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Learning To Live

Chaz Okada

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Learning To Live
52 min2019 SEP 3
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In this episode, we sit down with Adriane Steinacker, physics lecturer at Yale University. Professor Steinacker has a Ph.D. in Astrophysics and is a highly regarded instructor amongst the Yale student body. Though her courses are rigorous, Professor Steinacker takes special care to help each student take charge of their education, and we talk about how and why that is important to her in this episode!



Notable Timestamps:

00:00 - Introduction

1:04 - Teaching philosophy

3:50 - Curiosity and interests

9:00 - Importance of mentors

10:18 - Women in science

13:05 - College experiences and advice

18:55 - Getting a PhD and thoughts on struggle

22:00 - NASA fellowship

29:55 - Philosophy of doing things by hand

34:14 - Inspiring students (and not demotivating them)

36:14 - On challenge, rigor, and greatness

41:20 - Quotes from class

45:30 - Final thoughts/encouragement

TL;DL: At 48:57, I give my thoughts and takeaways on the interview!



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