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.
It is hard to keep track of all our actions, but there are some good ones so you are going to want to read the whole post! Also this month is National Mentoring Month. Beronda Montgomery of our advisory board asks you to consider: Are you #mentoring individuals to 'perform' a job, a life, a role? Or are you cultivating understanding of how one can develop & offer unique contributions to fulfill personal goals AND enrich the communities in which one lives & operates.
Have a wonderful weekend friends. See you next week!
Rise Up, Take Action! We hope you were inspired by the many MLK events yesterday. In that spirit, we focus on those under-served in science. Help us lift them up!
- A clean DACA - Read an inspiring story from one of our 500 WS members and sister. Below are their three actions:
This week on #MeetAScientist, get to know CienciaPR's Director of Communications and Science Outreach, Dr. Mónica Feliú-Mójer. Mónica started her career as a neuroscientist, leaving the bench for an established career in science communication and outreach. She is also Associate Director of Diversity and Communication Training for iBiology. You can find her communicating science and advocating for her fellow Puerto Ricans on Twitter at @moefeliu.
Happy New Year y'all!! We are so excited for 2018. There are new projects to start, ongoing projects to maintain, and so many more women to reach. We hope you are as excited as we are. This is your organization, so this year we really hope you stay in touch - read our newsletters, follow us on twitter and facebook, read our cool website content, or just send us an email. Best wishes in this New Year!
For the new year, we're asking 500WS to look forward to the world we want, and the part we can play in it. Here's an activity for you to do as an individual or, better yet, as your first pod meeting of the year (tried and tested by the Boulder pod).
Friends, we cannot thank you enough for the support you have given 500 Women Scientists over the last year! We relied on our community for strength, encouragement, ideas, and passion to keep up the fight, even when every day brought a new assault on the values we hold dear. We have big plans for 2018 and we hope you will be there with us!
We are taking the next two weeks off, but will be back to our regular schedule beginning January 8th. Sending well wishes to all of you for the holidays!
Our federal science agencies are world class and critical to our nation’s health and safety, yet this week the CDC was given a list of banned words. Neither the science nor its budgets should be censored. Help us speak up against the ban of 7 words in the CDC budget:
Many of us are ending the year at conferences - AGU, BES, ECRS to name a few. In light of our recent piece in Scientific American on sexual harassment, now is good time to think about how we can help implement institutional change. Read the article to find concrete actions, and share your own ideas with us too! It starts with asking scientific societies and instituions to make changes, so lets get asking. Have a good weekend all.
Net Neutrality is critical to science. Data traveling through a network equally, regardless of the source, destination, or content of that data is important for the progress and democratization of science. We encourage you to speak up for Net Neutrality this week (and have even shared some text for you to send)!
This week on #MeetAScientist, get to know paleontologist and podcast producer Michelle Barboza-Ramirez. We're big fans of her podcast, the Femmes of STEM, where she combines her expertise in science and women's studies to bring us bi-weekly episodes of the women who have propelled science, technology, engineering, and mathematics forward. In this interview, she shares how the podcast came to be, as well as how she found her own way into science.