Chats with Change Makers

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Monthly STEM Career Chats for Grades 3-8: Join Us!

Celebrate Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day!

Join us on February 22 at 12pm ET for a virtual live chat with Peyton Gibson, a civil engineer and urban economist with a featured role in the brand-new IMAX film “Cities of the Future” premiering during Engineers Week 2024!

Based in Amsterdam, Peyton will talk about her career in civil engineering, including her current job at Autodesk working with architecture, engineering, and construction companies to design and make a better world for everyone.

Tune in to hear her stories, ask questions, and learn more about her experiences filming “Cities of the Future” to inspire the next generation.

Your host is Kavya, a grade 12 student from New Jersey and participant of SWENext.

 

Chats with Change Maker graphic featuring mechanical engineer Avery Layne

Celebrate Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day! Meet Peyton Gibson, a civil engineer and urban economist with a featured role in the brand-new IMAX film “Cities of the Future” premiering during Engineers Week 2024!

 

Calling all elementary and middle school students!

Tune into our monthly series “Chats with Change Makers,” hosted by high school senior 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.  

Join us on Thursdays at 1pm ET for new LIVE monthly chats!

  • Jan 25
  • Feb 22 (12pm ET start on Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day)
  • Mar 21
  • Apr 25
  • May 23

 

 

Meet Avery Layne

Air Date: January 25, 2024

Meet Avery Layne, a PhD student in mechanical engineering at the University of Maryland researching how to make buildings run better for everyone!

 

Meet Jay Abbott

Air Date: December 7, 2023

Meet Jay Abbott, a field engineer at McCarl’s who uses advanced technology like drones and laser scanners to perform complex projects in the minerals and metals industry.

 

Meet Leah Baker

Air Date: November 2, 2023

Meet Leah Baker, a chemical engineer at Cargill who uses her knowledge of chemistry to help customers find the best products for them.

 

Meet Ben Dopp

Air Date: October 5, 2023

Meet Ben Dopp, a 3D printing specialist at TE Connectivity who creates amazing products for automobiles, electronics, appliances – even commercial and military aircraft!

 

Season Four

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 and currently works as a program manager at Amazon.

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.

Season Three

Meet Michael Pearse

Air Date: April 28, 2022

Meet Michael Pearse, an IEEE-USA member and software quality engineer at Foot Locker Inc. 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! Margaret Dominguez, Optical Engineer at NASA, and Stephanie Hernandez, Systems Engineer at Northrop Grumman.

Meet Kameelah Majied

Air Date: January 27, 2022

Meet Kameelah Majied, an engineer and project manager 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, an 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!

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!

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!

 

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!

 

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 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 educators! DiscoverE’s “Chats with Change Makers” invites students to meet STEM professionals who are working hard to change the world. Join DiscoverE and the American Society of Civil Engineers to celebrate Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day on February 22 at 12pm ET for a virtual live chat with Peyton Gibson, a civil engineer and urban economist with a featured role in the brand-new IMAX filmCities of the Future! Based in Amsterdam, Peyton will talk about her career in civil engineering, including her current job at Autodesk working with architecture, engineering, and construction companies to design and make a better world for everyone. Tune in to hear her stories, ask questions, and learn more about her experiences filming “Cities of the Future” to inspire the next generation. Your host is Kavya, a high school senior and SWENext participant. Register today! https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/7717072606654/WN_lwrzFDxIRzye1e62QMbbqQ

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