Podcast Ep. 20 Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland and the Definition of Sustainability
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Podcast Ep. 20 Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland and the Definition of Sustainability

What does “sustainability” mean? Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland is famous for serving three terms as the Prime Minister of Norway and chairing the World Commission on Environment and Development — the Brundtland Commission — which defined sustainable development as “development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to … Continue reading

Podcast Ep. 19 Scientists and Impostor Syndrome: Can We Do Anything About It?
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Podcast Ep. 19 Scientists and Impostor Syndrome: Can We Do Anything About It?

You may have heard of “impostor syndrome” or “imposter phenomenon,” when perfectly competent people have the feeling that they don’t belong or are faking it in their professional lives. It can lead sufferers to hold back their ideas and self-reject from opportunities, and it is surprisingly common among high-achieving people. In this episode, we talk … Continue reading

Podcast Ep 18. Why Do We Care About Emerging Contaminants?
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Podcast Ep 18. Why Do We Care About Emerging Contaminants?

As the Director of the Great Lakes Genomics Center in the School of Freshwater Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Professor Rebecca Klaper researches emerging contaminants such as nanomaterials and pharmaceuticals and how they affect freshwater organisms. In this episode we interview Dr. Klaper about the future of emerging contaminants and how her work relates … Continue reading

Podcast Ep 17. Putting Science to Work for Society: A Visit to the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station
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Podcast Ep 17. Putting Science to Work for Society: A Visit to the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station

Chemistry at the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station ranges from testing how nanoparticles help plants grow to determining what kind of poison was placed in someone’s coffee. In this episode, we interview Dr. Jason White, Vice Director of Analytical Chemistry at the CAES and our newest collaborator in the Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology. To listen to … Continue reading

Podcast Ep 16. Maybe Not the Next Industrial Revolution? Societal & Ethical Implications of Nanotechnology
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Podcast Ep 16. Maybe Not the Next Industrial Revolution? Societal & Ethical Implications of Nanotechnology

A lot has changed in the last 10-15 years about our hopes and fears around nanotechnology. Ira Bennett and Jameson Wetmore are professors in the Center for Nanotechnology in Society at Arizona State University, and on this episode of the Sustainable Nano podcast we interview them about the complexities of understanding the ethical and societal implications … Continue reading

Recommended Audio for Our Podcast Listeners
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Recommended Audio for Our Podcast Listeners

Alas, there is no new Sustainable Nano Podcast episode this week. But while you’re eagerly awaiting the next installment, here are a few other radio and podcast pieces related to the Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology that you might enjoy: Wisconsin Public Radio’s Larry Meiller Show interview with CSN Director Bob Hamers: Materials Research For Renewable Energy People Behind the Science … Continue reading

Podcast Ep 15. The Art of Beehives, Foam, & Bubbles: An Interview with Peter Krsko
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Podcast Ep 15. The Art of Beehives, Foam, & Bubbles: An Interview with Peter Krsko

Artist Peter Krsko uses his background in physics and materials science to study and communicate about nature. He is described as a “bioinspired artist whose approach combines science and art, participatory, interactive and community arts, and play with hands-on education.” On this episode of the podcast, we interview Dr. Krsko about art, science, community building, … Continue reading