Texas A&M Engineering: SoundBytes

Texas A&M Engineering: SoundBytes

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SoundBytes is the official podcast of Texas A&M Engineering where faculty, students and staff share their passions, experience and expertise. Giving a voice to the happenings throughout the engineering program, weekly episodes showcase impactful resear…


The Study Break: Stronger Together (Featuring Samie Ahmed and Anais Baca)
Sep 22 • 16 min
Growth can be uncomfortable, but it has the potential to make us better neighbors, siblings, friends, and most of all: engineers. On this episode of The Study Break, Ritika and Drew speak with Samie Ahmed, president of the Texas A&M Chapter of the…
Ask an Engineer: How do self-driving cars work? (Featuring Dr. Srikanth Saripalli)
Sep 15 • 3 min
This episode on SoundBytes, we ask Dr. Srikanth Saripalli about how self-driving cars work.
Just a SEC: Corporate relations, networking tips and international internships (Featuring James Kirkland)
Sep 8 • 14 min
Get an inside look into the world of professional networking with the SEC’s corporate relations co-chair.
Engineer This!: Sterilizing respirators during COVID-19 (Featuring Dr. David Staack)
Sep 1 • 17 min
Drs. David Staack and Matt Pharr of the J. Mike Walker ‘66 Department of Mechanical Engineering, along with Dr. Suresh Pillai from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, are utilizing the electron beam facility at Texas A&M University to sterilize…
The Study Break: Fitting in and rising above (Featuring Sebastiao Appleton Figueira)
Aug 25 • 13 min
Tune in to hear more about Sebastiao’s journey and how he is using what he learned from his experiences to make a difference in the world.
Just a SEC: The engineering virtual career fair (Featuring Blake Fishbeck and Roland Block)
Aug 20 • 18 min
The SoundBytes student hosts talk with a Student Engineers’ Council (SEC) representative and associate director for engineering at the Texas A&M University Career about tips and tricks for the upcoming SEC virtual career fair.
Season 2 Trailer - Howdy and welcome back
Aug 18 • 1 min
The SoundBytes team kicks off its second season with a brief preview of what’s to come.
Engineering, Connected: Part 7 - Never disconnected
May 26 • 16 min
Co-hosts Hannah Conrad and Steve Kuhlmann are joined by SoundBytes team member Jenn Reiley for the finale of the Engineering, Connected miniseries. Plus, hear from listeners how they have been adapting to the challenges brought on by COVID-19.
Engineering, Connected: Part 6 - Preparing for the future (featuring Dr. Sunay Palsole)
May 19 • 16 min
Dr. Sunay Palsole, assistant vice chancellor for engineering remote education, shares an inside look at how the College of Engineering at Texas A&M University made the rapid shift from in-person to distance learning during the spring semester and - as…
Engineering, Connected: Part 5 - Aggies Against COVID-19
May 12 • 11 min
Texas A&M Engineering students Zach Mendoza and Noble Knight Gutierrez share their experience participating in the Aggies Against COVID-19 event and, along with their respective teams, designing solutions to pressing challenges brought on by the…
Engineering, Connected: Part 4 - Supporting the front lines (featuring Dr. Yossef Elabd)
May 5 • 14 min
Dr. Yossef Elabd, associate dean of research in the College of Engineering, shares how Texas A&M Engineering is working rapidly to bolster the community and healthcare providers in combating COVID-19.
Engineering, Connected: Part 3 - Support in stressful times (featuring Texas A&M University Counseling & Psychological Services)
Apr 28 • 14 min
Tommy C. Wild, a psychology intern with Texas A&M University Counseling and Psychological Services, shares resources and best practices for dealing with stress and maintaining mental health in stressful times.
Engineering, Connected: Part 2 - Making the most of quarantine (featuring Texas A&M University Career Center)
Apr 21 • 13 min
Texas A&M University Career Center associate director for engineering Roland Block and career coordinator Amarette Renieri share how they’re helping Aggies be better prepared for the job market, even at a distance.
Engineering, Connected: Part 1 - Adapting to learning online
Apr 14 • 14 min
SoundBytes student hosts Ritika Bhattacharjee and Drew Dehaven share what it’s like being a student during the COVID-19 pandemic and how they are adapting to the new circumstances.
Engineering, Connected: Miniseries trailer
Apr 7 • 0 min
In light of the news regarding COVID-19, we want you to know what is happening in the Texas A&M University College of Engineering. In this mini-series, we will talk about various aspects of our new normal - chatting with students about how things are…
Engineer This!: Taking inspiration from food webs to power grids (Featuring Dr. Astrid Layton)
Mar 10 • 19 min
Have you ever asked yourself how food webs and power grids are similar? Then check out this week’s episode to learn about Dr. Astrid Layton’s bio-inspired design research.
Ask an Engineer: What’s wrong with recycling? (Featuring Dr. Astrid Layton)
Mar 3 • 8 min
On this episode of Ask an Engineer, the SoundBytes team asks Dr. Astrid Layton about the challenges facing recycling.
The Study Break: Embrace Everyone (Featuring Celeste Lundy)
Feb 25 • 18 min
The hosts dive deep into cultural roadblocks, perceptions and how Celeste Lundy personally overcame those in her college career thus far.
Just a SEC: The voices of the Student Engineers’ Council (Featuring Justis Morales and Kiersten Potter)
Feb 18 • 22 min
This week, we are kicking off a new series, Just a SEC, where we talk leadership, professional development and more.
Bonus Bytes: Inventing the future together (Featuring Hanna Breckenfeld)
Feb 14 • 14 min
In this special episode of SoundBytes, we’re recording live from the 3rd annual Invent for the Planet at Texas A&M University.
Engineer This!: Dive into detecting deepfakes (Featuring Dr. Freddie Witherden)
Feb 11 • 15 min
Deepfakes have made headlines more and more in recent years, with many discussing way to detect and combat these computer-generated images. At Texas A&M University, an ocean engineering faculty member is working with his students to develop better…
Ask an Engineer: How do you spot a deepfake? (Featuring Dr. Freddie Witherden)
Feb 4 • 5 min
On this episode of Ask an Engineer, the SoundBytes team asks Dr. Freddie Witherden how the average person can spot a deepfake image.
The Study Break: The people behind the voices (Featuring Drew DeHaven)
Jan 28 • 12 min
Ritika Bhattacharjee and Drew DeHaven discuss their passions and what engineering at Texas A&M is like for students.
The Wire: Problem-solving across the planet (Featuring Rodney Boehm)
Jan 21 • 11 min
This week on The Wire, how students from across the globe are coming together to design solutions to far-reaching challenges.
Engineer This!: How do you hack hardware security (Featuring Dr. JV Rajendran)
Jan 14 • 24 min
How is picking a lock similar to breaking into a computer?
From one small step to the future of space exploration (Featuring Dr. Ana Diaz Artiles)
Dec 17, 2019 • 9 min
On this special episode of SoundBytes, explore the reality of one of humankind’s greatest fascinations - space exploration - as Dr. Ana Diaz Artiles describes her ongoing project with NASA to design the future of spacesuits.
The Wire: Looking back and looking forward
Dec 10, 2019 • 8 min
This week on The Wire, join Hannah, Steve, Ritika and the rest of the SoundBytes team in looking back at the first four months of the podcast!
The Study Break: Leadership and women in engineering (Featuring Amanda Beeck)
Dec 3, 2019 • 22 min
On this episode of The Study Break, Ritika Battacharjee and Amanda Beeck talk about how to find opportunities to get involved and become leaders through various student organizations.
The Wire: Predicting tsunamis in the Gulf of Mexico
Nov 26, 2019 • 7 min
On this episode of The Wire, we talk about how Texas A&M Engineering researchers are predicting the potential impact of tsunamis caused by underwater landslides in the Gulf of Mexico.
Engineer This!: Transforming supersonic flight (Featuring Dr. Darren Hartl)
Nov 19, 2019 • 28 min
Dr. Darren Hartl from the Department of Aerospace Engineering talks about his team’s research to create quieter, transforming supersonic aircraft for commercial use.
Bonus Bytes: Grad life, study abroad and research, oh my! (Featuring Bryton Praslicka)
Nov 14, 2019 • 24 min
On this bonus episode of Texas A&M Engineering: SoundBytes, we talk to graduate student Bryton Praslicka about study abroad, research and why he chose to become an Aggie engineer.
The Wire: Drones in action
Nov 12, 2019 • 5 min
On this episode of The Wire, we talk about how the U.S. Navy and first responders are using small drones for new purposes in the field and how that connects to research in the College of Engineering.
The Study Break: College life for a minority (Featuring Inaam Hajj-Ali)
Nov 5, 2019 • 31 min
On this episode of The Study Break, Ritika Bhattacharjee and Inaam Hajj-Ali talk about what its like to come to college feeling out of place and how they overcame their fears to get involved in organizations to bridge the gap of college and the cultures…
The Wire: The future of spacesuits
Oct 29, 2019 • 6 min
On this episode of The Wire, we talk about the historic all-women spacewalk and how researchers in the aerospace engineering department at Texas A&M are working on a NASA funded project to design a spacesuit for planetary exploration of the Moon and Mars.
Engineer This!: Can VR reduce fear of public speaking (Featuring Dr. Theodora Chaspari)
Oct 22, 2019 • 32 min
Dr. Theodora Chaspari tests whether virtual reality technology can prepare people to speak in front of strangers.
The Wire: Study tips and pumpkin carving
Oct 15, 2019 • 7 min
On this episode of The Wire, hear the best study tips from a few of our students in this week’s Voices of ZACH. Also: Fall weather, pumpkin carving and a few reminders.
The Study Break: Feeling comfortable and confident in yourself (Featuring Shayla Rivera)
Oct 8, 2019 • 33 min
Get ready for a few truth bombs as we talk about ENGR[x] and being a better version of you.
The Wire: Happy birthday Ingenium
Oct 1, 2019 • 6 min
Prepare to party with this episode of The Wire as we talk Ingenium, birthday parties and hear why a few of our students decided to become engineers.
Engineer This!: The backs and the brains (Featuring Dr. Ranjana Mehta)
Sep 24, 2019 • 30 min
Dr. Ranjana Mehta connects brain function and human factors to study ways to engineer better tools and technologies in a variety of workplaces.
The Wire: Healthcare and career fairs
Sep 17, 2019 • 11 min
On this episode of The Wire, learn about upcoming events, need-to-knows and the latest Voices of ZACH from the engineering career fair, as well as learn about some exciting research out of the Department of Biomedical Engineering.
The Study Break: Hacks at ZACH
Sep 10, 2019 • 15 min
Two senior engineering students share their tips, tricks and experiences with he Zachry Engineering Education Complex.
The Wire: Kicking off the fall semester
Sep 3, 2019 • 7 min
Kicking off the fall semester with this episode of The Wire, featuring upcoming events, need-to-knows and the voices of Texas A&M Engineering students.
Engineer This!: Safe to fail (Featuring Dr. Ali Mostafavi)
Aug 27, 2019 • 35 min
Two years after Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas, Dr. Ali Mostafavi discusses how his experience and work has unearthed new ways to improve how people and cities respond to natural disasters.
The Wire: Howdy and welcome
Aug 20, 2019 • 4 min
Meet the team and learn more about Texas A&M Engineering: SoundBytes in our welcome episode of the podcast.