Archive for the ‘2018’ Category

Dr. Joy Johnson is deeply interested in the full stack of engineering electronics: from particles to products. An alum of North Carolina State University, and a graduate from MIT with her doctorate in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, Joy led mobile development at an MIT-founded music technology startup, AudioCommon. She currently works at Apple in their Special Projects Group and is on the Alumni board of the GEM Fellowship Program, and other STEM-related non-profits focused on providing technical, and research experiences for minorities and women. In this chat Joy tells us about persistence, and finishing well.

Listen here – https://theinteresting.simplecast.fm/005
iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/…/pod…/the-interesting/id1433174918
Pocket Cast – https://pca.st/fDR7

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Summer Research Programs Joy recommends:

(MIT MSRP) https://oge.mit.edu/undergraduate/msrp/

(NSF NNIN REU) https://www.nnin.org/research-experience-undergraduates

(iTrek) http://www.i-trek.org

(Promise AGEP workshops & SSI) https://promiseagep.com


Fellowships Joy recommends:

(NSF GRFP) https://nsfgrfp.org

(GEM) http://www.gemfellowship.org/gem-fellowship

(Intel PhD Fellowship) https://www.intel.com/content/dam/www/public/us/en/documents/corporate-information/phd-fellowship-provisions.pdf


Articles written on or by Joy:

(MIT MLK Celebration) http://news.mit.edu/2009/mlk-johnson-0218

(Vanguard STEM) https://conversations.vanguardstem.com/wcwinstem-joy-johnson-ph-d-d7277d74da90

(Wogrammer) https://medium.com/wogrammer/joy-johnson-d75a4a362fe9

(Park Scholarships) https://park.ncsu.edu/joyjohnson/

 

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arthur musah

Arthur Musah is a filmmaker from Ghana, Ukraine, and the United States. His first documentary NAIJA BETA premiered in 2016 at the Pan African International Film Festival in Cannes, and has won several other awards. He studied filmmaking in the MFA program at the University of Southern California as an Annenberg Fellow, and holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT. He continues his exploration of African identities in a globalized age through his upcoming feature ONE DAY I TOO GO FLY. In this chat Arthur tells us about the power of having good mentors, the importance of failure, and trying.

Listen here – https://theinteresting.simplecast.fm/004  

or on iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-interesting/id1433174918


Arthur Musah – http://www.arthurmusah.com/

Ways to watch Naija Beta Film:

AMAZON – https://www.amazon.com/Naija-Beta-Obinna-Ukwuani/dp/B07BCCFD3B/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1523033923&sr=8-1&keywords=naija+beta

ITUNES – https://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/naija-beta/id1356372517

VHX – http://naijabeta.vhx.tv/

VIMEO – https://vimeo.com/ondemand/naijabeta/

One Day I Too Go Fly – http://www.onedayitoogofly.com/

Kickstarter Campaign – https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/arthurmusah/one-day-i-too-go-fly-documentary-post-production

The Interesting – Episode 001 – Edson Breedy

Edson Breedy is a medical student, Taekwondo athlete, and coach from Trinidad & Tobago. He has garnered numerous competition medals and continues to demonstrate his drive and dedication to the sport of taekwondo. In this chat he talks with us about focused practice, overcoming fears, and reframing obstacles into advantages. Have a listen.

https://theinteresting.simplecast.fm/001

Subscribe on Pocket Cast – https://pca.st/fDR7

Subscribe on Google Play – https://play.google.com/music/listen#/ps/Isawkwfr4juaa2qnlgml5nihzne

Stitcher – https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/vernelle-noel/the-interesting?refid=stpr

It continues to be my desire to encourage and motivate others (both young and old) to do the best they can. To engage in hard work, and to ACT. I often encounter persons (young and old) who feel lost, who are unaware of the many amazing things they can do in their lives, who feel held back, who are scared to fail and/ or scared to try. Who seem scared of hard work, or are unaware of what hard work really looks like. Persons who say, but never do. I wanted to do something about this. I wanted to ACT, to reach persons beyond the classroom, beyond my papers, beyond borders. I wanted to find a way to jump over the academic paywall and give back. To share. So, I decided to make a podcast. I call it – The Interesting. I reached out to some of my amazing friends who continue to do inspiring things!

In this first season, I chat with my guests about “Crafting knowledge, skill, and expertise.” I hope they inspire you, and persons you know too. Hope you enjoy!

Here’s a link to The Interesting – https://theinteresting.simplecast.fm

Link on Google Play >>>

Link on Pocket Casts >>> 

Tentative

In a few days I will be starting a Podcast Fellowship (will share more details later). I will be learning with a great group of people who have great ideas, under the guidance and coaching of one of my favorite writers and teachers. In our online discussion community, someone asked us all to post our blogs – for those of us who blog. It’s been a while since I’ve blogged, partly because I post my drawings on Instagram. I do a lot of writing for work, but maybe I will get back to writing about what I draw…or drawing about what I write. I thank the fellowship for reminding me of this again.

From this Fellowship, I hope to share and be generous with others as they have been with me. I also look forward to learning the technical and creative aspects of podcasting so that I can share it with my students and others.

Now, about the drawing above, I called it “Tentative 01”. I love lines in every form and this is one of my drawings. The patterns, geometry, texture, color, physicality, and more. I look forward to continuing to share again.

– Thinking Insomniac