Weekly Wrap-Up

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Weekly Wrap-Up

Get prepared, we have a lot coming in April- the march is just over one month away, and we'll announce some exciting news next week (check your inbox!). 

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Soil science chose me

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Soil science chose me

Today on #meetascientist, we are excited to introduce you to Karen Vaughan, a soil science professor at the University of Wyoming, an incredible mentor, and a newly minted science filmmaker (short film below). Thanks Karen for the interview! 

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Weekly Wrap-Up

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Weekly Wrap-Up

I want to start this post by taking a moment to appreciate our growing network, and to say thank you to all you awesome women and supporters who are behind this success. I know this week is ending on a dark note for American science and that the proposed budget cuts are damn scary. We have strength in each other and we will continue to #resist every day. 

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#OUREPA

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#OUREPA

This week, we have a very special #TakeActionTuesday. Show the EPA some love with the new #OurEPA campaign, designed by the 500WS DC pod.

Send a postcard by April 1st, sharing your story about environmental protection! Find all the details on the postcard campaign here!

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Weekly Wrap-Up

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Weekly Wrap-Up

What a week it has been! Indeed the fight continues, but we can also celebrate our successes and one major step has been the continued growth of our network. If you missed it, we published quite a few pieces this week. Some nice reading for the weekend and fuel for battle. 

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Women Scientists of Europe Unite

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Women Scientists of Europe Unite

Science and technology are integral to all aspects of our life — from medicine and the environment to energy and trade. Today, more than ever, breakthroughs in science towards solving society’s biggest challenges are best made by collaborations across national boundaries, by interdisciplinary research, and, foremost, by bringing together diverse scientific minds. Yet, while it is well established that diversity leads to better science, women, people of colour, immigrants, LGBTQIA, and disabled people continue to face ubiquitous and well-known challenges in sciences across the world and across Europe.

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Work at it every day!

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Work at it every day!

Today on #MeetaScientist, our co-founder Jane interviewed one of her closest friends and leader of 500WS, Jessica Metcalf. Jess has been the force behind Take Action Tuesdays, and is thinking about running for office! Get to know this awesome lady a little more: 

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Weekly Wrap-Up

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Weekly Wrap-Up

This week we took things a bit easier. It was nice to slow it down, catch up, and get ready for the next month! Next week we host our inaugural global #500WSpintnight with Pods around the world, have you planned yours? Rest up this weekend ladies, the fight continues! 

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Weekly Wrap-Up

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Weekly Wrap-Up

Where should we start? This week was a whirlwind of activity! Beginning with the Rally for Science at the AAAS meeting in Boston, followed by a lot of activity from our women around the world. Keep your heads up ladies, and enjoy the weekend!

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Take Action Tuesday

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Take Action Tuesday

In our suggested actions this week, we focus on ways to support diversity. 

  • February is Black History Month and a great oppurtunity to support groups and causes we believe in.  We suggest helping groups that support diversity grow in your communities and on Facebook and Twitter (e.g. Vanguard STEM).
  • Let’s help each other connect with young women interested in science. Find a local science event and volunteer as a speaker or science fair judge. One immediate opportunity is the Expanding Your Horizons conference in Fort Collins April 8 and looking for volunteers. Post similar opportunities near you in the comments section. 

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