REACH: Why. Research. Matters. Telling the stories of researchers, their studies, and how their work impacts you and the world you live in.
REACH: Why. Research. Matters.

REACH: Why. Research. Matters.

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Telling the stories of researchers, their studies, and how their work impacts you and the world you live in.

Most Recent Episodes

REACH COVID 19 Spillover

This COVID-19 episode of the Reach Podcast features Dr. Kurt Vandegrift and his research of spillover as it relates to the Coronavirus. In this episode of the Reach podcast, we have a socially distant conversation with Dr. Kurt Vandegrift from The Penn State Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences. As part of the Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics, Dr. Vandegrift studies zoonotic disease, spillover, population biology and emerging viruses. We discuss how Dr. Vandegrift's studies relate to the origin of COVID-19, and what can be done to prevent the next pandemic.

COVID-19: Human Movement and Behavior

This COVID-19 episode of the Reach Podcast features Nita Bharti and her research of Human Movement and Behavior as it relates to the Coronavirus. In this episode of the Reach podcast, we talk to Nita Bharti from The Penn State Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences. As part of the Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics, Nita studies human movement and human behavior as it relates to the spreading of infectious diseases. We discuss the theories and models behind social distancing and why it is so important to stay at home during these times.

The Family

In the first episode of the Reach podcast, we sit down with three researchers to talk about family-related issues.

Materials and You

In this, the second episode of the Reach podcast, Beth and Cole sit down with three researchers to talk about the materials in your world.

Climate Change

In the third episode of the Reach podcast, we sit down with three researchers to talk about climate change.

Technology

This episode, the 4th of the Reach podcast, includes interviews with 2 researchers that talk about not only how technology affects us as humans, but how tech can help us as well.

Spotted Lanternfly

In the 5th episode of the Reach podcast, Dr. Julie Urban joins us in-studio to discuss the Spotted Lanternfly and the severity of the impact to agriculture.

Diseases and Wildlife

In the 6th episode of the Reach podcast, we discuss diseases in wildlife.

Human & Environmental Health

In the seventh episode of the Reach podcast, we sit down with 3 researchers to talk about human and environmental health.

Helping Developing Countries

In this, the final episode of season 1 of the Reach podcast, Beth and Cole sit down with 3 researchers to talk about the work being done at Penn State to help developing countries.

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