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Happy Friday friends. You all have been working so hard this September, getting back to into school life, raising money for those affected by the hurricanes, defending DACA, and building an impressive resistance ALL while supporting each other. We are so proud of our community and the progress we are making together. Enjoy your weekend and I recommend scrolling through these photos from Saturn for a out of this world mental break.
We are investing in a future for science. This week we focus on providing a secure future for our young, talented #dreamer science community, meanwhile fighting off anti-science rhetoric about climate change.
This week our actions are focused on DACA; we will not stand silently by. Please read our Take action Tuesday for resources and suggestions on how you can take action (ps call your lawmakers). If you have questions there are a few good pieces summarizing what is going on here, here, and here. And if you are directly or indirectly affected and want to share your story, send us an email - you have our full support.
Scientist, conservationist, and artist Kika Tuff shares her work at the intersection of science, art, and outreach. She's managed to escape being pigeonholed, seamlessly bridging the worlds of science and art. She now runs a science communication agency called Impact Media Lab after finishing graduate school.
Our hearts go out to those affected by Hurricane Harvey and we are in awe of how Texas communities are coming together to help each other. If you have the capacity, we recommend donating to Port Light, Coalition for the Homeless, or something from this inclusive list.
As the summer winds down and our fall schedules become a chaotic mess, remember to take time to appreciate what you have accomplished for the week, month or even the year. Even the little things count.
#weekly_action - Our hearts go out to those affected by Hurricane Harvey, and suggest ways we can show support. We also look forward to launching a new campaign in which we advocate for science - let’s get organized!
This week on #meetascientist, Dr. Melissa Creary shares her journey moving from biomedical research to public health and policy. A professor at the University of Michigan's School of Public Health, Melissa is also a member of the 500 Women Scientists Advisory Board.