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Ahoy, mateys! Let’s set sail into a stormy sea of science and medical questions on today’s Ask Iggy!

Today’s question is about women in STEM, and comes to us from Elizabeth McAndrew, a real live nuclear engineer. Whoa! I’m sure she knows a lot more about women in STEM than I do, so check her out: And of course, you can always ask Victoria.

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Frankenstein MD is a multi-platform series based on Frankenstein, a novel by Mary Shelley.
The series is developed by Lon Harris, Brett Register, and Bernie Su
The series is produced by Pemberley Digital.
and distributed by PBS Digital Studios.

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Executive Producer - Bernie Su -
Executive Producer - Matt Vree -
Executive Producer - Hank Green -
Co-Executive Producer - Lon Harris
Co-Executive Producer - Brett Register -
Producer - Tracy Bitterolf -
Director - Brett Register -
Writers - Lon Harris
Cinematography - Eric Clark
Editor - Cara Ferraro
Transmedia Editor - Christine Linnell -
Associate Producer - Ariana Nedelman
Science Advisor - Joe Hanson -
Assistant Editor - Brennan Barsell
Production Designer - Katie Moest -
Stylist - Jessica Snyder -
Propmaster - Audrey Lee
Makeup - Roxanne Pike
Intro Music - Sally Chou
Intro Design - Andrew Swaner
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Ahoy internet mateys, ready to set sail for a new episode of Ask Iggy?

Well drop anchor, 'cause we're...I've got...ah, wow, I am already out of nautical puns. This did not work at all.

I've got a ton of new medical, science questions to get through today, and remember, if you have questions of your own you can send them to me on Twitter at "IggyDelacey" OK, let's do this thing.

NuclearLiz asks, What advice would you give to a male colleague on how he could encourage more women to enter STEM fields.

Now, that's a great question, Liz, and I'm not just saying that for fear that you could melt down at any moment rendering your area uninhabitable for decades. ''re nuclear.

I think the first and most important thing men can do to encourage women going into research, or anything else, is to listen to what they have to say. Too often guys tend to act like they already know everything and don't value input from female friends and colleagues.

Like, take this video for example, it's about women in STEM and here I am, a man, just blathering for over a minute without taking even a second to actually include a woman's point of view.

Of course, there aren't any women in my room to offer their own opinions right now...or ever...recently.

As well, if you're already a professional in science and engineering and you meet an up-and-coming woman with some real talent, consider mentoring them and sharing some of your experiences.

I recall a certain brilliant, young pre-med student that I helped along not long ago. Her name was Debby. Huh, I wonder what happened to her.

You didn't think I meant Victoria right? Nah, she didn't need my help. The first day I met her she was so bored in class she made glasses for her nearsighted dissection frog.

They actually worked, but they kept falling off 'cause frogs don't have ears. So...

Well, anyway, I'm probably needed back in the lab, but send me more of your questions for next time, or I'll send you to Davy Jones' locker, Argh! Yeah, I had one more left. I was saving it for the end. It's called showmanship.

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