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    Science of Safety Podcast: Episode 18.

    December 06, 2018

    Science of Safety Podcast.

    Episode 18:
    The STEM Struggle.

    Science of Safety Podcast.

    Episode 18:
    The STEM Struggle.

    Science of Safety Podcast.

    Episode 18:
    The STEM Struggle.


    In this episode we welcome Jayshree Seth, 3M’s Chief Science Advocate to discuss Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics - often referred to by its acronym STEM.

    STEM is an academic discipline that integrates the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics to create critical thinkers, increase science literacy and enable the next generation of innovators. STEM is significant as it touches every part of our lives from the economy through to our general well-being. It is about moving forward, solving problems, learning and pushing innovation to the next level.




    Guest Bio:

    Jayshree Seth (pictured left) is a Corporate Scientist at 3M and leads Applied Technology Development projects for Industrial Adhesives and Tapes Division, the largest industrial business at 3M. She has a PhD in Chemical Engineering from Clarkson University in NY and a Bachelor’s in Chemical Engineering from India, and, holds 61 US patents for a variety of innovations.

    Jayshree is currently working on identifying new growth opportunities, and, is engaged in new technology development and commercialisation for sustainable Industrial Products within various markets. Jayshree was recently also appointed as 3M’s first ever Chief Science Advocate and is using her scientific knowledge, technical expertise and professional experience to advance science and communicate the importance and benefits of science in everyday life. A focus area will be making science more accessible and fostering a new generation of scientists and science advocates.


    When asked about the key to her career success, Jayshree says, “I was blessed with many strengths and many of my strengths can be my weaknesses. I don’t hide my strengths and I don’t hide from my weaknesses!”

    Jayshree is very passionate about teaching, coaching, mentoring and is a sought after speaker, globally, on a multitude of topics such as innovation, leadership, career development intellectual property. Jayshree has two children and her husband is also a 3Mer. Jayshree confesses that she has added a new hobby after catching the social media bug - she enjoys sharing her viewpoint through LinkedIn Posts.

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    In this episode, Mark & Jayshree discuss the following:


    • What is STEM?
    • How did you get into a STEM career?
    • What do you do in your current role at 3M as the Chief Science Advocate?
    • What is the difference between science and technology?
    • What is the struggle STEM faces today?

    With the continual advances in technology and the global economy changing significantly the skills developed through STEM provide the foundation to a successful future. Science is everywhere in the world around us, tune in as we talk about STEM and the struggle of STEM.


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    Contact a 3M Safety Specialist at scienceofsafetyanz@mmm.com for more information.