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How 3DUX is Creatively Promoting STEAM Education

I watch, enthralled, as layer upon layer of colorful plastic slowly morphs into connectors that, five minutes ago, existed only on a computer screen. My hope is that these connectors, which weigh only one gram each, will help young children learn to become thinkers, makers, and one day, innovators. Over the past year, my younger… Continue reading How 3DUX is Creatively Promoting STEAM Education

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How I Became A STEM Author

I am a mom and mechanical engineer who manages projects by day and writes novels by night (or whenever I can squeeze it in!). I recently released The Calculated Series - fun, page-turning novels featuring women in STEM teaming up with government agents to fight crime.   Becoming a Writer While, I’ve always loved reading… Continue reading How I Became A STEM Author

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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

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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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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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Do I Even Belong Here? A SciCommer’s Dilema

My name is Mariah Loeber, and I run femstem.com on my lonesome.  It’s a website meant to be a hub for girls and women worldwide* to catch up on some exciting science news, and to get to see and interact with women in STEM.  We have interviewed scientists of all ages, from kids to adults,… Continue reading Do I Even Belong Here? A SciCommer’s Dilema

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Let’s Read Together: The Radium Girls #HSSBookClub

Introducing Our Book Club #HSSBookClub. To give a little background, I am a NON READER. Like, I didn't even have a reading course in school. Growing up in India, we didn't have much emphasis on reading. Leaning the language was critical and so was grammar, but reading not so much. I had some friends who… Continue reading Let’s Read Together: The Radium Girls #HSSBookClub