Our mission is to serve society by making science open, inclusive, and accessible.
500 Women Scientists will be the foremost organization for the transformation of leadership, diversity, and public engagement in science.
We continue to support actions in response to the recent tragedy in Charlottesville. Please take a minute to utilize these amazing resources that Rukmani Vijayaraghavan put together for us last week.
- The first step in action is to educate ourselves and the people closest to us about what happened leading up to the incidents over the weekend:
This week on #MeetAScientist, we're thrilled to have Philadelphia pod member Dr. JoEllen McBride. An astrophysicist by training, Jo is committed to bringing science to everyone as a professional science communicator.
Jane and I just wrapped up an awesome week at the Ecological Society of America conference. We literally met hundreds of women who were excited about the organization and want to get involved. We also recognize there is still so much work to be done-within ESA and science, and we are moving forward with concrete actions to help our society be more diverse and inclusive.
Let’s meet up! It’s tough to make schedules align in the summer. Below are some suggestions for ways to connect with your 500WS colleagues this summer!
The summer writing campaign is off to a strong start. If you have not already done so, pull together your local pods to identify science topics that are relevant in your communities and join our campaign. And if you want another excuse for a pod get-together, organize one around the solar eclipse August 21, 2017. Listen about, read about and view the eclipse together. Share your activities with us on social media.
This week on #MeetAScientist, we're excited to introduce Laura Osburn. As a social scientist, Laura uses her expertise to find strategies to build smarter buildings, advocate for science through storytelling, and help lead 500 Women Scientists Seattle's Strike Team.
Enjoy the last weekend in July, see you all in August!