The average UK manufacturing company is currently made up of 85% men & 15% women (@MichaelPageUK).
The #CEDAW Committee has urged the UK to enhance women’s #STEM participation & #education, which would strengthen implementation of Art. 11 on equal employment opportunities. 🏭w
My husband’s last name is a woman’s first name. The tone of his emails from new students this semester took a rude, dismissive tone. He thought it was just due to the pandemic stress and that they used his last name as a nickname. Turns out they just thought he was a woman.
Dr. Lynnae Quick of @NASAGoddard wondered if these “ocean worlds” are common across the galaxy. Quick and her colleagues conducted a mathematical analysis of several dozen exoplanets and found that more than 1/4 of the sample could contain oceans. go.nasa.gov/3eeUtAE
Did you know during this decade that the FIRST Black women Astrochemists in the US will receive their PhDs? Here's their names and respective order:
Ayanna Jones (@onlyayanna_)
Ashley Walker (me)
MiOra Team Sharon Matesun (Drexel Univ. PA), Indiara Gonzalez-Ortiz (Georgia State Univ.), Caitlyn Kellogg (UC San Diego), Brianna Rochebrun (Florida Atlantic Univ.) working on a project to understand the pediatricians challenges to provide care to children during #COVID-19
Those days it was still under Mysore University. She went on to do her MSc in Physics, also from Central College, and was the only woman in her batch. She was awarded the Silver Medal in MSc (Physics).
Below is a photograph of the BSc class, circa 1943.
It's Day One of #BlackBirdersWeek! The first ever week dedicated to visibility, awareness, and dialogue. We're kicking it off by celebrating our love of the outdoors and being #BlackInNature. Use that hashtag to share yours!
Now, allow me to introduce myself!
This week is #BlackBirdersWeek ! It is an opportunity for us to showcase blk joy in nature, black birders, and blk scientists! First, an introduction. I’m a Texas high school biology teacher holding a special interest in birds and environmental justice!
I’m excited to go to grad school but also nervous. The lack of diversity in STEM has led me to question my capabilities and my place in biology. #BlackBirdersWeek has truly reinvigorated and reassured me that I’m not alone. I can do this, & I BELONG HERE. #BlackWomenWhoBird
Hi everyone, I’m a marine biologist studying marine mammals in the Canadian Arctic 🐋. I’ve always loved the outdoors but never saw it as a place for me because I rarely saw anyone#BlackInNaturee. Representation matters!
📢Meet Dr. Deepika Bhaskar, Registrar, Regional Centre for Biotechnology, Department of Biotechnology, Government of India as she joins us at the Online Panel Discussion#Stem4Herr by@unesconewdelhii on 1⃣1⃣May
ℹ️ How to register:bit.ly/stem4her3
Powerful evidence that "The exclusion of women from, and the concentration of men in, leadership positions creates extreme power differentials in academic medicine." How is your institution responding to the call for action?
AAMC Statement on Gender Equity aamc.org/what-we-do/mis…
You've come a long way, STEM lady! 🙌
In the original (1983) Draw A Scientist Test (DAST), out of 5000 children tested, only 28 girls, and NO boys, drew a woman scientist. 👩🔬
Gender stereotypes begin earltwitter.com/mcnees/status/…WX9
stop this. stop this right now. I’m not a piece of meat for you to ogle at. I don’t exist for your pleasure. i’m a scientist taking time to communicate what excites me about space. you don’t get to abuse that by coming into my space.
Congratulations to @NIH for appointing 10 women as Institute and Center directors. It’s an honor and a responsibility to lead @NIH_ORWH, which supports the advancement of women in science as a central tenet of its mission. Read about the #PowerOf10 at bit.ly/2GpIZve.
We’ve spent a decade supporting women in STEM, but without funding we can’t continue. We’ve had some fab sponsors over the years, but we haven’t met our sponsorship target for 2019. So we need you to help. Please chuck us a fiver and/or share this link bit.ly/2RwFIi4
She’s a scientist, NOT a secretary. Ayanna Howard, one of the few black women working in AI and robotics, discusses programming @NASA’s rover missions and being mistaken for a secretary in the lab. Here's how she's paving the way. 💪Y
"Children who say hand dryers 'hurt my ears' are correct," says 13-year-old Nora Keegan - and she's got the published paper to prove it! Nora showed that hand dryers are louder in bathrooms than in the lab, and loud enough to be dangerous at child height. amightygirl.com/blog?p=25606
Left: MIT computer scientist Katie Bouman w/stacks of hard drives of black hole image data.
Right: MIT computer scientist Margaret Hamilton w/the code she wrote that helped put a man on the moon.
(image credit @floragraham)