014 Cosmetic Magic, Harry Potter, and Whiskey with Micaela Brown

Today’s guest is a little untraditional, but we know you will find her absolutely magical!  Micaela Brown is bursting with great ideas and passion that is sure to capture your interest.  She launched herself into the entrepreneurial community and taught herself the technology needed to support her seven business plans.  You may have heard of Dinner en Blanc, Blush & […]

013 Virgin Galactic taking off in New Mexico with Jonathan Firth

You might say that Jonathan Firth flew into New Mexico through suborbital space aboard Virgin Galactic. A native of the UK, he arrived in the Land of Enchantment with a short-term plan that has since led to a bit longer stay (as so many of us have experienced). He uses his vast knowledge of business, having worked for the Virgin […]

012 Disrupting STEM Education in Colorado with Mark Hyatt

Mark Hyatt could fly airplanes before he learned how to drive cars. His rich background in STEM began with his long career in the U.S. Air Force. After several retirements, he is now in a bonus career that is disrupting education in his home state of Colorado. Mark’s initiative and program, Falcon Aerolab, is providing STEM training for students through […]

011 The Face of Competitive Robotics with Karthik Kanagasabapathy (Part 2)

If you have been involved with any part of competitive robotics, you have most likely seen the smiling face of this week’s STEM Rockstar, Karthik Kanagasabapathy.  When you listen to our conversation with Karthik, you will understand why he is often at the microphone at FIRST and IFI/VEX Robotics events.  He excels in communicating the fun and passion of competitive […]

010 The Face of Competitive Robotics with Karthik Kanagasabapathy (Part 1)

If you have been involved with any part of competitive robotics, you have most likely seen the smiling face of this week’s STEM Rockstar, Karthik Kanagasabapathy.  When you listen to our conversation with Karthik, you will understand why he is often at the microphone at FIRST and IFI/VEX Robotics events.  He excels in communicating the fun and passion of competitive […]

009 Boosting Engineering Science and Technology (BEST)

The volunteer work of this next guest has impacted thousands of lives, including ours. Janne Ackerman is a longtime philanthropist with BEST Robotics, the competition in which we established a team to participate beginning in 2005. In 2008, we met Janne at a Regional Championship and have admired her and her husband Garry since as they have led TX BEST […]

008 Hot Air Balloons, Star Wars and Drones

This week’s guest may have gotten his love of STEM from a galaxy far, far away as his passion for Star Wars cannot be missed!  Paul Garver has brought an energy to the Anderson Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum that cannot be denied.  Whether you find him talking with volunteers, interacting with his staff, or planning the next adventure, his […]

007 Discovering STEM with Big Brothers, Big Sisters

Angela Padilla, CEO of Big Brothers, Big Sisters of NM is passionate about helping youth become confident adults and productive citizens. The state of New Mexico chapter of BBBS actually has more mentors than chapters in larger cities such as Chicago. When you meet her, you will understand why so many people are getting involved in mentoring young people. STEM […]

006 New Mexico Technology Council ExperienceITnm what is IT? With Auri Vigil

Auri Vigil, In this week’s interview you will learn about an exciting annual event, ExperienceITnm. It is described by the New Mexico Technology Council as an opportunity to “Geek out on all things technology. Our community will gather the best and the brightest entrepreneurs, technicians, hackers, and tech fans for presentations, talks, meet-ups, and parties; all to highlight the vibrant […]

005 Roborave International, Inquiry-based STEM learning with Russ Fisher-Ives

  Russ Fisher-Ives This interview is certainly one of our favorites as we talk all things STEM in the Southwest and how the Southwest has influenced many countries beyond our borders including China, Japan, Estonia, Canada, Mexico and so many more! Russ Fisher-Ives is a science teacher turned robotics rock star. Years ago he teamed up with Intel and put […]