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The STEM Read podcast explores the connections between STEM and storytelling. Host Gillian King-Cargile dives into hot topics in K-12 education with an educator or STEM expert and then talks with an author whose books can ignite enthusiasm for reading and learning.

The STEM Read Podcast: Math And Physics Are My Superpowers

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In this episode of the STEM Read Podcast, host Gillian King-Cargile (@gkingcargile) gives you an encore excerpt from one of NIU’s Future Telling Webinars. These free events bring together great minds from the worlds of writing and STEM to explore bleeding-edge research and its impact on our society and our sci-fi. Our guests are author S.L. Huang and physicist Rebecca C. Thompson.

S. L. Huang (@sl_huang) is a Hugo-award winning author who justifies her MIT degree by using it to write eccentric mathematical superhero fiction. She is the author of The?Cas Russell?series of sci-fi thrillers from Tor Books, starting with?Zero Sum Game, as well as the fantasy?Burning Roses. She is also a Hollywood stuntwoman and firearms expert, and the first professional female armorer in the entertainment industry.

Rebecca C. Thompson (@mathlete79) is a physicist and author of the popular?Spectra?series of comic books about physics. She is Head of the Office of Education and Public Outreach at Fermilab. Prior to working at Fermilab, Thompson was head of public outreach at the American Physical Society. In her book?Fire, Ice and Physics: The Science of Game of Thrones, she analyzes fan theories by looking at actual physics and lots of other weird, and sometimes amazingly disgusting science.

The full conversation is posted at go.niu.edu/futuretelling, where you can also watch past events and sign up for future webinars.

The STEM Read podcast is produced in association with WNIJ. Support for the STEM Read podcast comes from NIU STEAM and Northern Illinois University.

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