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Shatter the glass ceiling

Shatter the glass ceiling

Today on #meetascientist, we get to know Wendy Bohon, the leader of 500WS outreach and communication. From science communication to motherhood to fighting misogyny, Wendy crushes it and demonstrates that with a strong group of women, we can take some serious shots at the glass ceiling! Thanks Wendy for sharing your story with us! 

Science, an Evolving Passion

Science, an Evolving Passion

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...

Creativity required

Creativity required

As our network has grown over the last two and a half months, we have had the amazing oppurtunity of meeting some fantastic people. Today in our weekly #meetascientist I have the pleasure of interviewing Maryam Zaringhalam. Maryam's activities demonstrate the role of creativity in the sciences and she is a wonderful example to other women searching for their voice in science. 

What if I have to leave?

What if I have to leave?

This week amidst the upsetting and chaotic news of the executive order banning travel from seven predominantly muslim countries, people across the country have stood up for their friends, colleagues, and neighbors. Here we meet two scientists whose lives are directly affected by the ban. At the end of the post we have put together a long list of resources for those affected and those who want to help. 

 

Setting an example

Setting an example
The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education. -Martin Luther King, Jr

Meet Rukmani Vijayaraghavan, a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Virginia who, using her NSF fellowship resources, has organized a awesome science camp for middle school girls, Girls Exploring the Universe. Rukmani's outreach demonstrates the value in reaching out and setting an example for young girls.

The Women Behind 500 Women

The Women Behind 500 Women

It has now been a month since the first texts and emails and the initiation of the 500 Women Scientist. The month has flown by, full of signatures, press coverage , discussion, new connections and many exciting directions to take the movement. Before we get too far along we wanted to stop and introduce our lead organizers, Kelly Ramirez and Jane Zelikova.