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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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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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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

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Episode 13: Taking Women’s Leadership To The Next Level

In this episode, we are talking to an expert in women leadership development, Brigid Moynahan, the CEO of Next Level Leadership INC., a training, and development organization based in NY. Brigid started the company in 1986 with a farsighted approach to create diverse leadership in fortune 500 companies. Over the last 25 years, she has created over 800corporate programs… Continue reading Episode 13: Taking Women’s Leadership To The Next Level

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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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#STEMSupport – How to Embrace the Challenges of Being a New PhD Student?

This morning, I walked into our research office to find a new face – apparently a new PhD student had joined our department this week. And the first question she asked was a question that I remember asking myself in this very same room, nearly two years ago…

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Find Your Outlet with DiveIn

I don't know about you but for me, the days of logging on to my social media feed and seeing nothing but engagement announcements, wedding photos, and (surprisingly) fast-growing babies is something of the past. No, they aren't completely gone, that would be weird, but the landscape has shifted from witty updates from friends and… Continue reading Find Your Outlet with DiveIn

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Dating Advice For Successful Women In STEM

Dating is a tricky thing! It’s frustrating and full of mind games, clues, and insecurities. I was recently reading a book where the female lead character was making almost 3 times a year as compared to her partner who was making. The awkwardness of making more than your partner is universal. (Being a heterosexual, I… Continue reading Dating Advice For Successful Women In STEM