We are thrilled to announce our new partnership with METTLER TOLEDO and LabX Media on an exciting new series of video interviews of prominent women in science. In addition to the ~10 minute video interviews, hosted by Elise Andrew, the woman behind I F*cking Love Science, The Scientista Foundation will be collecting YOUR questions for the interviewees, and will be publishing this exclusive bonus video content on our website!
Read the full press release below to find out more about this exciting new project.
Julia and Christina
COLUMBUS, Ohio (March 31, 2014) – METTLER TOLEDO is pleased to announce the launch of the Women in Science Interview Series in conjunction with LabX Media and the Scientista Foundation.
While women are as likely as men to major in the sciences as undergraduates, they remain underrepresented in the leadership of laboratories throughout the world. Countries like the United States which is already struggling to remain competitive in an increasingly sophisticated global science scene, lose ground every time a woman chooses to put her scientific curiosity on hold and seek alternate careers.
To celebrate the accomplishments of women in science, and to inspire other women to follow in their footsteps, METTLER TOLEDO has partnered with The Scientista Foundation and LabX Media to conduct a series of six interviews with influential North American scientists to highlight their achievements and contributions, and to ask them what advice they have for the next generation of scientific pioneers.
The women selected for our interviews have shown ingenuity, not just in tackling everyday challenges that come with the leadership roles they hold, which are often enormous, but also in the ways they have approached the frustrating scarcity of female leaders in their fields.
First Interviewee – Dr. Elodie Ghedin
Hosted by Elise Andrew, founder of Facebook's fastest growing Science Page "If F*cking Love Science," the interviews will air the second week of every month from April through September. The first interview, scheduled to be released officially on April 11th at www.science-women.com will feature Dr. Elodie Ghedin.
Dr. Ghedin, a Professor in New York University's Department of Biology, is one of the world's foremost parasitologists whose work focuses primarily on the evolutionary genomics of infectious agents, neglected tropical diseases, microbiome, and virus metagenomic studies. Her pioneering work in harnessing the power of genomic sequencing techniques to generate critical insights about human pathogens won her a prestigious MacArthur Grant in 2011.
For more Information on the Women in Science Series, visit www.science-women.com
For more information about For exclusive bonus content, visit www.mt.com/na-women
METTLER TOLEDO is a leading global manufacturer of precision instruments. The Company is the world’s largest manufacturer and marketer of weighing instruments for use in laboratory, industrial and food retailing applications. The Company also holds top-three market positions in several related analytical instruments markets and is a leading provider of automated chemistry systems used in drug and chemical compound discovery and development.
About The Scientista Foundation
The Scientista Foundation is a media company and national network dedicated to bridging the gaps between established professionals and female students interested in pursuing careers in the sciences. Scientista seeks to serve as a one stop, comprehensive online resource for aspiring campus women in STEM. By offering mentorship, advice, resources, and opportunities, they hope to help young women across the country realize their career goals.