Learning & Living STEMM in Connecticut

The Academy is a nonprofit created by a special act of the Connecticut General Assembly in 1976, with key areas of work including advising and informing the people and the state of Connecticut, on science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine, collectively known as STEMM. This podcast is key to sharing, with the residents of our state, interesting STEMM developments, and increasing visibility for the state’s innovators and entrepreneurs, businesses and industries, academics, our talented workforce, and those doing STEMM-related work in public service.

Episode #7 A Changing Arctic

In this episode of Learning & Living STEMM in Connecticut, Penny Vlahos, professor and associate head, Department of Marine Sciences at the University of Connecticut, joins CASE to talk about the rapid change underway in the Arctic Ocean. With the projections that by 2040, it will experience its first ice-free September, what will be the impacts of these rapid changes on global and regional climates?

Episode #6 The Digital Transformation Conversation, continued

In this episode of Learning & Living STEMM in Connecticut, Mike Ambrose returns to continue the conversation on Digital Transformation and the real benefits of DX including reductions in time and costs, as well as improvements in quality.

Episode #5 What is Digital Transformation and Why is it so Important?

In this episode of Learning & Living STEMM in Connecticut, Mike Ambrose joins CASE to begin the conversation about Digital Transformation - or DX - and the complexities of product considerations, the importance of data, and concept of the single source of the truth.

Episode #4 STEM Student Research – Implementing Inexpensive Biochar to Remove Contaminants from Water

In this episode of Learning & Living STEMM in Connecticut, Snigtha Mohanraj, a sophomore at the Engineering & Science University Magnet School in New Haven, shares the inspiration for and research behind her award-winning project, “Implementing Inexpensive Biochar to Remove Contaminants in Water.”

Episode #3 UConn and SCSU-BioPath Partner to Bridge the Research Skills Gap

In this episode of Learning & Living STEMM in Connecticut, Professors Christine Broadbridge and Elizabeth Jockusch discuss the NSF funded RaMP, a partnership of UConn and Southern Connecticut State University BioPath, bridging the research skills gap for students from underserved and underrepresented populations, and as an initiative to solve the workforce issues within the biotech sector in Connecticut.

Episode #2 The Current State of HIV Treatment and Research

In this episode of Learning & Living STEMM in Connecticut, Drs. Umesh Hanumegowda and Max Lataillade join CASE to discuss the current status of HIV research and treatment, why HIV is a sneaky virus, and how years of HIV research led to a faster response during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Episode #1 Resistance is Futile: Evolution of Tolerance when Immunity to Parasites Isn’t Worth the Cost

In this episode of Learning & Living STEMM in Connecticut, Professors Daniel Bolnick and Jesse Weber share how research into the Three-Spined Stickleback is generating, as well as answering, questions on ecology, immune genetics, and evolution.