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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

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Episode 12: This Mom Can Code

Download Now In this episode, we are talking to a mom that wants to change the future of moms around the world. Coding is the universal language that we all should know. We aren’t very far from the day when everything will be automated in some way or another. Erica Peterson is a mother of two,… Continue reading Episode 12: This Mom Can Code

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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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#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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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