Chats with Change Makers

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Meet Bart Miller, P.E., a structural engineer who helps build some of the biggest and best sports stadiums in the United States.

Hear his stories, ask questions and stay tuned for a hands-on challenge you can try at home or in the classroom.

Your new host is Kavya, a grade 11 student from New Jersey and participant of SWENext.

Jan 2023 chat image featuring structural engineer Bart Miller

Meet Bart Miller, P.E., a structural engineer who helps build the biggest and best stadiums in the United States.

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. 

2023 Schedule: Join us on Thursdays at 1pm ET!

  • Jan 26: Meet Bart Miller, a structural engineer who helps build sports stadiums
  • Feb 23 (12pm ET on Girl Day!): Meet Kathy Lueders, a NASA engineer in Human Spaceflight
  • Mar 23: Shell engineer
  • Apr 27: Bechtel engineer

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.

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Meet Lovy Bhatia

Air Date: November 3, 2022

Meet Lovy Bhatia, a project manager and telecommunications engineer who has led global initiatives at Airbnb.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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Meet Margaret Dominguez and Stephanie Hernandez

Air Date: February 24, 2022

Meet two engineers who work on the James Webb Space Telescope!

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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!

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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.

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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!

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Meet Vatsal Shah

Air Date: October 7, 2021

Meet Vatsal, a civil engineering professional and teacher who gets to play with dirt every day!

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Season Two

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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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Meet Sylvana Azana

Air Date: October 23, 2020

Meet Sylvana, an engineer at ExxonMobil who gets to work on top secret projects!

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Meet Stephanie Hernandez

Air Date: September 25, 2020

Meet Stephanie, an engineer at Northrop Grumman who works on a space time machine!

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Season One

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!

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Meet Brad Roberts

Air Date: June 19, 2020

Meet Brad, a land surveyor and NCEES volunteer who likes to surf in his spare time!

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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!

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Meet Jonathan Brower

Air Date: June 5, 2020

Meet Jonathan, a structural engineer who battles gravity, earthquakes, and wind every day!

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Meet Molly Payne

Air Date: May 29, 2020

Meet Molly, a Cyber Engineer at Raytheon who tracks down hackers across the globe!

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Meet David Currie

Air Date: May 22, 2020

Meet David, an engineer at TE Connectivity who uses 3D printers to design cool models!

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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!

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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 monthly series “Chats with Change Makers” featuring engineers who are working hard to change the world. Your host is Kavya, a high school junior and SWENext participant. Join us on January 26 at 1pm ET for the next live chat presented in collaboration with the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES). Kavya will chat with Bart Miller, P.E., a structural engineer who helps build some of the biggest and best sports stadiums in the United States. Hear his stories, ask questions, and stay tuned for a fun engineering challenge kids can try away from their screens, at home or in the classroom. Register today! https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/9016698141824/WN_ZHl8DefYRXySI4JMO8t6Qw 

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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/

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