Monday Science (part of STEAM:ED Collective) is a listener-driven engaging weekly podcast bringing you the latest research and news in Science, Technology, Medicine and Health. Hosted by award winning scientist Dr Bahijja Raimi-Abraham, she also answers your questions or finds experts in the field to answer them for you!
Monday Science started in May 2020 and by the end of 2020 had close to 2000 downloads, listeners from all over the world in 35 countries and close to 200 active listeners.
Monday Science was added to Anchor’s Amplifying Black Voices playlist on Spotify in July 2020 and recently received funding from the Royal Society of Chemistry towards a project aimed at opening up conversations about diversity in chemical sciences and engaging the public with chemistry using creative approaches. If you're interested in getting involved, fill out the expression of interest form here.
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Dr Bahijja Raimi-Abraham
Founder & Host
Dr Bahijja Raimi-Abraham is a pharmacist, Lecturer in Pharmaceutics at King’s, Founder of King’s College London Fight the Fakes and Academic Lead.
She leads her research group 'The Raimi-Abraham Group'.
Dr Raimi-Abraham is the first graduate of the University of East Anglia School of Pharmacy to be awarded a PhD and was the 2018 recipient of the Outstanding Woman in STEM Precious Award.
Dr Raimi-Abraham is a Board Member of the Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences of Great Britain (APS).
Dr Raimi-Abraham recently founded and hosts Monday Science, a weekly podcast which discusses the latest in Science, Health and Technology. Monday Science recently received funding from the Royal Society of Chemistry towards a project aimed at opening conversations about diversity in chemical sciences and engaging the public with chemistry using creative approaches.
Jen (Jeongwon) Kim
Marketing Strategist and Business Developer
Jen (Jeongwon) Kim is a final year Psychology and Language Sciences student at the University College London (UCL) from Korea. She joined Monday Science’s mission of widening accessibility of science information to the public, with keen interest in helping amplify the voice of public-spirited organisations.
She has volunteered with other charities as a language tutor for refugees and content creator/ lead digital marketer.
What she enjoys most about the current role is initiating new connections to increase publicity for podcast series, realizing the endless ways in which one can create opportunities along the way.
Editor and Digital Content Creator
Dagny Reese is responsible for creating Monday Science episode summaries and digital content for our upcoming YouTube Channel. She is currently completing her Bachelor's degree in Biomedical Sciences at the University College London (UCL), with a focus in Drug Mechanisms.
She has a particular interest in the fields of immunology, pharmacology, and infectious disease. In the past, she has volunteered at the Luminato Arts Festival as a photographer, the University-Rosedale Youth Council as a Youth Council Member, and at other organisations.
She previously volunteered at the Laboratory of Metabolic Systems Engineering at University of Toronto as a lab assistant, working on projects involving engineering brewer's yeast (S. Cerevisiae) using CRISPR technology to produce cis-3-Hexen-1-ol. Throughout her work, she is keen to explore and promote ideas of innovation, accessibility and equity, especially within STEM. In her free time, she enjoys portrait photography, embroidery, cross-stitch, as well as quilting.
Social Media Manager
After graduating from Durham University in 2019, Amber Page worked as a Customer Service Administrator for a year, before moving to London to pursue her dream of working in media.
“I wanted to get involved with STEAM:ED Collective because I have always sensed a harsh cultural divide between STEM and arts disciplines, and recognise how this can be limiting and stifle progress. I agree wholeheartedly with the ethos of STEAM:ED, that communication and engagement is key. I am really excited by this opportunity to be part of a positive change.”
Amber’s interests include historical fashion, true crime and pop music; she was president of the Durham University Taylor Swift Society and wrote an essay on the reception of Britney Spears for the literary magazine Pop! Goes my Heart. She is currently studying part-time for an MA in Reception of the Classical World at University College London (UCL).
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Ebani Dhawan is a student at University College London (UCL) studying BASc Arts and Sciences, an interdisciplinary program where she specialises in the brain sciences.
She is enthusiastic about translating complex ideas into comprehensible information, especially through science communication, which is why she joined Monday Science where she is the podcast researcher.
Along with all that, Ebani is a self-proclaimed pun connoisseur, avid cook and bookworm. She loves playing tennis and eating spicy food (Tabasco is her favourite hot sauce!).
Maria Caluianu is responsible for discovering and researching Monday Science’s topics, guests, Person of the Week, and Weekly News as well as assisting on developing STEAM:ED collective events. She is currently a first-year PhD student at University College London (UCL) interested in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine.
She is particularly interested in highlighting often overlooked women’s health issues. In the past, she has developed social media content to combat fake news for London COVID-19 Care Central and tutored GCSE students to mitigate the impact of the pandemic on their studies.
She has carried out multiple projects on bone, liver, and peripheral tissue engineering during her undergraduate degree. After noticing the disparities between the research being carried out in labs and the hype in the media, she became passionate about responsible science communication.