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UnDisciplined: The Computational Pedagogist And The Undead Philosopher


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Podcast: UnDisciplined
Episode: UnDisciplined: The Computational Pedagogist And The Undead Philosopher
Pub date: 2019-05-10


This week on UnDisciplined, we’re talking about math education and … zombies? If those two things seem like they don’t have anything to do with each other, well, that’s the idea. On our show, we bring together researchers from vastly different areas of study, and we ask them to build connections. And that takes … brains. Get it?

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113: All Work and Some Play – Isaac Childres on Following Your Passion After a PhD


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Podcast: Hello PhD
Episode: 113: All Work and Some Play – Isaac Childres on Following Your Passion After a PhD
Pub date: 2019-05-01

Sometimes, a graduate school education follows the strait and narrow path through dissertation, postdoc, and faculty position.

And sometimes, it sprouts wings and takes you somewhere else entirely.

That was the experience for Isaac Childress. Isaac began his career as a physics PhD studying high-energy particles. But “Plan A” didn’t turn out exactly as he expected.

Instead he found his muse in board games, and worked to design one of the top-rated games in history.

Isaac Childres, PhD – founder of Cephalofair Games and designer of Gloomhaven

This week we talk to Isaac about the downs, and ups, of his non-traditional career path.

For Isaac, graduate school was a struggle with plenty of disappointments and feelings of failure. But outside the lab, he found inspiration while playing board and video games with his friends. As he played, he started to notice game dynamics that could be better. He imagined story lines and player interactions that would be both fun and challenging.

Near the end of his graduate training, Isaac had designed a game called Forge War and had tested it with friends and reviewers. He set up a Kickstarter to see if maybe, just maybe, he’d earn enough support to actually get it published.

The kickstarter brought in over $100,000.

Isaac followed up Forge War with his award-winning Gloomhaven game, and the rest, as they say, is history. This physics PhD was building worlds, testing game dynamics, and ultimately, delighting players around the globe.

We hear about everything from the time he was kicked out of his research group to the moment he knew his board game Kickstarter was going to be something special.

If you’ve ever wondered if there’s a place for you outside the lab or in the world beyond graduate school, Isaac’s story is sure to inspire.

Just make sure you look before you leap. Isaac concludes, “It’s alway good to have a backup plan before you start pursuing your dreams…”

Find Isaac Childres at Cephalofair.com or on Twitter @cephalofair.

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This week’s refreshment comes once again from listener Adrian who shares the TROPICÁLIA American IPA from Creature Comforts Brewing in Athens, GA. It’s the perfect not-too-bitter finish to a sunny spring day.

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53: Skin in the game


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Podcast: Everything Hertz
Episode: 53: Skin in the game
Pub date: 2017-11-17

Dan and James discuss whether you need to have “skin in the game” to critique research.

Here’s what else they cover in the episode:

  • Should scientists be required to communicate their science?
  • If your research is likely to be misinterpreted try and get out of in front of what’s going to be said
  • Will science communication just become another metric?
  • The distinction between “science communication” and “science media”
  • Who’s going to pay for all science communicators that we’ll need to communicate everyone’s science?
  • Dan and James mispronounce Dutch and German names and give a formal apology to the nation of The Netherlands
  • Outcome switching in clinical trials
  • Does having skin in the game guarantee expertise, or just wild biases?
  • James’ recent desk rejection from a Journal Editor
  • Dan’s method to invite manuscript reviewers as an Associate Editor

Links:
The science communication Twitter thread https://twitter.com/ocaptmycapt/status/927193779693645825
ERC comics https://www.erccomics.com
The “skin in the game” tweet https://twitter.com/paperbag1/status/914923706648055813
That study in neuopsychopharmacology on a IL-6 receptor antibody to treat residual symptoms in schizophrenia https://www.nature.com/articles/npp2017258

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Citizens Disrupt: Episode 3 – Extreme Citizen Science


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Podcast: Science: Disrupt
Episode: Citizens Disrupt: Episode 3 – Extreme Citizen Science
Pub date: 2018-09-15

We’re baaaack! Well, Linda is back – and she’s got three great interviews with people transforming how science can be done.

Linda Doyle takes us on a tour of the world of citizen science in this mini-series, Citizens Disrupt.

In this episode Linda explores extreme citizen science!

She speaks to:

1. Muki Haklay – Professor of Geographical Information Science at UCL

2. Dana Lewis – Founder of OpenAPS the artificial pancreas system that has transformed the lives of 100s of people with diabetes

3. Erik Johnston – Associate Professor at Arizona State who is studying communities that develop scientific ventures for their needs

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Syllabus Resources


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Podcast: Teaching in Higher Ed
Episode: Syllabus Resources
Pub date: 2019-12-26

Angela Jenks on episode 289 of the Teaching in Higher Ed podcast.

Quotes from the episode

I think the most important thing is thinking about the syllabus from a student's perspective.

The farther you get in a field, the more differently you read.
-Angela Jenks

Looking for open education resources is always good, no matter what field you are in.
-Angela Jenks

I think the most important thing is thinking about the syllabus from a student’s perspective.
-Angela Jenks

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Technology Transfer and Partnerships


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Podcast: Vanderbilt Beyond the Lab podcast
Episode: Technology Transfer and Partnerships
Pub date: 2019-12-10

Dr. Margaret Read, PhD, reminds us that we are always a scientist, regardless of what career path we pursue. Learn more about her particular role as the General Manger of Corporate Alliances, Center for Technology Transfer and Commercialization at Vanderbilt University.

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135: The Time I Made a Fart Sound During a Test


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Podcast: The Cult of Pedagogy Podcast
Episode: 135: The Time I Made a Fart Sound During a Test
Pub date: 2019-11-24

Just a little story for you; the title says it all. 

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Ep 173: Dr. Mary Ellen Dello Stritto and Stephania Fregosi on Data and Methods in Sustainability Research – Bonus Clip # 1 – Stephania’s Educational Background and Professional Pathway


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Podcast: Research in Action | A podcast for faculty & higher education professionals on research design, methods, productivity & more
Episode: Ep 173: Dr. Mary Ellen Dello Stritto and Stephania Fregosi on Data and Methods in Sustainability Research – Bonus Clip # 1 – Stephania’s Educational Background and Professional Pathway
Pub date: 2019-09-30

Bonus Clip #1 [00:00-04:49]: Stephania’s Educational Background and Professional Pathway

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