Weekly Wrap-Up

Weekly Wrap-Up

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! 

Science, Serving Puerto Rico

Science, Serving Puerto Rico

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.

Weekly Wrap-Up

Weekly Wrap-Up

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! 

Weekly Wrap-Up

Weekly Wrap-Up

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!

Weekly Wrap-Up

Weekly Wrap-Up

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. 

Understanding our history

Understanding our history

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. 

Weekly Wrap-Up

Weekly Wrap-Up

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. 

Knowledge is a public good

Knowledge is a public good

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!

Weekly Wrap-Up

Weekly Wrap-Up

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!