Friday, December 17, 2021

Check out the 'Professors are People Too' podcast by students for students

Get to know more about your CSE professors in the new “Professors Are People Too” podcast series developed by a group of CSE students to serve as a bridge between students and professors. The five initial podcasts are now available on Spotify.
Get to know your CSE professors!

Get to know more about your CSE professors in the new “Professors Are People Too” podcast series developed by a group of CSE students. Initiated by chemical engineering senior Samuel Wang, the series aims to serve as a bridge between students and professors. They created the project as part of the IE 5541 project management course.

Wang, who co-hosted the series with computer science and data science junior Shreya Suvarnapathaki, asked the professors questions about themselves such as what they like to do in their free time, why they chose engineering, and what is their "life story." The interviews, recorded this fall, include:
  • Michelle Calabrese, assistant professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
  • Rhonda Franklin, professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Paul Imbertson, teaching professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Shana Watters, associate teaching professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering
  • Boya Xiong, assistant professor in the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering
The podcast team also included CSE students Tom Madden (mechanical engineering senior), who served as the sound engineer and podcast editor; Nathan Christensen (electrical engineering senior), who wrote the questions and created content for the website; and Joseph (Duy) Nguyen (chemical engineering junior), who designed the podcast logo. The CSE Marketing and Communications team served as mentors for the project.

You can listen to the "Professors Are People Too" series on Spotify or by visiting the podcast website.

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