Our mission is to promote a diverse and inclusive scientific community that brings progressive science-based solutions to local and global challenges.
We first met Claire Borges back in January, when she reached out to 500WS asking how she could be more involved. Since then she has become an active member of our organization, is leading the young scientist strike team and has helped set up a Pod in New Orleans. Now, the NOLA pod is up and running and taking action of their own. Find out what they are up to and if you are Marching in New Orleans this weekend, look for Claire giving a speech. Thanks NOLA for the interview!
How are you preparing for the march? Check out our page to find resources, posters, and more! And in the meantime, we have a few different options for #takeactiontuesday. We wish you all a safe and productive week!
Dr. Rana Dajani is a higher education reform expert and a member of the UN Women Jordan advisory council. She frequently writes in the journal Nature about science, education and women in the Arab World and in 2014, she received a PEER award to establish a network for women mentors. Today on #meetascientist, we got to talk to Rana about the amazing programs she is working on.
We are so inspired by the awesome work of our members and pods across the world (check out our #podoftheweek and #meetascientist posts to see why)! Thank you everyone - to the women, friends, family, our supporters and allies - for the continued dedication to the 500WS movement, we are making progress every week. Happy Weekend!
What is the key to organizing a strong network of women? For the Knoxville Pod, it has been persistence, openness, and a focused dedication to their mission. The pod is already busy planning some important (and awesome) activities! Read on to meet our #podoftheweek.
Today on #meetascientist I am so happy to introduce Samantha Weintraub. Sam is one of those enviable scientists who has been able to conduct some of her research in the tropics, and later in the mountains of Utah (on skies!). Today Sm talks about how to embrace the evolution of your research, how to draw on your surroundings for inspiration, and the importance of strong women for science...
Happy Friday Friends. If you can find the time this weekend, take a breath, read something nice, and catch up on our activities this last week. Can there be too many 500WS t-shirts? We think not!
This week we are excited to introduce the Philadelphia 500WS Pod. Led by Tanya and Lexi, their pod is laying the ground work for a strong support group, and have started to organize events focused on promoting STEM education. They also will be using the March for Science to grow their already large network. Read on to learn about the Philly Pod!