This Academic Life

A Podcast for STEM researchers and educators

This is an academic podcast for everyone who inspires to be a successful STEM educator and researcher. In each show, we share stories and look into the incredible journey that impacts STEM education and research. Our goal is to encourage, inspire, and support each other as we all explore and thrive in This Academic Life. 

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Meet Show Hosts

Kim M. Lewis, Ph.D.

Professor of Physics & Associate Dean of Research, Graduate Programs, and Natural Sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences

Howard University*

Pania Newell, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering

The University of Utah*

Lucy T. Zhang, Ph.D.

Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute*


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