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State of Research


In this episode, I interview Dr. Anthony Appleton, the Research Safety Culture Coordinator in the Office of the Vice President for Research at Colorado State University.  Throughout our conversation, Anthony talks about the rationale behind his new position, as well as his personal inspiration.  We cover the strategies and challenges involved in developing a strong safety culture at CSU while maintaining the university’s focus...

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In this episode, I interview Dr. Jan Leach about her research into maintaining and protecting our global food supply.  We discuss the challenges posed by an increasingly warm climate and rapidly growing population to the future of agricultural production.  Dr. Leach’s research aims to develop robust, disease resistant crops that will sustain the global population far into the future. “The question is, can we sustain large...

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In this episode, I interview Dr. Ross Beveridge about his exciting research into machine vision.  We discuss the past, present and future of artificial intelligence and the rapidly changing nature of computer science in general. http://media.blubrry.com/kcsu_music/p/content.blubrry.com/kcsu_music/RossBeveridgeEP02_StateOfResearch_PD_EG_mixdown.mp3Podcast (state-of-research): Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android |...

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In this episode, I interview Dr. Rebekah Kading about her research into the unique ways infectious disease is transmitted through mosquitoes and bats.  Throughout our conversation, we discuss some of her interesting discoveries, her adventurous career path, a lost future as a ballerina and a touching personal experience that make her work all the more meaningful....

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In our final episode for this year, we’ll be looking back by interviewing three researchers behind some of the most popular Conversation articles of 2018.  Dr. John Spencer, Dr. Rick Aster and Dr. Chris Rithner talk about their research into the transmission of the leprosy disease, induced earthquakes in Oklahoma and the remarkable properties of helium....

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On this episode, I sit down with Shelby, a liberal arts student studying Journalism and Media Communications at Colorado State. Shelby had the opportunity as an undergraduate student to travel abroad to Rwanda and Uganda to document the collaborative work being done by CSU’s Energy Institute and Xpower to provide microgrid technology and energy access across these countries. As a member of CSU’s media team, Shelby was able to see...

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