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Radio Ready! Check out my talk on Lab Talk with Laura.

Updated: Apr 3, 2019

March 28, 2019 by Destenie Nock


Fellow PhD Student, Hannah Johlas, and I appeared as guests on the March 27, 2019 episode of Laura Fattaruso's radio show "Lab Talk with Laura," co-hosted by comedian Kim DeShields. Conversation topics included mine and Hannah's renewable energy research topics, our path into engineering, and our ongoing outreach work with Graduate Women in STEM (GWIS).

You can listen to the episode on SoundCloud at

Graduate students; radio talk show; PhD chat
Hannah and Destenie are Radio Ready!

Summary of the show from Laura's website:

Dr. Destenie Nock who recently completed a PhD in Industrial Engineering, and Hannah Johlas, PhD student in Mechanical Engineering. Destenie describes her research exploring the best ways to develop energy infrastructure in the global south, as well as planning for sustainable energy development in New England. Hannah explains how her computer simulations of fluid dynamics will help build better offshore wind farms. Both Hannah and Destenie are also co-chairs for the Graduate Women in STEM Outreach committee and they talk about the work they have done sharing their passion for science and engineering with young students and young girls in particular. Comedian Kim DeShields (aka Boney) joins as co-host.

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Note about the author: Destenie Nock holds a PhD in Industrial Engineering from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Her work focuses on using mathematics to understand the impacts of energy policies, how we can increase social welfare, and enhance a person's quality of life. Following graduation she will be a Presidential Postdoctoral Fellow, followed by an Assistant Professor, in the Engineering & Public Policy Department at Carnegie Mellon. She earned a MSc in Leadership for Sustainable Development at Queen's University of Belfast, and two BS degrees in Electrical Engineering and Applied Math at North Carolina A&T State University. In her free time she enjoys being involved in outreach activities at the local middle school, and with the Girl Scouts.

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