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Deborah Berebichez

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Latest 13 Aug 2022 | Updated Daily

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Data Science & Critical Thinking with Deborah Berebichez

DATAcated On Air

Are you curious and inclined to look beyond the surface of data? In this episode of the DATAcated on Air podcast, host Kate Strachnyi talks with Deborah Berebichez about critical thinking and data science. Deborah is the Lead Scientist in Quantum Computing at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and a television host at Discovery. Her passion for physics has inspired many to pursue their dreams in STEM. Listen to learn more about Deborah’s journey of overcoming discouragement and how you can apply those lessons to your journey. You will want to hear this episode if you are interested in... Overcoming educational stigma [01:52] Data science training [09:15] Free vs. paid resources [12:05] Defining “data scientist” [16:17] Promoting STEM careers for women [22:01] The future of data science [27:44] Embracing failure [34:20] Resources & People Mentioned VTT Brandeis University Div, Grad, Curl, and All That: An Informal Text on Vector Calculus Metis Mindset: The New Psychology of Success Connect with Deborah Berebichez On LinkedIn Connect with DATAcated http://www.datacated.com/ DATAcated on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/datacated1/ Kate on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kate-strachnyi-data/ DATAcated on Twitter: https://twitter.com/datacated_ DATAcated on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/datacated Subscribe to the DATACATED On Air podcast--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/datacated/support


13 Jun 2022

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Deborah Berebichez: Data Is Everything. STEM Is The Future. Virtually Speaking Episode #44

Virtually Speaking

Dr. Deborah Berebichez is a Chief Data Scientist, who made history as the first Mexican woman to graduate from Stanford University with a Ph.D. in physics. Deborah has been the co-host of Discovery Channel’s "Outrageous Acts of Science" for the past eleven seasons, where she uses her physics background to explain the science behind extraordinary engineering feats. Deborah has been featured by many media outlets worldwide, including in Forbes, Wired, The New York Times, US & World News Report, and on The Travel Chanel, CNN, FOX, MSNBC, Univision, NatGeo, and many more. Deborah’s work in science education and outreach has been widely recognized by The Wall Street Journal, Oprah, TED, and by organizations like the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) where she was named the IF/THEN Ambassador for inspiring and empowering young women to learn science and to improve the state of STEM education in the world.Deborah completed two postdoctoral fellowships at Columbia University's Applied Math and Physics Department and at NYU's Courant Institute for Mathematical Sciences. Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! https://www.calentertainment.com/virtually-speaking/


30 Apr 2021

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Deborah Berebichez, PhD. on Defying the Odds of Physics


On this episode of Techsetters, co-hosts Samantha Wiener and Jenny Wang interview Dr. Deborah Berebichez, PhD.  Debbie is the first Mexican woman to graduate from Stanford University with a PhD in Physics, and she uses her education and background to make science approachable to a wide range of audiences. Debbie co-hosts Discovery Channel’s Outrageous Acts of Science TV show,  is the Chief Data Scientist at Metis where she leads the creation and growth of exceptional data science training opportunities, and complete two postdoctoral fellowships at Columbia University's Applied Math and Physics Department and at NYU's Courant Institute for Mathematical Sciences where she carried out research in the area of acoustic waves. She has recently been recognized as an AAAS IF/THEN Ambassador for inspiring and empowering young women to learn science and to improve the state of STEM education in the world.  Did we mention she has worked in TWO Nobel Peace Prize Labs? Techsetters is Executive Produced by Kode With Klossy and made possible by If / Then. This episode was recorded in May 2020.


25 Aug 2020

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189: Succeeding in Science with Deborah Berebichez

Greater Than Code

01:13 - Debbie’s Superpower: Having an excellent memory and a detailed-oriented brain 03:23 - Teaching Science in Fun Ways Sourcebooks Baby University Books, Assorted Science Titles, Set of 4 Thermodynamics for Babies and Toddlers thesciencebabe (Debbie’s YouTube Channel) Ruth Spiro Books 05:49 - Understanding Data & Data Literacy First Steps to Understanding: See Examples; Do Experiments Demystifying Data Science Why Correlation does not Imply Causation in Statistics Divorce And Margarine Metis Data Literacy Course 15:16 - Negative Results Are Important (Failure) Education Between Boys vs Girls Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol S. Dweck Growth vs Fixed Mindset Battling Discouragement, Lack of Confidence, and Perseverance 29:20 - Human Performance is Contextual – Science can be exclusionary 34:27 - Debbie’s Inspiration to Become a Scientist Your Story Is Your Power: Free Your Feminine Voice 41:17 - Debbie’s TV Career The Physics of High Heels Dr. Debbie Berebichez Talks About Science Debbie’s National Geographic Reel Humanly Impossible Debbie’s IMDb Page Co-Hosting Discovery Channel’s Outrageous Acts of Science 50:29 - Finding Ways to Solve Complex Concepts Go Back to the Basics Using Code is For Solving Problems; Critical Thinking Taking a Holistic View Reflections: Rein: Gordon Pask’s Conversation Theory Arty: Teaching the how and teaching the why. Astrid: Perseverance and authenticity: Being yourself and allowing yourself to evolve. Debbie: This podcast was much different from being a guest on other podcasts. This episode was brought to you by @therubyrep of DevReps, LLC. To pledge your support and to join our awesome Slack community, visit patreon.com/greaterthancode To make a one-time donation so that we can continue to bring you more content and transcripts like this, please do so at paypal.me/devreps. You will also get an invitation to our Slack community this way as well.Special Guest: Deborah Berebichez.Support Greater Than Code

1hr 10mins

1 Jul 2020

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How to Use Your Unique Gift and Perspective | Deborah Berebichez, PhD

The Artists of Data Science

On this episode of The Artists of Data Science, we get a chance to hear from Deborah Berebichez, a physicist, data scientist, and TV host. Her passion for learning and teaching has led her to become a voice for women and minorities in STEM. She gives insight into how she broke into the data science field, how to cultivate the right mindset to succeed, and the importance of diversity and inclusion in tech. Deborah shares with us how she grew up in a conservative environment, and the obstacles that she had to overcome to become the first Mexican woman to graduate with a physics PhD from Stanford University. WHAT YOU WILL LEARN [17:11] What value Deborah believes data science will bring within the next few years [20:43] Deborah's role model for being curious and inquisitive [27:42] Actionable tips for cultivating the habit of critical thinking [40:07] Advice on how to be the hero when you feel like a failure [51:47] Advice for women that want to break into tech QUOTES [19:57] "…I think the most amazing things that are going to happen [due to data science] are giving transparency to industries and to communities of people that otherwise in the past have remained quite invisible" [24:19] "I am a very strong supporter of making people learn and educat[ing] others in the basics of science so that we can become empowered citizens and know more about the world." [24:50] "…Critical thinking to me is about questioning authority…[it] allows us to to gain the proficiency in being able to discard lies from the truth." [28:12] "…Make sure that you recognized the biases that you have about the world and what you want to be truth so that you don't blind yourself to the actual results of a data analysis" [40:59] "…The people who end up succeeding in life are not the ones for whom things come easily. They are the ones for for whom obstacles are just something to transcend and the ones that get up every time that they experience a failure in their lives and they keep going." FIND DEBORAH BEREBICHEZ ONLINE LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/berebichez/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCT58Xn45TFrXGIEqRcT_yTg Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/debbiebere/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/debbiebere SHOW NOTES [00:03:44] The path into data science [00:07:59] Dr. Berebichez talks about how she got involved with Metis and the work she's doing there. [00:09:36] What data science will look like in 2-5 years [00:11:05] The need for different skillsets in data science, from translators to engineers. [00:12:12] How to be a great data scientist [00:14:30] What do you think would be the scariest application or the scariest abuse or misuse of data science machine learning in the next two to five years? [00:16:46] What ways do you think Data science will have the biggest positive impact on society in the next two to five years? [00:20:34] Dr. Berebichez talks about a historical figure that means a lot to her: Tycho Brahe [00:24:38] Critical thinking and the data scientist [00:27:33] Actionable tips to become a better critical thinker [00:29:33] Why are humans so bad at appreciating or conceptualizing probabilities? [00:31:09] Why is it important that we cultivate this intuition for what probability represents? [00:33:53] Is data science an art or science? [00:36:16] How does the creative process tend to manifest itself in Data science? [00:38:00] For people out there who are trying to break into data science and maybe they feel like they don't belong or they don't know enough or they aren't smart enough. Do you have any words of encouragement for them? [00:39:54] So in those moments where we feel like we're failing or failures, we want to give up because it's hard upskilling and learning so much to get into Data science. What can we do to feel like a hero? [00:41:48] Breaking into data science when you're coming from a non-technical background [00:44:06] What would you say would be like the biggest myth that people tend to hold in their heads about breaking into Data science? And would you mind debunking that for us? [00:45:49] The story of Rupesh [00:49:59] The importance of progress over perfection [00:51:32] Debbie shares her experience being a woman in tech and provides the women in our audience some advice and encouragement. [00:53:30] What could the Data community and men in the Data community do to foster inclusion of women in Data science and AI? [00:55:39] What's the one thing you want people to learn from your story? [00:56:24] The lightning roundSpecial Guest: Deborah Berebichez, PhD.

1hr 6mins

15 Jun 2020

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Episode 2: Dr. Deborah Berebichez

Girl Talk

Welcome back to Girl Talk! Today's interview is with Dr. Deborah Berebichez. She's a physicist, tv host, chief data scientist, and she's the first Mexican woman to earn a PhD in Physics from Stanford University. Today's episode is a little bit shorter than usual because I only had about 5 minutes with her. Although it's short, it's still packed with great answers and information. If you like what you hear, be sure to subscribe so you can be notified every time I post a new episode.


2 Sep 2017

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8 Apr 2015