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Episode 11: The Sparkling GEM of STEM

In today's DiveIn Black History Month special episode we are talking to Stephanie Espy the author of "STEM GEMS” a powerful book that portrays 44 Women in STEM role models to give young girls and boys the very valuable gift of role models. She is the CEO of MathSP, the only STEM-focused academic coaching company… Continue reading Episode 11: The Sparkling GEM of STEM

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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

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The Bright Side of Being a Woman in STEM

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

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#STEMSupport – An Introduction

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

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Who is a Mentor & How to Approach One Right Away

Mentorship is one of the most important ingredients for success! Remember your first teacher in school. Teachers are such an important part of growing up. But once we grow up and move out of our parents' home we find ourselves figuring everything out alone. Google definitely helps, however, there is no filter to decide the… Continue reading Who is a Mentor & How to Approach One Right Away

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8 Interesting Things In the Day of An Engineer

What do engineers do? That is the most common question I get asked. This past week my 15-year-old cousin asked me the same question. I found myself struggling to sum it up in a simple way. So, I decided to create " A DAY IN MY LIFE"  post. To not bore you all, I decided… Continue reading 8 Interesting Things In the Day of An Engineer

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What Is “S T E M” & Why You Should Care

This year in the US alone, there are more than 600,000 unfilled tech jobs. STEM employment grew by 24.4% as compared to 4.0% growth in non-STEM employment over the last decade. So what exactly is "STEM"? STEM is an acronym for the collective study of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics. According to the NSF, STEM courses includes study in the fields of… Continue reading What Is “S T E M” & Why You Should Care