Episode 25: Researcher Aaron Yoder intersects wearable tech, ag safety, education

 

     

 

Aaron Yoder, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Environmental, Agricultural & Occupational Health at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Neb. In this episode, he shares his years of work merging agribility, engineering, wearable technology, social marketing, consumer-driven education and behavioral health. With his unique background, which includes advancing the tech transfer of Microsoft wearables for Ebola virus protection to agricultural heat illness, he also brings forward his thoughts regarding drone policy, the evolution of humanity with technology and, of course, leadership.

“We’re moving from, ‘What machinery can I create to help people?’ to ‘How can I help people interact with machinery that’s available?’”
Aaron Yoder
Associate Professor, Department of Environmental, Agricultural & Occupational Health, University of Nebraska Medical Center

About Aaron

         

Aaron Yoder, Ph.D., grew up in central Pennsylvania where he spent time working on his grandfather’s farm. He has degrees from Penn State and Purdue University and has been working to protect farmers and ranchers for more than 20 years.
He is a nationally recognized as a leader in the agricultural safety and health field. Aaron is an Associate Professor in the Department of Environmental, Agricultural and Occupational Health at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. He works with projects through the NIOSH funded Central States Center for Agricultural Safety and Health.
Outside of work, Aaron enjoys spending time with his family, coaching his children’s sport teams and “fixing stuff.”

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Bold Voices Student Segment

Logan Krejdl,  a senior studying Business Administration and Sports Management at the University of Nebraska at Kearney (UNK).

Logan shares his bold ideas and authentic experiences about leadership, integrity and rural-urban leadership during the Bold Voice student segment of Episode 25 – listen at 11:08!

An Aurora, Neb., native and natural leader, Logan is UNK’s Student Regent and Student Body President. “I’m really lucky enough to be working with some of the best and brightest students on our campus, serving as the Student Body President and Student Regent.”

“I describe my leadership style as adaptable,” Logan says. “Very rarely do I use the same leadership style in different organizations,” he continued.

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Show Notes

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