March is Women's History Month, and we could not be more excited, for this year's theme is Women Inspiring Innovation Through Imagination: Celebrating Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. In honor of Women's History Month and this amazingly relevant theme, we will be celebrating by providing you with exclusive content about scientistas throughout our history and present.
How can you get in on the action? Take the actions below to celebrate Women's History Month, Scientista-style!
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Take the quiz! Name that Scientista (Nobel Laureate Edition)
Impress your friends by learning the names of all 16 scientista female Nobel laureates! Every person should be able to name at least a handful of women in science throughout history. If you're going to start somewhere, here is the place! These extremely brilliant women have made extremely significant contributions to science that you've likely learned about in your STEM classes. How many scientista Nobel laureates can you name? Take the quiz and find out :)
How'd ya do?
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Show your pride!
Show your pride for being a woman in STEM! Download our I ama scientista Facebook cover photo and put it up for the month of March (be sure to TAG us, so you can join the movement! --> www.facebook.com/scientistafoundation
On twitter? Join our hashtag campaign, This is what a SCIENTISTA looks like! #iamascientista! Help us take twitter by storm. Tweet at us using the handy-dandy button below. Picture of yourself optional!
Read a book
Check out our interactive bookshelf of reading suggestions for this month! We've included scientista community recommended books on women in science, feminism, science fiction, and more!
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Yesterday, Christina and I attended the Annual Westchester Medical Society dinner in Harrison, New York. The dinner brought together hundreds of physicians and friends of physicians from across the county. Among the attendees were prominent physicians and past presidents and leaders of the Medical Society, and "friends of physicians," including defense lawyers, drug reps, medical device companies, and Congresswoman Nan Hayworth (see picture below!), who is a former physician and Scientista herself!
We also had the pleasure of meeting some of this year's high school Westchester Science and Engineering Fair (WESEF) winners! All of the high school students presented their poster board sessions and were awarded a certificate and scholarship prize by the Medical Society during the dinner. Christina and I had the pleasure of meeting two brilliant and impressive Scientettes, Maria Mavrommatis and Colson Campbell, of Yorktown High School, who presented their impressive research on "The Relationship between Pregnancy/Postpartum and Subarachnoid Hemmorrhaging." They were awarded along with their equally impressive future male doctor peers, Jurgen Bushi from Yorktown High School and Mark Alexander of Mamaroneck High School.
Scientista Co-Founders Meet Congresswoman Nan Hayworth!
Maria Mavrommatis and Colson Campbell, winners of the Westchester Medical Society Future of Medicine Award
Shaira, '14 Harvard Branch Director
We at WISE Words want to extend our warmest welcomes to Shaira Bhanji, who has been appointed the Harvard - WISE Words branch director! Shaira has been a dedicated and passionate WISE staff writer for the past year and we couldn't be happier to have her on board. You can read a little bit more about her below.
Shaira Bhanji is a sophomore at Harvard (and a proud resident of Kirkland House!) concentrating in Economics with a secondary in Global Health/Health Policy. Her science experience includes research internships at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory as well as at City of Hope National Medical Center. She is also a Global Health and Finance columnist for the Harvard Global Health Review. Her other interests include playing soccer, taking walks along the Charles, and making frequent visits to Pinocchio's Pizza and Boston Tea Stop (and sometimes the gym).
Welcome to the team, Shaira!
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- Julia and Christina