Tech Nation with Moira Gunn
Dr. Moira Gunn is the host of Public Radio's Tech
Nation, where she has conducted over 2,000 interviews with space pioneers
and cyber-novelists, venture capitalists and genetics researchers, teachers
and technophobes. A former NASA scientist and engineer, Dr. Gunn is a
Member of the Board of Directors of the Tech Museum of Innovation and
the Tech Awards' Global Leadership Council, and has served as a member
of the Awards Selection Committee for the Space Technology Hall of Fame.
The first woman to earn a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue
University, she also holds advanced degrees in Computer Science and a
software technical patent. Dr. Gunn is regularly asked to speak on the
Impact of Technology on Society, on the Current and Projected State of
Global Technology Penetration, and on her experience as a Woman in Technology,
Science and Engineering.
Between 2004 and 2012 The Conversations Network published 748 podcast episodes
of Technation. Look for them and more-recent programs on the
Tech Nation website (http://technation.com).
Dr. Moira Gunn goes back in time to 16th century Italy and finds out why we don't use Roman numerals any more from The Man of Numbers: Fibonaccis Arithmetic Revolution author, Keith Devlin.
Dr. Moira Gunn talks with 2011 International BIO Gene-ius Challenge participant, Michael Zhang, a high school student who discovered a new result for people with cystic fibrosis.
Dr. Moira Gunn hears about life as Google employee from author and former Director of Consumer Marketing and Brand Management, Doug Edwards, as outlined in his new book, I'm Feeling Lucky: The Confessions of Google Employee Number 59.
Dr. Moira Gunn learns about the Washington, D.C. non-profit, whose mission it is to educate key policy makers on regenerative medicine and to advocate for favorable public policies from Alliance for Regenerative Medicine's co-founder Micheal Werner and Managing Director, Morrin Ruffin.
Dr. Moria Gunn talks with neurobiologist, Dean Buonomano, about brains and how they work from the pages of his new book, Brain Bugs.
Dr. Moira Gunn talks with Biogen Idec Senior Vice President, Gunther Winkler about the Asia-Pacific Biotech landscape.
Dr. Moira Gunn looks at Scientific American's Worldview on biotech with Publishing Director, Jeremy Abbate and Editor of the Worldview Scorecard, Yali Friedman.
Dr. Moira Gunn learns about Google search engine feature that allows you to speak your search terms, along with other speech technology from the Manager of Speech Technology at Google, Mike Cohen.
Dr. Moira Gunn learns about the global state of biotechnology from the biotech panel at the annual international BIO conference in Washington DC. This years panel featured BIO President Jim Greenwood, Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley, Carnegie-Mellon University Thorne Professor of Entrepreneurship, Art Boni and Senior Fellow of Healthcare Management at University of Pennsylvania, Steve Sammut.
Dr. Moira Gunn talks with two of the lead scientists from the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, where she learns that there are 250 million people in the world, all suffering from malaria. Then it's off to talk about the unusual humanitarian effort at DSM Nutritional Products with Communications officer, Alex Filz.