Siddhartha Roy: a public-focused scientist on Flint’s water crisis

Siddhartha Roy is a Ph.D. student at Virginia Tech working with Dr. Marc Edwards. His research centers on studying failure mechanisms in potable water infrastructure, specifically erosion corrosion in copper-based premise plumbing and, more recently, the citywide lead contamination in the Flint Water Crisis. Sid serves as the Communications Director and Student Leader of the Flint Water Study and has become an advocate for reforming the academic system. In this interview, Sid shares his experiences working with the Flint community and his insights into how Academia can better serve the public good.

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This episode was recorded on February 17, 2017 at the AAAS Annual Meeting. Special thanks to Visager for music. Photo credit goes to Virginia Tech.

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