Applied

by CSU Office of Engagement and Extension

The Applied podcast seeks to explore the many stories happening at Colorado State University, across Colorado, and beyond – shining a spotlight on the amazing work taking place in classrooms, laboratories, campuses, communities, and out in the field.

Each episode, we speak with passionate subject matter experts about how their work creates real-world impact, offering a space for listeners to discover, learn, and

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Podcast episodes

  • Season 1

  • How to Get Started with Sustainable Landscaping in Colorado, with Deryn Davidson

    How to Get Started with Sustainable Landscaping in Colorado, with Deryn Davidson

    In this episode, we talk about sustainable landscaping, native plants, soil, mulch, water conservation, xeriscaping, and more with CSU Extension State Specialist Deryn Davidson. If you would like more information on these topics, you can find more than 100 related articles on the CSU Extension website.

  • AI, Data Centers, Energy, and Environmental Impact, with Dr. Sudeep Pasricha

    AI, Data Centers, Energy, and Environmental Impact, with Dr. Sudeep Pasricha

    In this episode, we hear from Dr. Sudeep Pasricha, a professor with joint appointments in the Departments of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Computer Science, and Systems Engineering at CSU. Dr. Pasricha is also Director of the Embedded, High Performance, and Intelligent Computing Lab (EPIC). We discuss the rapid ongoing evolution of artificial intelligence, especially as it pertains to computer engineering, data centers, energy, sustainability, and AI ethics. Related articles from Dr. Pasricha and colleagues: “SHIELD: Sustainable Hybrid Evolutionary Learning Framework for Carbon, Wastewater, and Energy-Aware Data Center Management” | S. Qi, D. Milojicic, C. Bash, S. Pasricha | IEEE International Green and Sustainable Computing Conference, Toronto, Canada, 10/23. (Best Paper Award) “Robust Perception Architecture Design for Automotive Cyber-Physical Systems” | J. Dey, S. Pasricha | IEEE Computer Society Annual Symposium on VLSI (ISVLSI), 2022 “Efficient Embedded Machine Learning Deployment on Edge and IoT Devices” | S. Pasricha | IEEE/ACM DAC, 2023 “Cross-Layer Design for AI Acceleration with Non-Coherent Optical Computing” | F. Sunny, M. Nikdast, S. Pasricha | ACM GLSVLSI, 2023 “Ethical Design of Computers: From Semiconductors to IoT and Artificial Intelligence” | S. Pasricha, M. Wolf | IEEE Design & Test, 2023 “AI Ethics in Smart Healthcare” | S. Pasricha | IEEE Consumer Electronics, 2023 Learn more about CSU's online Computer Engineering Master's, online Bachelor's in Computer Science or online C.S. Master's.

  • Working and Learning as a Social Work Professional in Colorado, with Mindy Van Kalsbeek

    Working and Learning as a Social Work Professional in Colorado, with Mindy Van Kalsbeek

    In this episode, we discuss some of the most rewarding and challenging aspects of being a social worker, including empathy, mindfulness, burnout, policy, social justice, and continuing education. Learn more about the hybrid Master of Social Work program from CSU: https://www.online.colostate.edu/degrees/social-work?utm_source=appliedpodcast&utm_medium=podcast&utm_campaign=1-gen-240430-podcast-applied-s1ep7

  • An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure, featuring Dr. Nate Riggs

    An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure, featuring Dr. Nate Riggs

    In this episode, we speak with Dr. Nate Riggs about the interdisciplinary field of prevention science and how it has evolved to help reduce risk factors (and enhance protective factors) to improve the health and well-being of individuals (especially youth), families, and entire communities. Learn more about CSU's online Prevention Science Practice Master's Degree or the online Prevention Program Planning and Evaluation Graduate Certificate. You can also find information at the CSU Prevention Research Center.

  • How We Understand Addiction (and still have a lot to learn), with Dr. Brad Conner

    How We Understand Addiction (and still have a lot to learn), with Dr. Brad Conner

    In this episode, we talk with Dr. Brad Conner about what contributes to addiction and risky behaviors, some common misconceptions about addiction, why cannabis use disorder requires further study, and why addiction treatment has changed and continues to evolve. If you, a friend, or a loved one are struggling with addiction, please ask for help. You can find resources at https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/national-helpline