Wednesday, January 27, 2010

JMU Science Radio on WXJM

Yes, you read that correctly.

WXJM 88.7, JMU’s own student-run radio show now features a weekly science talk radio show on Wednesdays from 8-9 PM that focuses on issues related to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The show, “STEM Sell,” includes interviews with JMU students and faculty involved in STEM education and research, current science news, and features on science in everyday life.

Two JMU Physics faculty members host the show – Mark Mattson, the creator of STEM Sell, and Brian Utter – which has been on the air since October (with a steep learning curve on the workings of amateur radio, I assure you). Guests have so far included students and faculty from biology, chemistry, mathematics, and integrated science and technology, with guests from a variety of STEM fields lined up for the spring semester. Tonight, the show features JMU Physics Professor Chris Hughes.

Podcasts of the show are available at and can be streamed live from WXJM every Wednesday at 8PM. Comments, questions, or suggestions for topics and guests are always welcome at

Quoting Mark's traditional sign off and our mantra for the show: Remember, you have a brain. Don't be afraid to use it.