From undergrads to PhD students, ECS’s David Wipf covers the educational spectrum at Mississippi State University. His goal? Wipf wants to get more students interested in science by showing them the human side of scientists and what happens beyond the lab.
Wipf recently heard Johna Leddy’s ECS podcast immediately saw the value in it for his students.
“It’s great that students get to hear how these scientists started,” said Wipf. “They weren’t super geniuses—they just liked science.”
As a professor in analytical chemistry, Wipf is always striving to get his students excited about science. While guests on the ECS podcast—such as Subhash Singhal and John Turner—happen to be very prominent scientists, Wipif appreciates the fact listeners get to see the unique stories of the guests’ roots and early scientific career.
“The podcasts show that everybody could do it if they wanted to,” said Wipf.