Join us for the LIVE RECORDING of Sci-Tech's new Podcast!
Our third “Meet the Experts” line up will focus on the world of science. We’ve all done science experiments to test the world around us, but what does it mean to learn so much about a specific scientific topic that you complete a PhD in it? Join our experts as they share with us why they decided to pursue doctoral research and how their perspectives on science has changed over the years. They will also talk about the role that Judaism has played in choosing and journeying through their current profession! The best part? You'll get to ask them questions too!
TUESDAY JULY 28, 7:00 PM ET - Sam Kazer & Maddy Jennewein (Doctorate)
On Tuesday, Sam and Maddy will talk about how scientific research works, and the joys and challenges of their post - doctoral life. Sam and Maddy were both pioneer staff members at SciTech, and both completed their PhDs this year, Sam at MIT, and Maddy at Harvard. Sam worked on understanding early HIV infection on the single-cell level, while Maddy explored how immunity is conferred from mother to child during pregnancy. Sam is about to start a joint Postdoctoral Fellowship at Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, where he plans to investigate how immunity develops in the nose to fight respiratory infections. Maddy just started at the Fred Hutch Institute in Seattle, working on COVID.
THURSDAY JULY 30, 7:00 PM ET - Rachel Shapiro (PhD Candidate)
On Thursday, Rachel will discuss her time in graduate school, and what it means to be a PhD candidate and defend a dissertation. Rachel is currently a PhD candidate in chemical and biomolecular engineering at Johns Hopkins University. She was the inaugural assistant director of URJ 6 Points Sci-Tech Academy-West, and spent many summers at the URJ Kutz Camp and a summer as the Program Director at Sci-Tech East.