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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

Podcast Episodes

Episode15: Our STEMSupport Star

We are back with our brand new podcast episodes. We are doing away with season format and will release a new "woman in STEM" interview every Monday. We are so excited that our first guest back is our very own Alex Fitzpatrick the author of our #STEMSupport column. Today we are talking to an American Zooarchaeologist, who… Continue reading Episode15: Our STEMSupport Star

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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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Getting On The Plane To Study In A Foreign Land

Welcome to #STEMSupport, a bi-monthly article that will tackle common questions and issues others may face within STEM. Today’s article will talk about a subject that’s quite personal to me as an international PhD student – studying abroad! If you’re an undergraduate student, you’re probably being bombarded with fliers and emails regarding study abroad opportunities.… Continue reading Getting On The Plane To Study In A Foreign Land

Podcast Episodes

Episode 14: Her STEM-Spiring Story

 Today we are talking to a very "STEMSPIRING" young lady Laalitya Acharya, a current high school freshman whose goal is to girls to take up STEM all across the globe. Why? and How? were some of her favorite words growing up. Laalitya has identified the gap that young girls are faced with when trying to… Continue reading Episode 14: Her STEM-Spiring Story

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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

Podcast Episodes

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

Download Now 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… 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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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