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#STEMSupport –Being A Humanities Student in Science Land

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.

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Episode#8: Reaching For The Sun

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

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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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Her WiSE Way To Neuroscience

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

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How to Breathe During Your Studies: Mental Health and Academia

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

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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