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.
Enjoy the last weekend in July, see you all in August!
As you may have heard, last week we launched the the 500WS Summer of Op-Eds. Join with your pod and choose a topic relevant to your community and science. If you don't know where to start there will be a series of webinars, and check out our website for more info. Read on to find out more about what we've been up to.
This week, we ask you to take the first steps to participate in 500 Women Scientist’s Summer of Writing. If that sounds overwhelming, don’t worry, we’ve partnered with two excellent resources, The Union of Concerned Scientists and Rise Stronger, and we’ve laid out a plan to help you organize! Here are our actions for this week:
This week on #meetascientist, Dr. Erica Frank shares her passion for advocacy and her efforts to jumpstart NextGenU.org, the world's first free university.
This week on #meetascientist, we get to know Emily Lescak, a member of the 500 Women Scientists leadership and coordinator for our Alaska pod. True to the 500WS mission, Emily has centered outreach and mentorship over the course of her career development. We're thrilled to share her research, outreach activities, and insights into the (surmountable) challenges facing women in STEM.
Thanks to those of you who sent in suggestions on where to take our organization next. We have a few projects coming up for you in July, and will be hosting a pod webinar to encourage communication between the leadership and pods. Also, we want to hear what you all have been up! Make sure to tag us in your tweets or email us directly. Enjoy the weekend ladies!
In light of the July 4th holiday yesterday, this week we ask you to take time by providing the Department of Interior with our expert scientific opinions about the 27 National Monuments up for review.