A New Chapter in the Journey of A Dash of Science

As we turn the page to a new chapter in the story of A Dash of Science, there’s a buzz of excitement and a renewed sense of purpose in the air. Last week marked a significant milestone for us – the release of our first episode featuring our new Co-Host, Todd Jackson. It was a moment of truth, and thankfully, our loyal listeners have stuck with us through our hiatus, embracing the new voice and perspective Todd brings to the show. We’re currently on a monthly episode schedule, but we’re eager to deliver more. To keep the momentum going, we’re planning to release the remaining parts of our mini-series about Todd on a bi-weekly interval.

Joining Todd and me on this journey are two incredibly talented individuals. Sean Neri, with over a decade of professional sound experience, is coming on board as our Technical Director, Senior Audio Editor, and Post Audio Engineer. His expertise is a game-changer for us, and we’re thrilled to see how he elevates our audio experience. Complementing Sean’s skills is Brian Doran, our new Associate Sound Designer, Audio Editor, and Production Assistant. Brian’s diverse skill set and over four years in audio will undoubtedly enhance the quality of our content. With these additions, we’re not just dreaming of improving our listener’s experience – we’re making it happen.

But it’s not just about the people; it’s also about refining our purpose and direction. We’ve taken a step back to clearly define what A Dash of Science stands for. Our vision and mission are now more focused than ever, and our goals and objectives are aligned with our core values. We’re delving into new STEM focus areas, notably “Diversity and Inclusion in STEM Fields”, “Public Understanding and Trust in Science”, and “Challenges and Innovations in Neurodivergence”. These topics are more than just areas of discussion; they’re a commitment to making a real difference.

Speaking of making a difference, we’re laying the groundwork for SPARK, our STEM Mentoring program. Targeted at high school juniors and seniors, as well as freshmen and sophomores in STEM undergraduate programs, SPARK aims to ignite a passion for science and provide guidance to the next generation of innovators. We’re currently in the throes of developing the program’s modules and structure, and we can’t wait to see it come to life.

Our expansion isn’t stopping there. Building on our successful foray into live talks and Wisdom sessions in 2023, we’re now venturing into in-person live talks. It’s a thrilling prospect to engage with our community face-to-face, to share ideas and spark conversations in real-time.

Community impact is at the heart of everything we do, and we’ve made a pledge for social impact, details of which can be found on our website, dashofscience.com. It’s our way of ensuring that the science we discuss doesn’t just stay within the confines of our podcast but translates into real-world change.

For those who want to support us and get a little something extra in return, our Patreon (patreon.com/dashofscience) offers several tiers of support. Not only can you get your hands on some fantastic STEM and show swag, but you can also access additional content and even influence the direction of our show.

These developments are just a glimpse of what we have in store for this year. We’re not just making a podcast; we’re building a community, fostering education, and making science accessible and enjoyable for everyone. Stay tuned, because there’s so much more to come from A Dash of Science. 🚀🔬