefestival.org either at our donation page OR by getting some MSF merchandise through our online store.  Find us online:Website - Maine Science FestivalMaine Science Festival on social media: Facebook    Twitter     InstagramMaine Science Podcast on social media: Facebook    Twitter     InstagramMaine Science Festival Store - https://bit.ly/MSF-storecontact us: podcast@mainesciencefestival.org© 2021 Maine Science Festival
Oct 28 2021
28 mins
Ali Abedi (electrical engineering)
Ali Abedi is Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Cooperating Professor of Computing and Information Sciences, an Associate Vice President for Research, and Director of Center for Undergraduate Research (CUGR) at the University of Maine. His work relies heavily on a multi-disciplinary approach that is focused on engineering with a strong recognition of the foundation provided by physics and math. ~~~~~~The 2022 Maine Science Festival Call for Ideas is open (https://www.mainesciencefestival.org/call-for-ideas) until November 19, 2021.Tickets are now on sale for the 2022 Headliner: The Warming Sea - an exploration of Hope in the face of the climate crisis. (thewarmingsea.me) - March 19, 2022, 7pm, Collins Center for the Arts.~~~~~~The Maine Science Podcast is a production of the Maine Science Festival. It was recorded at Discovery Studios, at the Maine Discovery Museum, in Bangor, ME. Edited and produced by Kate Dickerson; production support by Maranda Bouchard and social media support from Next Media. The Discover Maine theme was composed and performed by Nick Parker.  If you want to support the Maine Science Podcast and/or the Maine Science Festival, you can do so at our website mainesciencefestival.org either at our donation page OR by getting some MSF merchandise through our online store.  Find us online:Website - Maine Science FestivalMaine Science Festival on social media: Facebook    Twitter     InstagramMaine Science Podcast on social media: Facebook    Twitter     InstagramMaine Science Festival Store - https://bit.ly/MSF-storecontact us: podcast@mainesciencefestival.org© 2021 Maine Science Festival
Oct 14 2021
34 mins
Christie Mahaffey (fermentation, quality control, quality assurance)
Sep 30 2021
49 mins
Tom Klak (geography & environmental restoration)
Tom Klak is a geographer who's recent work has focused on the restoration of the American chestnut tree. Tom is part of a team of researchers who are working on reviving the chestnut through a transgenic process, so that it can survive the fungus that decimated (and all but eradicated) chestnuts when it was discovered in the U.S. in 1904. If you have information about a chestnut tree where you live or roam, please feel free to reach out to Tom via email (tklak@une.edu). You can also learn more about the project(s) to restore the American chestnut tree at the American Chestnut Foundation (https://acf.org/).One note about the recording: you'll hear more than a few birds in the background. We kept them in, because it is both delightful and a truthful representation of Tom and part of what drives his work. ~~~~~~The MSF team is ramping up for March 2022 and the return of the Maine Science Festival. We'll have more details and information in our next episode. Until then, you can get excited about the MSF (and help support us!) by getting your own themed MSF t-shirt, mug, or even MSF Trading Cards. All are available on our store, available at our website (mainesciencefestival.org).~~~~~~The Maine Science Podcast is a production of the Maine Science Festival. It was recorded at Discovery Studios, at the Maine Discovery Museum, in Bangor, ME. Edited and produced by Kate Dickerson; production support by Maranda Bouchard and social media support from Next Media. The Discover Maine theme was composed and performed by Nick Parker.  If you want to support the Maine Science Podcast and/or the Maine Science Festival, you can do so at our website mainesciencefestival.org either at our donation page OR by getting some MSF merchandise through our online store.  Find us online:Website - Maine Science FestivalMaine Science Festival on social media: Facebook    Twitter     InstagramMaine Science Podcast on social media: Facebook    Twitter     InstagramMaine Science Festival Store - https://bit.ly/MSF-storecontact us: podcast@mainesciencefestival.org© 2021 Maine Science Festival
Sep 16 2021
1 hr 2 mins
Jason Bolton (food science)Sascha Deri (aerospace & engineering)
Sascha Deri is the CEO of bluShift Aerospace, and the first repeat guest on the Maine Science Podcast. Sascha is longtime presenter and supporter of the Maine Science Festival, and in this conversation Sascha provides some updates on what bluShift has been up to in the past year, as well as what's on tap in the future.Sascha was also part of the January 2021 online forum, From Maine to the Stars, available on the MSF YouTube channel. One note: host Kate Dickerson and her husband have taken part in the crowd equity funding discussed. ~~~~~~The Maine Science Podcast is a production of the Maine Science Festival. It was recorded at Discovery Studios, at the Maine Discovery Museum, in Bangor, ME. Edited and produced by Kate Dickerson; production support by Maranda Bouchard and social media support from Next Media. The Discover Maine theme was composed and performed by Nick Parker. Support provided by Maine Technology Institute. If you want to support the Maine Science Podcast and/or the Maine Science Festival, you can do so at our website mainesciencefestival.org either at our donation page OR by getting some MSF merchandise through our online store.  Find us online:Website - Maine Science FestivalMaine Science Festival on social media: Facebook    Twitter     InstagramMaine Science Podcast on social media: Facebook    Twitter     InstagramMaine Science Festival Store - https://bit.ly/MSF-storecontact us: podcast@mainesciencefestival.org© 2021 Maine Science Festival
Jul 8 2021
41 mins
Kristin Burkholder (microbiology) & Carrie Byron (marine ecology)
Jun 24 2021
47 mins
Jeri Bowers (Development & Public Relations)Magdalena Blaszkiewicz (bioscience)Online forum: COVID vaccines explainedOnline forum: vaccine distribution and public health
May 17 2021
56 mins
Online forum: How Maine's nonbiological science companies stepped up
This bonus episode is the audio from our March 17, 2021 online forum, How Maine companies stepped up. Round two = nonbiological science and engineering. This session covered some Maine companies that aren’t working in the biological sciences field, but who have nonetheless put their expertise and efforts into addressing the COVID-19 pandemic: Peter Malikowski (Cianbro Corporation), Bryan Donovan (A/Z Corp, a subsidiary of Cianbro), and Derek McKenney (Puritan Medical Products) discussed their partnership, and Jesse Lupo from Mossy Ledge Spirits covered their pivot to producing hand sanitizer.Thanks to our online forum sponsors the BioScience Association of Maine and media sponsor Maine Public for supporting the Maine Science Festival and these forums. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~The Maine Science Festival has received sponsorship support for this Bonus Maine Science Podcast forum episode from the BioScience Association of Maine and Maine Public. The Maine Science Podcast was recorded at Discovery Studios at the Maine Discovery Museum, in Bangor, Maine.  The Maine Science Podcast is produced and edited by Kate Dickerson. Production support from Maranda Bouchard and social media support from Next Media. The Variation on the Discover Maine theme was composed and performed by Nick Parker. Find us online:Website - Maine Science FestivalMaine Science Festival on social media: Facebook    Twitter     InstagramMaine Science Podcast on social media: Facebook    Twitter     Instagramcontact us: podcast@mainesciencefestival.org© 2021 Maine Science Festival
May 17 2021
53 mins