Featured in this picture: 2 of 3 women getting their PhD’s in organic chemistry at Dartmouth👩🔬
While the numbers of women in STEM continue to rise, there are still so many areas where women are the minority by a long shot (in particular, mathematics - 28% and engineering - 15%). NSF reported in 2018 that women make up only 28% of the science and engineering workforce.
People have asked me what it’s like to work in a male dominated field, and while sometimes I definitely wish there were more women in synthetic organic chemistry, it’s also humbling to think that I can be a voice and help change the stigmas around what people traditionally think scientists should look like.
Regardless of your gender identity, find what you like, work hard, and most importantly, support those around you ✨
As my friend @lady_surgeon said to me recently, “visibility and mentor ship are the most important things we can do for the women who come behind us” 🙌🏼
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@nasa is kicking off the International Space Apps challenge this weekend with their #reachforthestars campaign supporting women in STEM 💫🚀
I couldn’t be happier and honored to be asked to take part in this campaign! Reach for the stars and go after your dreams. I continually make it my mission to mentor women in stem, there is nothing more gratifying than seeing young women find their confidence and succeed in STEM programs and careers.
Huge shoutout to @figoreilly for organizing this 💕✨
Guess who's got fine enough motor control to do finger guns? This gal. That's who.
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Today is the day I hand in my PhD thesis 🥰
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Happy Friday 🥳
Here’s a little life update since my last post:
• I was planning on taking a Vaccine Science certificate to fill up extra space in my schedule since my program is so flexible, butttt I decided against it because there were a bunch of classes I wanted to take instead that are more geared towards preparing me for medical school
• Finals are next week 🥴
• I still love my paper planner but I’ve been working on using both my paper planner in addition to google calendar (a little redundant but I like feeling like I have my life together 😂)
• I originally planned to take the MCAT over the summer but working full time and taking summer classes for Hopkins didn’t really make it too easy so I rescheduled and am taking it in April 2020 (this way I’ll have my score back before I submit my AMCAS app)
• I’m starting to prep for my med school apps and trying to figure out what the best move will be for next year so stay tuned for some more informative posts 🤠
How do the different measures of temperature compare?
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Un 18 de Octubre pero de 1892, se inauguró la primera línea telefónica interurbana en el mundo entre las ciudades de Nueva York y Chicago 🌇 ¡Cuánto hemos avanzado desde entonces! 😲
Si buscas estudiar una maestría en el área de Comunicaciones y Estudios de Medios, checa los programas de la Universidad de Texas (Austin), London School of Economics y Universidad Tecnológica Nanyang en Singapur, con reconocidos programas en estas áreas.
Today we channeled our fall #STEM brains to design apple hats - head-ware to keep an apple on the top of our heads while we raced each other! Check out the designs that our friends came up with! And yes, we DID eat the apples when we were done engineering! ((P.S. Some of our friends were so inspired that they even started to create super gear!)) #engineer#STEAM#creativity#fall#apples#librarylove#imagination
We are thrilled to announce that our Engineering For Kids Teacher of the Month for October 2019 is Fatimah Z. from Engineering For Kids Indonesia.
Fatimah has been an Engineering For Kids instructor for 3 years and loves witnessing her student’s amazement when learning about new topics. "Their bright eyes and wide smiles are priceless," she says. Beyond experiencing their excitement in class, she also enjoys witnessing them explain their projects to their family when it is time to go home. When she is not teaching at EFK she loves to hang out with her nieces/nephews and loves to sing.
Thank you for Inspiring the Next Generation of Engineers, Fatimah!
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One of the real perks of touring is seeing new places. Here’s Crater Lake in Oregon last week. It’s as beautiful and wonderful as you’d imagine.