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500 Women Scientists will be the foremost organization for the transformation of leadership, diversity, and public engagement in science.
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.
It is easy to be angry: at the now thousands of stories of sexual misconduct in academics, at heartless tax cuts that will directly effect grad students, and at events we have very little control over - this week the fires in California. This weekend I encourage you all to take time for yourself - because it is easy to be angry but we cannot continue to react and take action if we are tired and worn down. I we are sure keeping busy! Big hug friends.
Many of us are so angry after last weeks tax vote - angry for ourselves, our students, our colleagues, our families. This week we focus on implications of the Tax Reform on higher education, and encourage you to use your anger to fuel your actions:
This week on #MeetAScientist, get to know Dr. Corina Logan, a research fellow in the Department of Zoology at Cambridge University. She discusses her research into grackles and what they can tell us about human behavior and shares how she has used evidence to craft best practices for her research group. She's thought deeply about how to incentivize a more open and honest scientific practice and create an environment that facilitates equity. We hope you find her answers as enlightening as we did!
If the holiday season doesn't stress you out, than the proposed US tax plan that will directly impact graduate students probably will. So if you need to relax and take a break, I recommend listening to the ELT podcast. If you have energy to take action, check out our resource page - maybe write an Op-Ed or ask your friends and family to give the gift of science this season. And if you have new ideas, share them with us (we obsessively check our email and tweets). Happy December friends!
Today is #givingtuesday, and we ask you to consider supporting 500 Women Scientists, and give sugestions to 2 other groups that have been our partners from the beginning.
This week on #MeetAScientist, get to know Veronica Padula, a PhD candidate at the University of Alaska Fairbanks and a science education and communication specialist. She shares the importance of her research studying the effect of marine debris on seabirds and why outreach and mentorship is so important for her.
Think week our American counterparts are hopefully taking some well-earned Thanksgiving holiday time with their friends and family. This year we are Thankful for the community we have built, each and everyone one of you is an inspiration to our organization.
This week we ask you to take action in support of graduate students. The House GOP tax plan includes a new tax on the tuition waiver that many graduate students receive. The senate version keeps the current exemption.