TWO TYPES OF GIRLS

I am a member and head of the medical group in FemStem—a club in which high school girls mentor middle school girls and help them pursue their STEM passions. A few weeks ago as I was teaching middle school girls how to suture, I had a sincere awakening. In the moment, I identified two distinctly different […]

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CYNTHIA KENYON

Cynthia Kenyon, biochemist and geneticist, is revolutionizing our understanding of aging. She is creating new ways to help us live longer and happier lives by developing methods to slow aging and prevent age-related diseases. As an expert in biochemistry and biophysics at the University of California at San Francisco, she is particularly interested in the influence that […]

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EMPOWERED WOMEN EMPOWER WOMEN

Feminism is not about making women stronger. Women are already strong. It is about changing the way the world perceives that strength. This begins by empowered women empowering other women. After the recent Women’s March, it is important to continue to advocate for the many reasons why women should be encouraged to pursue STEM. The lack […]

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RIVKA CARMI

Professor Rivka Carmi is the first female president of an Israeli research university, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, but her many accomplishments do not stop there. Carmi was born in Israel and is a graduate of Hadassah Medical School of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She completed a residency in pediatrics, a fellowship in neonatology at […]

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PASSION IS PROTEST

This picture of me represents pure happiness and joy after accomplishing a Coronary Artery Bypass Graft–it represents something greater that truly aligns with my passion. When I discovered my passion for STEM, I also discovered my voice for protest. Femiscience has been a means for me to develop my voice from my own personal experience […]

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