About The Show


Mission Statement: 

To highlight the interdisciplinary and socioculturally diverse attributes of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. Our logo is a diagram version of a synaptic connection between two neurons, which we chose as a symbol of how the connection between academic fields and diverse communities can achieve unity and innovation.

Mission Goals: 

  • To promote scientific education by exploring new and relevant topics in STEM fields and relaying these ideas to an interested audience.
  • To promote a more realistic and diverse representation of STEM fields by boosting the voices and scientific accomplishments of individuals of all communities.
  • To emphasize the interdisciplinary foundation of academia by highlighting the connections among STEM fields, the humanities, and ordinary life.


Music tracks used in the show are attributed to Kevin MacLeod and are licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/. The introduction includes snippets from NASA's audio collection, JFK's 1961 Inaugural Address, and Amelia Earheart's "The Future of Women in Flying" speech - the latter two being in the public domain. Any and all audio clips included in the podcast are used for nonprofit, educational purposes.

about the host:

The Synapse Science Podcast started as a personal science communication project in 2014 by Alexa Erdogan (@neurostellar), while she was finishing her B.S. in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology at the University of Washington. Since the show’s inception, she has also explored the interdisciplinary world of Space Studies (M.S.), with a focus on Human Factors, through the University of North Dakota. Her passion for science communication spans over various mediums, including print, video, acrylic paint, and audio.