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B-Scientists Citation Archive

All of the citations that have appeared in various videos produced by B-SCI!

A Wild Journey ft. Luyanda Shabalala

It's all smooth sailings to Austria-right? Check out Jordan's travel episode as he details his travel to Europe and his experience as part of the 2022 Jackson Wild Media Lab. Plus, check out Jordan's interview with Luyanda Shabalala!

Did You Say Chocolate?!

You heard right, B-Scientist is back with a new season! After a successful and generous Give828 fundraising event hosted by the Young, Black & Giving Back Institute, we figured we'd let you all know what we've been up to this summer starting with Chemist co-host, Jana Carpenter. She recounts her travels abroad in Costa Rica and Ecuador while indulging in chocolate and science...well, chocolate science to be exact. We hope you enjoy this informative episode a choco-lot!

B-Scientists Juneteenth Compilation Episode

Jana suggested for our Juneteenth episode that we take a look back at our inspiring guests and how they encourage everyone to B-Scientists!

Summer Plans!

Jana and Jordan talk about their upcoming summer plans in this very short episode. B-Scientists and the rest of B-SCI might be a bit quite during the summer, but you're shore to hear from us again soon!

The Price of MATCHing with Dr. Kwadwo "Kojo" Sarpong

On this episode of B-Scientist, Jordan and Jana speak with Vanderbilt Neurosurgery Resident, Dr. Kojo Sarpong. They dive into Kojo's journey from Ghana to the US, the barriers that black and historically underrepresented communities face in medical school, and we finally get a breakdown of the costs involved in success. Tune in now to hear this conversation!

Dive into Archaeology with NatGeo Explorer Dr. Justin Dunnavant

Jana and Jordan are back with another episode of B-Scientists as they dig and dive into archaeology with one of the co-founders of the Society of Black Archaeologists and National Geographic Emerging Explorer Dr. Justin Dunnavant. Dr. Dunnavant takes everyone on his journey to archaeology, becoming a professor at UCLA, becoming a NatGeo Explorer, and how he is helping to change the preservation of African American Burials. Follow Dr. Dunnavant on Instagram and Twitter @archfieldnotes or visit his website:

Pizza...It's Science!

Jordan and Jana are back to serve up the latest slice of science news and B-SCI updates. They learn about the ways that even moderate drinking may affect brain size and function, the brightness of the cosmos, and of course...PIZZA! Tune in now to find out how researchers have elevated the pizza-making game, literally.

What Is An F32 Anyway?! Criticisms of the Academic Façade with Adri Cortee

Jordan and Jana speak with PhD candidate, Adriana Norris! On this episode of B-Scientist, we come to the conclusion that TikTok's algorithm is trash, how a certain university publication makes a mockery of the pandemic, and how academic twitter and YouTube are the move for science communication. You can find Adri Cortee on YouTube, Twitter, and if the algorithm allows, TikTok.

What's Out There? Using a Critical Lens on Academia with Dr. Gertrude Nonterah

Jordan and Jana explore the highs and lows of academia with special guest, Dr. Gertrude Nonterah, and find out that there may be more to your graduate degree than just academia *gasp* They also geek out on their favorite science youtubers in the process. Tune in to this engaging conversation with the creator of The Bold PhD!

Do Look UP

Jana and Jordan are back for another year of B-Scientists! In the first episode of 2022, they talk about developments at Deep Mind AI and the Tonga Explosion. Then, they discuss Netflix's film Don't Look Up.  

21 Things we liked and hated about 2021

2022 is right around the corner! Why not listen to Jana and Jordan talk about their favorite and not so favorite events of the 2021? Check out the last B-Scientists episode of 2021 before they return in 2022.

What's the Optics? Optical science and more with Dr. Michael J. Williams!

Jana and Jordan interview Dr. Micahel J. Williams about his path into optical science and his current professional life! They also talk about his experiences as a Black optical science from Philadelphia and how that has impacted him.

Atom-nal Science Updates

Jordan and Jana discuss what the latest in science news as we roll into the Autumn season, and discover that humans may have been in North America much longer than we realized. Don't forget to B-Scientist!

Head over to for all your Autumnal needs!

Science News Update: Potty Training Cows & Mooore

This week on B-Scientist, Jordan and Jana go through what's new in science including potty training cows, hurricane Ida and the impact of climate change, the first all civilian space flight, and more! There's a lot to unpack, so settle in.

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Give 8/28 Livestream w/ Dr. Shenell Tolson and Chad Singleton, M.P.H.

Jana and Jordan host their second ever livestream for Give 8/28, a fundraiser hosted by the Young, Black, & Giving Back Institute! They are joined by the amazing scientists, Dr. Shenell Tolson and Chad Singleton, M.P.H. who share their experiences as black scientists all while encouraging you to B-Scientists!

Delta, Climate Change, and NASA-oh my!

Jana and Jordan discuss several major science related events on Tuesday, Aug 10

Stars are Stepping Stones w/ Janeya Griffin

Jana and Jordan interview  "The Commercializer", Janeya Griffin! Janeya is a woman of many talents who has worked for NASA and is an entrepreneur with her own consulting company. She is currently working with Baylor's College of Medicine's TRISH Program to increase the diversity in space and space health research by conducting a survey. Please help by taking the survey at

Post-Break Updates

Jana and Jordan return from the Juneteenth Break with science news and updates on B-SCI related activities!


B-SCI will be going on a break from June 19th to July 5th! Jana and Jordan give some break updates, science news, and another grad school rant! 

Dr. Debora Kamin Mukaz and BlackInCardio

Dr. Debora Kamin Mukaz one of the co-founders of BlackInCardio stops by B-Scientists to talk to Jana and Janay about her research, the importance of representation in science, and her dozens of talents!

Semester Wrap Up

Jana and Jordan talk about the last week of the Spring semester and what they've been learning. Plus, they talk about some of their hobbies!

Developmental Psychology with Dr. Jordan Booker

Dr. Jordan Booker of the University of Missouri stops by B-Scientists to talk to Jana and Jordan about developmental psychology!

Magnificent Neuroscientists with Dr. Theanne Griffith and Janay Vacharasin

Dr. Theanne Griffith, neuroscientist, author of The Magnificent Makers, and Assistant Professor at the University of California Davis, and B-SCI Secretary Janay Vacharasin, stop by B-Scientists to educate Jana and Jordan on neuroscience! Dr. Griffith also talks about her book series The Magnificent Makers and how she encourages everyone to B-Scientists!

S.T.E.M.Ed by Bri with Briana Simms

On this episode of B-Scientists, the future Dr. Briana Simms, a chemist and founder of S.T.E.M.Ed by Bri (pronounced like "stemed"),stops by and discusses how she tries to inspire junior scholars to learn about science, the obstacles she faced in grad school, and her other many talents! 

B-SCI Turns 2!

The Black Science Coalition and Institute (B-SCI) turned 2 on Feb 20, 2021. Listen as Jana and Jordan discuss the past week of science news and discuss the journey B-SCI has taken and where it may go next!

SciComm and Public Health with Dr. Shenell Tolson!

Dr. Shenell Tolsn, B-SCI’s Science Policy Officer stops by the podcast to talk about how she became a scientist, how she does SciCom, iatrophobia-the fear of doctors and medicine, and how she became interested in science policy! This interview was super inspiring and you don’t want to miss it!

Jumping into 2021 with a BIG Accouncement

B-Scientists returns with Jana and Jordan! They deliver a big announcement-APPAREL IS COMING FEBRURY 1st! They also talk about the 2020 election and the Capitol Riots. Then, they share  some of the new things in science they've learned over the last few weeks.

20 Things We Hated About 2020 and Some Things We Liked

B-Scientists celebrates the end of 2020 and its 10th episode by looking back at a year full of obstacles and growth. Jana and Jordan discuss their personal favorite downs and ups and end 2020 on a high note.


Jana and Jordan discuss their favorite music, their Spotify Wrapped playlists, and how it all relates to science!

Deconstructing Our Identity

Jana and Jordan discuss their personal experiences with being black scientists and some of the issues they've faced as graduate students. 

Scientists Who Lift

Dominique Stephens founder of Scientists Who Lift stops by B-Scientists for an inspiring interview detailing his life as both a scientists and competitive lifter! 

Gender, the Body, and Fieldwork Symposium

Jana and Jordan conduct their first interview and livestream as part of the Gender, the Body, and Fieldwork Symposium! The Gender, the Body, and Fieldwork Symposium is organized several by several UGA graduate students and sponsored by UGA's Franklin College of Arts and Science, Center for Integrative Conservation Research, and Graduate School!

Edgar Alarcon and Tia Manns are our guest! Edgar is an archaeologist and PhD Candidate in UGA's Department of Anthropology. Tia Manns is a 1st year graduate student in UGA's Marine Science Department!

Special Thanks to!

Gender, the Body, and Fieldwork Symposium Organizing Committee and Tech Support

Edgar Alarcon

Tia Manns

Conspiracy Theories

Jana and Jordan discuss how conspiracy theories develop and how we should evaluate the evidence behind them.

Society and Tech

Spoiler Alert! Jana and Jordan discuss how technology influences society through a review of Netflix's Black Mirror.

Wakanda Forever

B-SCI pays its respects to Chadwick Boseman, discusses the Jacob Black shooting, and several science articles Jana and Jordan read recently. 

Back in the Game!

Jana and Jordan catch up for the first time since before the pandemic.

Welcome to B-Scientists!

Jana Carpenter and Jordan Chapman welcome you to B-Scientists! In this episode they discuss how they became interested in science and share their experiences.

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