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!
Julia & Christina
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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?
Join the conversation by tweeting "I can name ____ #nobelscientistas" to @scientista_talk using the button below!
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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Christina and I are excited to be speaking at Harvard Undergraduate Women in Business’s 8th Annual Intercollegiate Business Convention!
We will be speaking on Saturday, September 29th on the panel: Tech & Science: Engineering your own Career in the Sciences – Learn from the Experts
The IBC conference is a full weekend of over 100+ speakers, panels, breakouts, and more. Keynote speakers at the conference include Donna Karan and Sarah Robb O’Hagan.
View the full speaker list here:http://ibc.huwib.org/speakers/
If you'd like to attend, there is still time to register
We hope to see you there!
Today I had the pleasure of speaking on the "Women in Science" Panel at the 25th Harvard-Radcliffe Women's Leadership Conference
at the Harvard Kennedy School. I was honored and humbled to speak along-side the extremely impressive scientistas, Dr. Nancy Oriol
and Dr. Sujata Bhatia
(Scientista's dear advisor!). During the panel, the room of 30 or so women had a chance to go around and ask questions about being a female and a leader in science. Their insightful and diverse inquiries inspired fruitful conversations, ranging from balancing a science/family life to overcoming the unique challenges of being a woman in STEM.
The panel was part of a week-long conference that aimed to empower, inspire, and cultivate Harvard's female leaders. I want to thank Benjana Guraziu and the rest of the Women's Leadership Conference team for such an inspiring afternoon. We commend the WLC's work to empower female leaders!
Thank you for the awesome swag! Already drinking out of my new waterbottle :)
We'd like to warmly welcome our newest Advisory Board member, Laura Saltonstall, MD, Senior Medical Director at Genzyme!
For those of you who have never been, the Genzyme building is a carefully engineered, environmentally friendly work of art... Check out the pics!
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
The Scientista Foundation is an exciting new start up that empowers pre-professional women in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) using media and online web platforms in innovative ways. (www.scientistafoundation.com). We are the first organization to provide a centralized network and resources specifically targeted to the needs of college and graduate women in STEM on a national level.
Our goals include:
1. Increasing the visibility of women in STEM
2. Creating the largest network for college and graduate women in STEM
3. Creating content and resources that empower women to pursue careers in STEM
Since our launch in November 2011, we have over 10 chapters and affiliates across 11+ campuses, and have created partnerships with national women in science organizations. Our Facebook page has over 3k fans, and is growing daily.
Seeking a social media and graphic design intern to manage Scientista's social media presence, attract new members and readership, and to create original and engaging content that aligns with the mission and goals of the Scientista foundation. Social media intern should be aware of content that is both inspirational and visually appealing to both women and people interested in science. The content you will be creating includes images of inspirational quotes by women scientists, science jokes, interesting science news, "scientista" spotlights, and more.
Accounts you will be in charge of contributing to include F: www.facebook.com/scientistafoundation & T: @scientista_talk
The ideal candidate is...
- A demonstrated, active presence and following on at least one social media platform, preferably Facebook and Twitter (Do you have a strong personal network? Are you able to generate a "buzz" around what you write?)
- A regular reader of science and tech news
- Passionate about science, STEM, and increasing diversity/ closing the gender gap
- Responsible and self-motivated. Able to stick to deadlines.
- Excellent communication & writing skills
- Demonstrated ability in visual/graphic arts
- Skilled in Photoshop or Illustrator
- Create and post original content on social media platforms to engage users
- Aggregate and repost interesting links relating to science/ women in science
- Post engaging links to our web content
- Grow the number of Facebook fans and Twitter followers
- Collaborate with the executive team, editorial team, and chapter directors to design media/marketing campaigns
- Engage with other conversations/pages/users in our space as The Scientista Foundation
WHAT YOU GAIN
* Develop a strong portfolio that showcases your content, posts, and statistics for how many new users your campaign has attracted.
* Become an integral part of the Scientista Social Media and Marketing team, which will redefine what it means to be a woman in science!
* Reach a wide audience of 3000+ fans (and growing!)
* Strong recommendations and references for your great work from the co-founders and directors of the Scientista Foundation.
* Contribute to an important social cause!
Three month minimum commitment. Start date and end dates are flexible. Hours are flexible.
This is a remote position. Interns can work from anywhere.
This is an UNPAID Internship. Course credit is available.
HOW TO APPLY
Please send a 1. Resume, 2. Cover Letter, and 3. Portfolio or 3 sample graphics to join[at]scientistafoundation.com.
Email us at join[at]scientistafoundation.com.
Our CMS system just created an app that lets us upload our blog from our phone! We wanted to test it out... Here are some pictures from around the Scientista office!
Harvard square neighboring building
Where it all happens...
The Scientista Zoo, shared with us by our former officemates from Klassmate
Visiting he new Harvard iLab space across the way at HBS
We applaud the White House for bringing national attention to the accomplishments of girls in STEM! One great step toward working for a more gender-equal science environment in the US.
This Saturday, the Presidents' Circle of Boston gathered for our very first mixer: ScienTEAsta
, at MIT! The leaders of our campus affiliate organizations (including Boston College, Boston University, Harvard, MIT, and Tufts) had the opportunity to meet with each other, share stories about their organizations, and discuss future intercollegiate collaborations. The PC members also had a chance to meet with Karen Yee, treasurer of the Boston AWIS Chapters, which is one of Scientista's partner organizations.
It was a lovely event! Looking forward to more Presidents' Circle gatherings! For more pictures, check out our facebook album:Scien-TEA-sta Photos
(L to R) Shaira Bhanji, Madeline Ching, Meredith MacGregor, Julia Tartaglia, Molly Gilligan, Alexandra Dewsnap, Karman Chu, Lauren Mangano, Emily Gilligan, Jean Yang
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