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…
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
Prior to my current life in the lab studying animal bones and isotopes, I had no idea how to operate a microscope. Someone who couldn’t remember what an electron was. Someone who would never even stick her foot into a lab, let alone work in one.
In this episode of our podcast we are talking to a Solar Scientist, Physicist Dr. Stephanie Yardley, who studies the eruption of the Sun's magnetic field that can lead to the spectacular displays of the aurora but can also severely damage our technological systems on Earth. She is joining us all the way from Scotland. Listen to… Continue reading Episode#8: Reaching For The Sun
As a kid I always had my families' support, most of my college education was paid for, and I was self confident enough in college that sexism didn’t bother me (too much). I understand that this isn’t the case for everyone, but that is why it is my right to try to shed a new… Continue reading The Bright Side of Being a Woman in STEM
A short while back, I wrote a guest post here at Her STEM Story about how to manage your mental health in academia. Apparently the response to that article was good enough that I have now been asked back as a semi-regular contributor with my own section: #STEMSupport! But first – a little bit more… Continue reading #STEMSupport – An Introduction
This is a gist of our interview with the amazing Jackie Giovanniello a PhD student in Neuroscience. Listen to the entire episode on our "Podcast Episodes "page. Introduction STEM programs for girls have seen a surge in numbers at middle and high school levels around the world. But what about the women who are already a part… Continue reading Her WiSE Way To Neuroscience