Podcast

In a Perfect Policy is a podcast created by the students of University of Wisconsin’s Catalysts for Science Policy. In this podcast we discuss current science policy issues with experts and enthusiasts to understand how policy can shape a better world.

Episode 1: Diversity in STEM

In this first episode we talk about diversity and underrepresented minorities in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines, with two phenomenal guests: 1) Jo Handelsman, Director of the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, former science advisor to President Barack Obama, contributor to the field of microbiology, and advocate against gender bias in STEM; 2) Derrick Smith, Director of Development at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery and founding member of 100 Black Men of Madison, a mentoring organization for disadvantaged youth. We also feature special guest PhD candidate and role model for young girls in STEM, Tiaira Porter! Released: Sept. 30th, 2019.