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UH Engineering STEMinist Podcast

UH Engineering STEMinist Podcast

The STEMINIST podcast is produced at the Cullen College of Engineering at the University of Houston aimed at celebrating trailblazing women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.

You will hear industry leaders, engineering researchers, and female faculty members at the Cullen College talk about their journeys in STEM and how their work impacts the next generation of female STEMINISTs.

Season 1

Engineering a Disaster

How can a structure that was engineered to technical perfection still have deadly consequences?

LiDAR In Your Pocket

Have you ever wanted to shoot lasers out of your phone?


NASA's Mars rover touches down on Feb. 18


Refresh your tropical weather knowledge in the calm before Houston's next storm.

Return to Venus

The how, why, and when of Venus planetary exploration answered!

Climate Change Changes Lives

An unprecedented heatwave in the Pacific Northwest. An early start to wildfire season. A fatal building collapse in Miami that some structural engineers suspect may have been caused by rising sea levels. These are just some recent examples of how our changing climate is changing lives. Listen and learn more about the fundamental causes and effects of climate change.

Podcast Host

Nicole Guinn
Nicole Guinn

The STEMINIST podcast conceived in part by the Cullen College and Nicole Guinn, a Ph.D. student in the college’s geosensing systems engineering and sciences program, as a way to introduce an underrepresented topic: science communication. Guinn served as the podcast’s primary host for seasons 1 and 2. Topics ranged from climate change, space exploration, career advice, and pluralistic ignorance.