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In 1969, we reached the moon. With each step on its surface, every year an astronaut orbits our planet and with every dream of the possibilities beyond – a new generation falls in love with space exploration. Fifty years after Apollo 11, today’s NASA astronauts, voices from the Apollo Era and students from the Mars generation are brought together to share their journeys and to remember an unforgettable moment.
 
What if you could learn from 100 of the world’s most inspiring women? Introducing “Seneca’s 100 Women to Hear” a podcast brought to you by the Seneca Women’s Podcast Network and iHeart Radio in partnership with P&G. Over the course of 100 episodes you’ll hear from women who broke barriers, changed history and are building bridges across political divides. You’ll get insight into not just what they accomplished but how they think about the world. These are Seneca’s 100 women to hear. Listen, ...
 
“Share your science” is a new story collection from scientists at the NASA Ames Research Center. The Ames Science Directorate comprises of researchers from the Earth, Space, and Biosciences Divisions. We are sharing this collection to showcase the breadth of fascinating research and to capture personal stories, challenges, discussions about diversity, science communication, and special moments scientists would like to share along their journey. Our aim is to foster a welcoming space and insp ...
 
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When Ellen Ochoa was growing up, there were no women astronauts to model herself after. But her excellence in math and science got her a job at NASA, and eventually into space. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comBy Seneca Women Podcast Network & iHeartRadio
 
For Mother's Day, we revisit Christy Turlington Burns, founder of the global nonprofit, Every Mother Counts. The former supermodel has dedicated the last 10 years to bringing down the shockingly high rate of maternal death—both in the US and around the world. Christy started Every Mother Counts after enduring dangerous complications following the b…
 
Interested in building an instrument to fly to Mars? Listen in as Dave Blake - race car engine builder, biologist, geologist, and spacecraft instrument designer extraordinaire - describes his science journey.By 660401
 
Anna May Wong was a big star in the 1920s and 30s—she almost overshadowed Marlene Dietrich in Shanghai Express. Arizona State University professor Dr. Karen Leong tells why it's time for a new appreciation of Wong, as both a captivating actress and a crusader against racism. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com…
 
Anna Jarvis, the founder of Mother’s Day, never had children of her own. But as Dr. Katharine Antolini, history professor at West Virginia Wesleyan College, tells us, Jarvis was a tireless campaigner for the movement to honor mothers—and a fierce defender of her personal vision for the day. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodc…
 
In February, Amanda Nguyen helped ignite the crusade to combat violence against Asian Americans. But her activism goes back farther; in 2016 she persuaded Congress to pass legislation—unanimously!—to ensure the rights of sexual assault survivors She is also the founder of Rise, a nonprofit that helps individuals pass legislation on issues that mean…
 
She was the first woman to lead an Ivy League college, as president of the University of Pennsylvania, and the first woman to be president of the prestigious Rockefeller Foundation. Now she’s reshaping our perspective on finance with her new book, Making Money Moral: How a New Wave of Visionaries is Linking Purpose and Profit. Learn more about your…
 
An astrobiologist, a bioinformation, and a microbial ecologist are just a few of the passions that make up Parag Vaishampayan's science journey. At NASA's Ames Research Center, Parag is space biology portfolio scientist.By 660401
 
Sixteen-year-old Marley Dias likes to call herself “a problem solver,” a role she took on with #1000BlackGirlBooks, the campaign she launched at age 10. Now an author and TV host, as well as the youngest member of Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list, she’s on a mission of social justice, equality and inclusiveness. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://…
 
Thousands of children in Flint, Michigan were exposed to dangerous levels of lead in the city’s drinking water—but the world didn’t pay attention until pediatrician and public health advocate Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha called a 2015 press conference to reveal her findings on the problem. Hear how she found the courage to stand up and fight for Flint's …
 
In 1967, Kathrine Switzer was the subject of one of the most famous sports photos of all time, when a male race official attacked her and tried to eject her from the all-male Boston Marathon. Switzer finished her race and went on to become a champion for women in sports. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com…
 
Dr. David Des Marais is a senior space scientist at NASA Ames Research Center. In this interview, we talk about his research into the role of carbon on Earth and in space, what Mars could teach us about life on Earth, and the excitement of watching the Mars rovers land. Finally, we discuss how space exploration brings people together, uniting curio…
 
If women’s basketball is a big deal these days, you can partly thank Val Ackerman, former college basketball star and founding president of the WNBA. Today she’s commissioner of the Big East Conference, overseeing 22 men’s and women’s sports. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com…
 
The founder and CEO of communications consultancy McPherson Strategies has a new book that tells how to make the human connections that mean so much, and why the most important thing we can do is ask others: How can I help? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comBy Seneca Women Podcast Network & iHeartRadio
 
There are valuable lessons to learned—in leadership, and in giving back—from Michelle Nunn, President and CEO of this acclaimed humanitarian organization that helps tens of millions of people around the world. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comBy Seneca Women Podcast Network & iHeartRadio
 
Dr. Rama Nemani, Senior Earth Scientist at the NASA Ames Research Center, works on ecological forecasting. In this interview, we discuss how Rama’s career trajectory moved from farming to supercomputing, NASA Earth Exchange (NEX), the difference between simulation modeling and data analysis, and what’s hiding in the woods in Montana.…
 
Among the many successes for this inspiring leader and long-time champion of women is Coca-Cola’s 5by20 initiative. Its goal was to empower 5 million women entrepreneurs by the end of 2020; it not only met that target—but exceeded it by 1 million women! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com…
 
Diana Gentry, a research scientist at NASA Ames Research Center, studies aerobiology (microbes in clouds), biodiversity, biomaterials, and biological systems. Diana describes herself as at the nexus of both science and engineering where she speaks both languages and translates back and forth, helping scientists and engineers better understand what …
 
The first woman and first African-American person to lead the magnificent Library of Congress, Dr. Carla Hayden is making sure that the Library's millions of documents and artifacts are accessible to all Americans. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comBy Seneca Women Podcast Network & iHeartRadio
 
For Women’s History Month, we’re showcasing women entrepreneurs and revisiting some of our favorite episodes. One standout is Kay Koplovitz: She changed the way we watch TV, and was the first woman to lead a TV network. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comBy Seneca Women Podcast Network & iHeartRadio
 
The TV journalists and authors of the best-sellers The Confidence Code and The Confidence Code for Girls, have a new book out, Living the Confidence Code, which tells the inspiring stories of 30 amazing young women who are making a real difference in the world. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com…
 
Schools in Washington, DC, were still segregated when Shirley Jackson started her education. She went on to become the first African American woman to get a PhD from MIT, the chair of the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and president of the renowned RPI. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com…
 
Today we are revisiting a very special episode featuring Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex, a long-time advocate for gender equality and youth empowerment. She has long used her power for purpose, leveraging platforms—from the United Nations to the Royal Foundation Forum—to encourage us all to think differently about the world in which we live and how …
 
Dr. Matthew Johnson's research is in atmospheric chemistry, a branch of atmospheric science, which looks at the composition and chemistry of Earth's atmosphere, such as aerosols and trace gas emissions, and how particles may impact human health. Dr. Johnson's research interest is in combining remotely-sensed, modeling, and "in situ" (meaning locall…
 
She's earned raves for her lead role in the Netflix comedy hit, "Never Have I Ever." And Maitreyi Ramakrishnan wants to make sure she's not the only young woman of South Asian descent who gets to see herself represented in movies and TV. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com…
 
Among her many firsts: She was the first woman to become a four-star admiral in the US Navy, and the first African-American woman to command a ship. Her life story has been one of resilience and courage. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comBy Seneca Women Podcast Network & iHeartRadio
 
Her nonfiction books—including Ashley’s War and The Dressmaker of Khair Khana—top best-seller lists and get made into movies and TV series. Gayle Tzemach Lemmon talks about the remarkable women she’s written about, including for her newest book, The Daughters of Kobani. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com…
 
One of the most influential people in the art world, Thelma Golden has made The Studio Museum in Harlem the leading venue for contemporary and modern art by Black artists. She tells why art is so important to making sense of our lives today. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com…
 
Ever since she was 3, Alyssa Carson has dreamed of traveling to Mars. She's now 19, and she's spent the years in between getting experience at NASA space camps and earning fame as an aspiring astronaut. Alyssa is also partnering with Olay on their campaign to get more women and girls into STEM fields. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www…
 
Dr. Dan Whitt studies currents and the circulation of nutrients in ocean ecosystems. Dan describes his Ph.D. research on internal waves ‒ oscillations found where the ocean is stratified by density ‒ and compares this effect to an expertly-poured Arnold Palmer. The drink should form two layers, as the iced tea is less dense than sugary lemonade: “w…
 
Dr. Ella Sciamma-O’Brien is a research scientist in laboratory astrophysics and planetary science. As a member of the Astrophysics and Astrochemistry Laboratory at NASA Ames Research Center, Dr. Sciamma-O’Brien has been working on the Titan Haze Simulation (THS) experiment, developed on the NASA Ames Cosmic Simulation Chamber (COSmiC). In this inte…
 
Dr. Naseem Rangwala is an astrophysicist and project scientist for the SOFIA mission. SOFIA, or the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, is a modified Boeing 747 airplane carrying a large telescope. SOFIA observes the universe through long infrared wavelengths. As project scientist, Dr. Rangwala is responsible for managing the impactfu…
 
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