Chats with Change Makers
Meet Vanesa Martinez, a project controls engineer at Bechtel who helps her team stay on schedule and on budget to efficiently deliver green energy globally!
Calling all elementary and middle school students!
Tune into our monthly series “Chats with Change Makers,” hosted by high school junior Kavya, to meet STEM professionals who are working hard to change the world.
Teachers and parents are invited to tune-in along with their students to meet an engineer and ask questions.
At the end of each session, the engineer guest issues a hands-on engineering challenge that kids can do away from their screens.
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Meet Vanesa Martinez
Air Date: April 27, 2023
Meet Vanesa Martinez, a project controls engineer at Bechtel who helps her team stay on schedule and on budget to efficiently deliver green energy globally.
Meet Francisca Ogundele
Air Date: March 23, 2023
Meet Francisca Ogundele, a Chemical Engineer at Shell who uses her engineering and project management skills to design and build infrastructure on offshore platforms in the Gulf of Mexico!
Meet Cathy Koerner
Air Date: February 23, 2023
Meet Cathy Koerner, a NASA leader who is guiding the development of systems that will land the first woman on the Moon and send humans to Mars!
Meet Bart Miller
Air Date: January 26, 2023
Meet Bart Miller, PE, a structural engineer who helps build some of the biggest and best stadiums in the United States.
Meet Nicholas Weddington
Air Date: December 1, 2022
Meet Nicholas Weddington, a product development engineer at TE Connectivity who works on 3D modeling and sensor testing for a range of products from life-saving medical devices to oil rigs.
Meet Lovy Bhatia
Air Date: November 3, 2022
Meet Lovy Bhatia, a project manager and telecommunications engineer who has led global initiatives at Airbnb.
Meet Emily Rose
Air Date: October 6, 2022
Meet Emily Rose, a Mining Geotechnical Engineer who uses her understanding of geological conditions to evaluate mines and keep people safe.
Meet Michael Pearse
Air Date: April 28, 2022
Meet Michael Pearse, a software quality engineer who tests (and breaks!) software products to ensure that the functionality works as intended!
Meet Katie Kelly
Air Date: March 31, 2022
Meet Katie Kelly, a bridge design engineer who ensures public safety by evaluating old bridges and designing new ones.
Meet Margaret Dominguez and Stephanie Hernandez
Air Date: February 24, 2022
Meet two engineers who work on the James Webb Space Telescope!
Meet Kameelah Majied
Air Date: January 27, 2022
Meet Kameelah Majied, a mechanical engineer who uses large machines to make the best medicines in the world!
Meet Zoraida Martinez Duarte
Air Date: December 2, 2021
Meet Zoraida Martinez Duarte, a computer engineer and project manager who helps underserved communities get access to opportunities in the tech industry.
Meet Allie Reiling
Air Date: November 4, 2021
Meet Allie, a water engineer who works to improve human health by finding out what’s in our water and what we can do about it!
Meet Vatsal Shah
Air Date: October 7, 2021
Meet Vatsal, a civil engineering professional and teacher who gets to play with dirt every day!
Meet Malika Grayson
Air Date: May 28, 2021
Meet Malika, an engineer who leads projects that strategize which web applications are best for Northrop Grumman!
Meet Ben Gonzalez Vazquez
Air Date: April 30, 2021
Meet Ben, a Bechtel engineering designer who uses data, creativity, and smart software to design miles of piping for water and fuel!
Meet Maria Appeaning
Air Date: March 26, 2021
Meet Maria, a research chemist at 3M who develops materials that are designed to stick and not stick!
Meet Joan Higginbotham
Air Date: February 25, 2021
Meet Joan Higginbotham at Collins Aerospace, an electrical engineer, rocket scientist and astronaut whose job took her out of this world!
Meet Murray Fredlund
Air Date: January 22, 2021
Meet Murray, an engineer at Bentley Systems who works to make sure earth dams don’t collapse!
Meet Avery Bang
Air Date: November 20, 2020
Meet Avery, a Civil Engineer and CEO of Bridges to Prosperity where she leads a global team to build bridges to better lives!
Meet Sylvana Azana
Air Date: October 23, 2020
Meet Sylvana, an engineer at ExxonMobil who gets to work on top secret projects!
Meet Stephanie Hernandez
Air Date: September 25, 2020
Meet Stephanie, an engineer at Northrop Grumman who works on a space time machine!
Meet Caroline Treuthardt
Air Date: June 26, 2020
Meet Caroline, an engineer at UL whose job has included throwing, breaking and lighting things on fire!
Meet Brad Roberts
Air Date: June 19, 2020
Meet Brad, a land surveyor and NCEES volunteer who likes to surf in his spare time!
Meet Gayle Baker
Air Date: June 12, 2020
Meet Gayle, an agricultural engineer who works to improve farming practices. She thinks about manure on a daily basis!
Meet Jonathan Brower
Air Date: June 5, 2020
Meet Jonathan, a structural engineer who battles gravity, earthquakes, and wind every day!
Meet Molly Payne
Air Date: May 29, 2020
Meet Molly, a Cyber Engineer at Raytheon who tracks down hackers across the globe!
Meet David Currie
Air Date: May 22, 2020
Meet David, an engineer at TE Connectivity who uses 3D printers to design cool models!
Meet Emily Muggleton
Air Date: May 8, 2020
Meet Emily, an engineer at Collins Aerospace who designs space suits for astronauts on the International Space Station!
Meet Jonathan Daniels
Air Date: May 1, 2020
For our new Friday series “Chats with Change Makers,” Tiffany talked with Jonathan. An engineer at Shell, Jonathan and Tiffany covered lots of topics from favorite thing he likes about his job to tv shows and more.
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Calling all elementary and middle school students! Tune into DiscoverE’s “Chats with Change Makers” to meet STEM professionals who are working hard to change the world. Join us on Thursday, April 27 at 1pm ET to meet Vanesa Martinez Huerta, a project controls engineer at Bechtel who helps her team stay on schedule and on budget to efficiently deliver green energy globally.
Hear her stories, ask questions, and stay tuned for a fun engineering challenge kids can try away from their screens, at home or in the classroom. Your host is Kavya, a high school junior and SWENext participant. Register today! https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/4716799354116/WN_zxF5hWMnQ8ajLY17HyaOaQ
Join @DiscoverEorg and @Bechtel for Chats with Change Makers! Meet Vanesa Martinez Huerta, a project controls engineer at Bechtel who helps her team stay on schedule and on budget to efficiently deliver green energy globally! Register today: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/4716799354116/WN_zxF5hWMnQ8ajLY17HyaOaQ
Calling all elementary and middle school students! Tune into DiscoverE’s monthly series “Chats with Change Makers” to meet STEM professionals who are working hard to change the world. Hear their stories, ask questions, and stay tuned for a fun engineering challenge kids can do away from their screens at home or in the classroom. Sign up for a live session or watch on demand at DiscoverE.org/engage/chats-with-change-makers/
Watch @DiscoverEorg’s Chats with Change Makers on-demand! Meet STEM professionals who are working hard to change the world. Tune in at DiscoverE.org/engage/chats-with-change-makers/