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
Recently we interviewed a very bright engineering student Sydney Guillory, who works with UL Xplorlabs to promote STEM awareness in school students. Due to some audio issues, we were unable to release the episode, so we decided to release the transcript of our amazing conversation. Read on to learn more about Sydney's incredible STEM story… Continue reading The Incredible STEM Story of A ULXplorer
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
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
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.
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
Introducing our very first GUEST BLOGPOST by Alex Fitzpatrick. Read more about her at the end of the post. ------ College, as the old saying goes, should be the best years of your life. But for many undergraduates and postgraduates, these are the hardest and most stressful years of their lives. Academic studies can be… Continue reading How to Breathe During Your Studies: Mental Health and Academia
For this post, I wanted to write about something other than travel and point out the issues my peers have faced being women in STEM. I wanted to take this opportunity to express the disappointment I feel, how it’s unfair to expect women and young girls to confer to gender stereotypes!
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