It is the last week of Women's History Month, and this week we look to our future, to the girls and young women of science. Each day this week we will address a different topic related to girls in science. Today on #meetascientist, we share the essays from two young women who reached out to 500WS early on.
500 Women Scientists now has over 100 Pods across the globe! These pods are busy meeting, networking, and planning a range of awesome activities. Every week we will highlight the cool work underway. This week we start with the DC Pod.
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!
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.
What we've done
- New campaign to show the EPA some love #ourEPA
We are preparing for the March for Science, find a local pod to organize with.
Find more ways to contribute to 500WS and work on specific topics - join a Strike Team
500WS iron on patches (for free!!)
We Love Data benefit in Washington state.
What we like
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!
Today on #meetascientist I am excited to introduce you to Kristy Duran, a leader of 500WS and a co-author of this post last week in Scientific American. Her's is a story of perseverance, leading by example, and mentoring. Thanks Kristy for the interview!
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.
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!