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Helping Women’s Dreams Soar in STEM and Aviation

Most people who follow this website are probably aware of the low percentages of women in STEM fields. Research shows that women hold only 24% of STEM jobs and only makeup 30% of all STEM degree holders. But in my field of aviation/aerospace, the numbers are even lower. It may surprise you to learn that… Continue reading Helping Women’s Dreams Soar in STEM and Aviation

Podcast Episodes

Episode15: Our STEMSupport Star

We are back with our brand new podcast episodes. We are doing away with season format and will release a new "woman in STEM" interview every Monday. We are so excited that our first guest back is our very own Alex Fitzpatrick the author of our #STEMSupport column. Today we are talking to an American Zooarchaeologist, who… Continue reading Episode15: Our STEMSupport Star

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How I Learned To Be Calm

This Mental Health Awareness Month I wanted to share how meditation helped me through really difficult times. Calming down doesn't come naturally to most of us. Our mind plays tricks and we spiral down the anxiety lane, in some cases, this can also lead to depression, anxiety disorder, mood disorder, etc. It’s a habit you have… Continue reading How I Learned To Be Calm

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Thank You Maa For These 4 Life Lessons

My mother is the epitome of bravery, composure, and love. She was the first woman to be hired in her field of work. She was a mountaineer in college, she led all women teams to 3 glaciers in the Himalayas, and worked in some of the toughest conditions. After receiving her Master's degree in political… Continue reading Thank You Maa For These 4 Life Lessons

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What is the 1000 STEM Women Project

During the spring of 2017, I worked with a 6th-grade science classroom in Rhode Island via an education technology tool called Flipgrid (an asynchronous video discussion platform).  Using Flipgrid, I would pose a weekly science or STEM questions and they would create short video responses to the prompt. I’m an ecologist by training, so these… Continue reading What is the 1000 STEM Women Project

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New to Research? This is How You Can Develop Resilience

As an early career researcher, enthusiasm and passion for your subject are vital. However academic research can be really tough and sometimes it can be a real test to maintain enthusiasm! It is a really competitive arena and rejected manuscripts, fixed term contracts and constant battles for funding all contribute to this and it is… Continue reading New to Research? This is How You Can Develop Resilience

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Getting On The Plane To Study In A Foreign Land

Welcome to #STEMSupport, a bi-monthly article that will tackle common questions and issues others may face within STEM. Today’s article will talk about a subject that’s quite personal to me as an international PhD student – studying abroad! If you’re an undergraduate student, you’re probably being bombarded with fliers and emails regarding study abroad opportunities.… Continue reading Getting On The Plane To Study In A Foreign Land

Podcast Episodes

Episode 14: Her STEM-Spiring Story

 Today we are talking to a very "STEMSPIRING" young lady Laalitya Acharya, a current high school freshman whose goal is to girls to take up STEM all across the globe. Why? and How? were some of her favorite words growing up. Laalitya has identified the gap that young girls are faced with when trying to… Continue reading Episode 14: Her STEM-Spiring Story

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5 Powerful Books That Can Change Your Life

In a world filled with overwhelming entertainment options, books probably don't have the same place as they use to. Especially for me, books were always an afterthought during my school and college days. So, it's interesting that when I think about the most important lessons, I can only think of these 5 books. These 5 books absolutely… Continue reading 5 Powerful Books That Can Change Your Life

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How to Be Your Best Self At Your First Conference

Welcome to #STEMSupport, a bi-monthly article that will tackle common questions and issues others may face within STEM. Today, we’ll be talking about conferences – a necessary evil for many anxious students around the world! Hopefully, this article will put your mind at ease…or at least help you manage your stress levels a bit. Deadlines,… Continue reading How to Be Your Best Self At Your First Conference