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Tech Speak Minisodes

Access each episode along with related resources and show notes below.

October 12, 2023
Minisode 16: Without Question, This Technology Will Save Lives 
Go behind the scenes at this summer’s Wildland Urban Interface Phase 2 Integration Model demonstration to learn how sensors and a new kind of in-vehicle fire alert will soon move people out of harm’s way faster.
Without Question Minisode 16


September 27, 2023
Minisode 15: Almost Like You're Watching a Video Game 
Discover C-THRU, a helmet-mounted real-time indoor visualization system that will help firefighters navigate dark, smoky environments.
Minisode 15: Almost Like You're Watching a Video Game


August 23, 2023
Minisode 14: Teaching Machines to Detect Explosives
S&T’s Transportation Security Lab is using machine learning to improve and streamline explosives detection at transportation checkpoints.
Two computer screens on top of a desk with a keyboard in front of them.


August 9, 2023
Minisode 13: Invest In an A+ Team
Silicon Valley Innovation Program Director Melissa Oh and startups discuss finding success in working together.
Silicon Valley Innovation Program Minisode Invest In an A+ Team


July 26, 2023
Minisode 12: Bring the Best You Have, Innovate and Push 
Listen to the inspiring keynote address S&T Under Secretary Dr. Dimitri Kusnezov recently delivered at the commencement ceremony for the MBA in Security Technology Transition program at George Washington University, an S&T Center of Excellence.
Minisode Ep 12 Bring the Best You Have, Innovate and Push


July 12, 2023
Minisode 11: Hydrogen Is How and Hydrogen Is Now
Meet the H2Rescue truck and discover how the clean energy revolution is hitting the road.
Minisode H2Rescue Episode 11


March 29, 2023
Minisode 10: Providing the Best Information to Save Lives 
Hear how S&T’s Chemical Security Analysis Center helped secure indoor and outdoor events during the week leading up to Super Bowl LVII.
Football stadium with bright lights


March 15, 2023
Minisode 9: And the Rest is History
Celebrating Women’s History Month with the stories of five remarkable S&T women.
Women's History Month


February 22, 2023

Minisode 8: With Data Standards, You Know Exactly What to Expect
Tune in to hear how S&T is helping break the vendor lock on response and recovery data.

Cars in muddy flood waters


February 8, 2023
Join us in the field as we test groundbreaking new gunshot detection technology with law enforcement.
Surveillance camera that detects gun shots


January 25, 2023
NUSTL staff and members of the NYPD and FDNY take you inside the 2022 Urban OpEx event.
One Step Ahead of the Bad Guys Man standing on a rooftop with remote and mic


January 11, 2023
Discover how S&T and NIST teamed up to evaluate drone capabilities and pilot proficiency.
two men standing next to each other holding drones


December 28, 2022
S&T is helping responders breathe easier with the Wildland Firefighter Respirator.
Wildlife firefighter putting out a fire in the forest


December 14, 2022
Recorded live from a demolition range, learn about S&T’s Research and Prototyping for IED Defeat (RAPID) program.
Person with dirty hands touching wires of a bomb that exploded


November 30, 2022
Arun Vemury gives a unique inside look into S&T’s 2022 Biometrics Technology Rally.
group of people walking though airport security


November 16, 2022
Hear directly from active members of the First Responder Resource Group.
Minisode 1: All Hazards Focused


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Meet Your Hosts

Deepak Saini

Deepak Saini is a media strategist for the Communications and Outreach Division. Prior to joining S&T, Deepak was an award-winning television news journalist for several TV affiliates across the country. Deepak earned a Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Journalism from San Francisco State University.

John Verrico

John Verrico is Chief of Media & Community Relations for the Communications and Outreach Division. John is a U.S. Navy veteran and has served for over 40 years in military, state, and federal agencies. He is a leadership trainer, motivational speaker, and best-selling author. John earned a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership from Norwich University and a Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies/Communications from Excelsior College.

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Last Updated: 05/09/2024
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